Sig Turbulence / Gavin Tabor

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Gavin Tabor (Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter)

1 Contact:

  • Mail:
  • Address: SEMPS, Harrison Building, North Park Road, Exeter, EX4 4QF, UK

2 Research Interests

  • Computational Fluid Dyanmics, particularly;
    • Turbulence Modelling
    • Code design
    • Image-Based Meshing
    • CFD applications

See [1]

3 OpenFOAM Research Interests

  • Turbulence modelling, particularly
    • Large-Eddy Simulation (LES)
    • Wall modelling
  • Use of OpenFOAM,
    • Teaching CFD with OpenFOAM
    • Code development, meshing
    • Industrial and teaching consultancy with the code

4 OpenFOAM Research Projects

4.1 Past Projects

  • The Rheology of Filled Polymer Melts. Industrial CASE award with Imerys; PhD student Mark Beard
  • Inlet Conditions for Large Eddy Simulation of Premixed Turbulent Combustion. EPSRC grant 2002-2006; PhD Student Mohammad Baba-Ahmadi

4.2 Current Projects

  • Hydro International KTP; "Use of CFD and GA in product development processes at Hydro International PLC". PhD Student; Daniel Jarman
  • Flood Risk Management Consortium (FRMRC2) PhD Student; Istvan Galambos
  • GWR project with British Ceramic Tiles: "Process modeling, simulation and optimisation for energy-efficient production". PhD Student; Richard de Salis
  • "Study and Application of Gao and Yong turbulence model in OpenFOAM"; 2 year study visit funded by the China Education Council. PhD student Lijun Jiang
  • "Inlet conditions for LES simulations of heat transfer in turbomachinery"; 3 month study visit. PhD student Cosimo Bianchini

5 OpenFOAM-related Papers

  • 1997
    • Fureby, C. and Tabor, G. (1997): Mathematical and Physical Constraints on Large Eddy Simulations, Theor.Comp.Fluid Dynamics, 9#2, pp 75 - 83
    • Fureby, C., Gosman, A.D., Tabor, G., Weller, H.G., Sandham, N. and Wolfshtein, M. (1997): Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Channel Flows, Turbulent Shear Flows 11
    • Fureby, C., Tabor, G., Weller, H.G. and Gosman, A.D. (1997): Differential Subgrid Stress Models in Large Eddy Simulations, Phys.Fluids., 9#11, pp 3578 - 3580
    • Fureby, C., Tabor, G., Weller, H.G. and Gosman, A.D. (1997): A Comparative Study of Sub Grid Scale Models in Homogeneous Isotropic Turbulence, Phys.Fluids., 9#5, pp 1416 - 1429
  • 1998
    • Weller, H.G., Tabor, G., Gosman, A.D. and Fureby, C. (1998): Application of a Flame-Wrinkling LES Combustion Model to a Turbulent Mixing Layer, Proceedings of the 27th Combustion Symposium, pp 899 - 907
    • Weller, H.G., Tabor, G., Jasak, H. and Fureby, C. (1998): A Tensorial Approach to CFD using Object Orientated Techniques, Computers in Physics, 12#6, pp 620 - 631
  • 1999
    • Tabor, G., Nwagwe, I.K., Weller, H. and Gosman, A.D. (1999): Visualisation of Results from LES of Combustion, Journal of Visualisation, 2#2, pp 177 - 184
  • 2000
    • Fureby, C., Tabor, G., Weller, H.G. and Gosman, A.D. (2000): Large Eddy Simulation of the Flow Around a Square Prism, AIAA.J., 38#3, pp 442 - 452
    • Nwagwe, I.K., Weller, H.G., Tabor, G., Gosman, A.D., Lawes, M., Sheppard, C.G.W. and Wooley, R. (2000): Measurements and Large Eddy Simulations of Turbulent Premixed Flame Kernel Growth, Proceedings of the 28th Combustion Symposium
  • 2001
    • Tabor, G. (2001): Modelling of Complex Flows with (v)LES, Proceedings of the ECCOMAS CFD 2001 Conference
  • 2004
    • Tabor, G.R. and Weller, H.G. (2004): Large Eddy Simulation of Premixed Turbulent Combustion using Xi Flame Surface Wrinkling Model, Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 72#1, pp 1 - 27
    • Tabor, G., Baba-Ahmadi, M.H., de Villiers, E. and Weller, H. (2004): Construction of Inlet Conditions for LES of Turbulent Channel Flow, ECCOMAS 2004 Congress, Jyrvaskyla, Finland
  • 2007
    • Beard, M.A., Tabor, G., Ritchie, S.J.K. & Evans, K.E. (2007): Numerical investigation and visualisation of polymer behaviour within a capillary die, Polymer Engineering and Science, 47#10, pp 1688 - 1694
    • Beard,M.A., Tabor,G.R., Ritchie, S.K.J., Evans,K.E., Walton,R.I. (2007): Development of Freeze Flow Apparatus to Study Filled Polymer Melts, Polymer Engineering and Science, 47#11, pp 1937 - 1942
  • 2008
    • Baba-Ahmadi, M.H., and Tabor, G. (2008): Inlet Conditions for LES of gas-turbine swirl injectors, AIAA.J., 46#7, pp 1782 - 1790
  • 2009
    • Baba-Ahmadi, M.H. and Tabor, G.R. (2009): Inlet conditions for LES using Mapping and Feedback Control, Computers and Fluids, 38#6, pp 1299 - 1311

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