About Dr. Graham Doig
Graham is an Assistant Professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department at California Polytechnic State University, where he teaches experimental aerodynamics and other subjects in fluid dynamics, oversees the Low Speed Wind Tunnel Lab, and runs the Fluids Lab for Interdisciplinary Projects (FLIP). In 2015 Graham instigated PROVE Lab - the Cal Poly Prototype Vehicles Laboratory, which he oversees as academic adviser - PROVE Lab are currently building a car to smash the land speed record for a solar-powered vehicle.
Graham is well-known in the field for his work on high speed ground effect aerodynamics, having published some of the major works in the field during and after his PhD. He is regarded internationally as an expert in this area and has given several talks and seminars on the many phenomena uncovered and the applications of his research - from maglev-assisted launch of space vehicles to future high speed transport systems to wing-in-ground effect vehicles, racing cars, and land speed record vehicles.
Directing FLIP means Graham is now leading or supporting a variety of projects, primarily in transient high speed flow phenomena (shock wave interactions with boundary layers and flames, supersonic wakes) and maneuvering bodies at lower speeds (road vehicles and autonomous aircraft and underwater vehicles). Primary interests in 2016, apart from getting Cal Poly's wind tunnel back into shape, include biomimicry of bird wing tips and seal flippers, as well as continuing work on shock wave interactions with flames, and aerodynamic considerations in design and modelling of performance vehicles and electric cars (or both!).
Honors and Awards
- 2011 - Early Career Researcher Award, UNSW Australia
- 2012 - American Australian Association QANTAS Research Fellow
- 2013 - UNSW Australia School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Lecturer of the Year
- Aerodynamic Research and Development (AERO568/569)
- Turbulence and Flow Control (AERO529)
- Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics (AERO406)
- Aerospace Fluid Mechanics (AERO302)
- Experimental Aerodynamics (AERO307)
|2012 ‐ 2014||Graduate Certificate, UNSW Australia ‐ Department of Learning and Teaching|
|2005 ‐ 2009||PhD, UNSW Australia ‐ Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering|
|1999 ‐ 2004||M.Eng, University of Glasgow ‐ Aerospace Engineering|
The influence of cornering on the vortical wake structures of ...
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering (2015)
The aerodynamic performance of inverted wings on racing-car configurations is most critical when cornering; however, current wind tunnel techniques are ...
Influence of wing span on the aerodynamics of wings in ...
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering (2013)
A computational fluid dynamics study of the influence of wing span has been conducted for an inverted wing with endplates ...
The synergistic integration of computational fluid dynamics and experimental fluid ...
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering (2012)
This article highlights the ‘synergistic’ use of experimental fluid dynamics (EFD) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), where the two sets ...
Research Works (17)
Design and development of the Sunswift eVe solar vehicle: world ...
IMechE Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering Proceedings (2016)
The Sunswift project of the University of New South Wales, Australia, exists to provide university students with a multi-disciplinary engineering ...
Interactions of shock tube exhaust flows with laminar and turbulent ...
54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Proceedings: San Diego, CA (2016)
The interactions of flow features emitting from open-ended shock tubes with free-standing propane flames have been investigated using high-speed schlieren ...