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Dr Shaun Shen (publishing as Xiang Shen) is a skilled and experienced Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in applied aerodynamics. With over a decade of expertise in the field, he is a specialist in experimental fluid dynamics, flow control and visualisation, numerical simulations, aerodynamic and thermal design, and multidisciplinary optimisation. As the academic lead of Northumbria University Aerodynamics Laboratory (NUAL, www.northumbria.ac.uk/windtunnel), he drives innovative research projects and nurtures the next generation of engineers.
Shaun obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Queen Mary University of London, UK, and then undertook postdoctoral research on aerodynamics and thermal management at Newcastle University in Professor Barrie Mecrow's group. He also served as a visiting scholar at Tohoku University in Japan from 2008 to 2009.
Shaun has led and participated in various aerodynamics-related research projects, including the Royal Society project "Research on the mechanisms of dynamic stall of wind turbine blades equipped with vortex generators," the NERC cross-disciplinary research project "Bio-Inspired Wind Turbine Blade Design: What can we learn from humpback whale flippers?," the Northern Accelerator Project "Wind-tunnel aided design for customised solutions of vortex generators on wind turbine blades," the EPSRC project "UK Turbulence Consortium," and the China State Program "Fundamental Research on Aerodynamics of Large-Scale Wind Turbine," among others. He is also a respected reviewer for over ten academic journals, such as Physics of Fluids, Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, and The Aeronautical Journal.
With his knowledge and expertise in aerodynamics and mechanical engineering, Shaun is committed to sharing his insights with others and shaping the future of the field.
- Applied aerodynamics
- Aerofoil design and optimisation
- Thermal design and management
- Wind engineering and industrial fluid dynamics
- Transportation electrification
Mechanical Engineering, PhD, Experimental and Numerical Study of Surface Curvature Effects on the Performance of the Aerofoils Used in Small Wind Turbines, Queen Mary University of London
30 Sept 2012 → 11 Nov 2016
Award Date: 31 Jan 2017
Other Engineering, MEng, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Award Date: 18 Jun 2012
Other Engineering, BEng (Hons), Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Award Date: 23 Jun 2010
Other Engineering, Certificate, JYPE 2008-2009, Tohoku University
Award Date: 13 Aug 2009
18 Jun 2018 → 17 May 2020
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Research on the mechanisms of dynamic stall of the wind turbine blades equipped with vortex generators
18/05/20 → 31/03/22
Shen, X., Avital, E., Ikram, Z., Yang, L., Korakianitis, T. & Dala, L., 24 Apr 2023, In: International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow. 33, 4, p. 1379-1393 15 p.
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Effects of the height and chordwise installation of the vane-type vortex generators on the unsteady aerodynamics of a wind turbine airfoil undergoing dynamic stallZhu, C., Feng, Y., Shen, X., Dang, Z., Chen, J., Qiu, Y., Feng, Y. & Wang, T., 1 Mar 2023, In: Energy. 266, 12 p., 126418.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review6 Citations (Scopus)
Yang, L., Shu, C., Wu, J., Liu, Y. & Shen, S., 1 Feb 2022, In: Physics of Fluids. 34, 2, p. 1-19 19 p., 027110.
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Comparison of Blade Aeroelastic Responses between Upwind and Downwind of 10 MW Wind Turbines under the Shear Wind ConditionKang, H., Xu, B., Shen, X., Li, Z., Cai, X. & Hu, Z., 8 Mar 2023, In: Energies. 16, 6, 14 p., 2567.
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Experimental Study of Surface Curvature Effects on Aerodynamic Performance of a Low Reynolds Number AirfoilShen, X., Avital, E., Paul, G., Rezaienia, M. A., Wen, P. & Korakianitis, T., Sept 2016, In: Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. 8, 053303.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile34 Citations (Scopus)479 Downloads (Pure)