What is Aerofluids.org?
Aerofluids.org is the personal web page of Humberto Medina, an academic who is very passionate about his subject. That is, Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics. This page is devoted to promoting both Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics understanding. Please continue reading this page if you are interested in knowning more about the author, the intended purpose of this site, as well as how this site can benefit you!
Who is Humberto Medina?
I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Aerospace at Coventry University where I have worked since 2009. My undergraduate teaching duties include the following modules:
Aerospace Systems Engineering
Aerospace Systems Design
Aerodynamics and Propulsion
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Individual Research Project
At postgraduate level, I am currently Course Director for the MSc in Aerospace Engineering, I supervise both MScR and PhD students, and I teach Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) using the open-source CFD package OpenFOAM. I have also delivered Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses in Aerodynamics with a focus on the application of CFD to aircraft design.
Prior to my arrival at Coventry University, I worked at the Queen's University of Belfast as a Research Assistant where I had the privilege to be involved on the Environmentally Friendly Engine (EFE) programme in collaboration with several industrial (Bombardier Belfast, Rolls-Royce, etc.) and academic collaborators. During this time, I carried out an experimental programme to investigate the effects of surface irregurarities on boundary layer transition. I also developed and implemented a transition estimation code using Linear Stability Theory and the eN framework.
In terms of education, I completed both mu undergraduate and doctoral training at the Queen's University of Belfast. My PhD involved an experimental study of the flow field of stead and unsteady impinging jets using high-speed Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV). Whilst at Coventry University, I also completed my PGCert in Higher Education which has strengthen pedagogical skills as applied to teaching and learning within the Higher Education sector. As a result, I am registered as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
What is the purpose of Aerofluids.org?
I started Aerofluids.org in December 2012 as a simple personal project. Soon, it became obvious that my undergraduate students often had similar querries. As a results, I started to post the most common ones on this site as a blog. In early January 2013, I also installed Moodle on this site to facilitate the sharing of information with project students. Currently, I have bigger plans made for this site. Firstly, I am planning to progressively add more and more information related to the Fluid Mechanics and Computational Fluid Mechanics with the aim of developing an on-line resource for consultation and/or reference (for students, enthuthiasts and engineers). A second objective for this site is to provide me with a platform from which to more effectively disseminate my research activities and publications, hoping to promote debate as well as potential future research collaborations with academics and/or priviate companies alike.
Who can benefit from Aerofluids.org?
Perhaps, at present, the main community to benefit from this site are my current students. However, as the site develops and more resources are made available my hope is that more individuals will benefit from this work, for personal, research related and/or applying Fluid Mechanics to tackle industrial needs/problems.
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided within this site. The author (Dr. H. Medina) will not be held responsible or liable for any consequences as a result of utilising the information contained herein, or as a result of factual inaccuracies of the material included in this site.