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Aldo Rona leads research in unsteady flows, compressible flows, and aeroacoustics of industrial and scientific importance to the aerospace, transport, and energy sectors, using Computational Fluid Dynamics. Tailored analytical methods and experimentation complement and validate the numerical predictions.
Rona has led European Commission Framework Programmes 6 and 7 consortia on the development of methods for the assessment and mitigation of airframe/automotive cavity flow and noise and of jet noise.
Rona's interests in turbomachinery aerodynamics led to novel endwall contouring to improve the performance of gas turbines for propulsion and power, in collaboration with USA, Japan, and Iraq.
Rona has developed a portfolio of complementary research and he actively support trans-disciplinary research, with interests in the modelling the central airways, hemodynamics of main vessels, and in advanced liquid cooling by nanofluids.
Rona has led the University of Leicester participation in the Tier 2 national e-infrastructure supercomputing services HPC Midlands Plus Athena (2012-2016) and Sulis (2019-2024), with the Universities of Aston, Birmingham, Loughborough, Nottingham, QMUL, funded by the UKRI World Class Laboratories Fund, in collaboration with The Alan Turing Institute.
1st class B.Eng.(Hons), Department of Aeronautics, City University, UK.
Ph.D., Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Southampton, UK.
EPSRC Research Fellow at the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics University of Southampton (1996-1997)
EU Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Aeronautics and Aerospace von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics Belgium (1998).
Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Secondee at Alstom Power (General Electrics), Whetstone, Leicester (2004-2005)
Lecturer (1998-2010) Senior Lecturer (2010-2016) and then Associate Professor, Department of Engineering University of Leicester.
Obaida, H.M.B., Rona, A., Mitigation of turbine secondary flow losses by a novel rotor groove, Thermal Engineering, Accepted, 25 January 2023.
Zavalan, F.-L., Rona, A. A workflow for designing contoured axisymmetric nozzles for enhancing additively manufactured cold spray deposits, Additive Manufacturing, Vol. 62, Article 103379, January 2023, doi: 10.1016/j.addma.2022.103379
Ali, A.M, Angelino, M., Rona, A. Numerical investigation of various twisted tapes enhancing a circular microchannel heat sink performance, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 98, Article 109065, December 2022, doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2022.109065
Ja'fari, M., Jaworski, A.J., Rona, A. Numerical study of flow separation control over a circular hump using synthetic jet actuators, AIP Advances, Vol. 12, Article 094205, September 2022, doi: 10.1063/5.0099926
Ali, A.M., Angelino, M., Rona, A., Physically consistent implementation of the mixture model for modelling nanofluid conjugate heat transfer in minichannel heat sinks, Applied Sciences, Vol. 12, No. 14, Article 7011, July 2022, doi: 10.3390/app12147011
Ali, A.M., Angelino, M., Rona, A., Numerical analysis on the thermal performance of microchannel heat sinks with Al2O3 nanofluid and various fins, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 198, Article 117458, November 2021, ISSN 139-4311, doi: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2021.117458.
Ali, A.M., Rona, A., Kadhim, H.K., Angelino, M., Gao, S., Thermo-hydraulic performance of a circular microchannel heat sink using swirl flow and nanofluid, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 191, June 2021, Article 116817, ISSN: 1359-4311, doi: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2021.116817.
Kadhim, H.K., Jabbar, F.A., Rona, A., Cu-Al2O3 hybrid nanofluid natural convection in an inclined enclosure with wavy walls partially layered by porous medium, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 186, November 2020, Article 105889, ISSN: 0020-7403, doi: 10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2020.105889.
Rona, A., El-Dosoky, M.F.F., Adebayo, D.S., A hybrid RANS model of wing-body junction flow, European Journal of Mechanics / B Fluids, Vol. 79, January-February 2020, pp. 283-296, ISSN: 0997-7546, doi: 10.1016/j.euromechflu.2019.09.014.
Obaida, H.M., Rona, A., Gostelow, J.P., Loss reduction in a 1.5 stage axial turbine by computer driven stator hub contouring, J. Turbomach., Vol. 141, June 2019, pp. 061009-1 061009-11, ISSN 0889-504X (Print) eISSN 1528-8900 (Online), doi: 10.1115/1.4042305.
Corno, A.F., Owen, M.J., Cangiani, A., Hall, E.J.C., Rona, A., Physiological Fontan procedure, Frontiers in Pediatrics, Section: Pediatric Cardiology, Vol. 7, Article 196, May 2019, pp. 1-9, ISSN (Electronic) 2296-2360, doi: 10.3389/fped.2019.00196.
Kawase, M., Rona, A., Numerical optimization of a stall margin enhancing recirculation channel for an axial compressor, Fluids, Special Issue: Turbomachinery Flow Analysis, Vol. 4, No. 2, Article 88, May 2019, pp. 1-19, ISSN (Electronic) 2311-5521, doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids4020088.
Kawase, M., Rona, A., Effect of a recirculating type casing treatment on a highly loaded axial compressor rotor, International Journal of Turbomachinery, Propulsion and Power, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Article no. 5, March 2019, pp. 1-23, ISSN 2504-186X, doi: 10.3390/ijtpp4010005.
Adebayo, D.S., Al-Ameri, J., Tyukin, I., Rona, A., Linear stability analysis of the flow between rotating cylinders of wide gap, European Journal of Mechanics / B Fluids, Vol. 72, November-December 2018, pp. 567-575, ISSN 0997-7546, doi: 10.1016/j.euromechflu.2018.07.002.
Kadhim, H.T., Rona, A., Off-design performance of a liquefied natural gas plant with an axial turbine of novel endwall design, Applied Energy, Vol. 222, July 2018, pp. 830-839, ISSN 0306-2619, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.03.077.
Kadhim, H.T., Rona, A., Design optimization workflow and performance analysis for contoured end-walls of axial turbines, Energy, Vol. 149, April 2018, pp. 875-889, ISSN 0360-5442, doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2018.02.001.
Adebayo, D.S., Rona, A.: Numerical investigation of the three-dimensional pressure distribution in Taylor Couette flow, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 139, No. 11, November 2017, pp. 111201-1 - 111201-10, ISSN 0021-9223, doi: 10.1115/1.4037083.
Rona, A., Spisso, I., Hall, E., Bernardini, M., Pirozzoli, S.: Optimised prefactored compact schemes for linear wave propagation phenomena, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 328, January 2017, pp. 66-85, ISSN 0021-9991, doi: 10.1016/j.jcp.2016.10.014.
Zavalan L.F. Rona A. A workflow for designing contoured axisymmetric nozzles for effective cold spray coatings ECS2021 14th European Coatings Symposium Brussels 7-9 Sept. 2021. Extended abstract.
Zavalan L.F. Rona A. A contoured nozzle design method for effective cold spray metal coating ICLASS 2021 15th Triennial International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems Edinburgh UK 29 Aug. - 2 Sept. 2021.
Zavalan L.F. Rona A. Parametric redesign of a convergent-divergent cold spray nozzle Thermal Spray 2021: Proceedings from the International Thermal Spray Conference edited by: F. Azarmi X. Chen J. Cizek C. Cojocaru B. Jodoin H. Koivuluoto Y. Lau R. Fernandez O. Ozdemir H. Salami Jazi and F. Toma American Society for Metals (ASM) online event 24-28 May 2021 doi: 10.31399/asm.cp.itsc2021p0221.
Zavalan L.F. Rona A. Improving Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing with a Nozzle Designed by the Method of Characteristics 4th Postgraduate Research Symposium on Ferrous Metallurgy Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (IOM3) online event 23 February 2021. Oral presentation and abstract.