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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.
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).
Lecturer (1998-2010) Senior Lecturer (2010-2016) and then Associate Professor, Department of Engineering University of Leicester.
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, Article 117458, Accepted 11 July 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.
Computational Fluid Dynamics: In-house CFD code Cosmic
Computational Aeroacoustics (CAA): In-house Ffowcs Williams Hawkings code LeicesterCAA
Measurement techniques: Aeroacoustics Compressible flows Low speed flows
Transonic aerodynamics: Cylinder wakes Aircraft store bay flows Cavity flows Single and dual-stream jets
Turbomachinery: Turbine cascade aerodynamics turbine stage design tools Axial compressor design tools Taylor Couette instability
Subsonic aerodynamics: Automobile cavity flow Bluff bodies Civil aircraft cavity flow transition
Internal combustion engines turbochargers