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Assoc Prof Andrew Wandel

Assoc Prof Andrew Wandel
Name Andrew Wandel
Position Associate Professor (Mechanical Engineering)
Section School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Office Z409
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2230
Extension 2230
Email
Qualifications BEng(Hons) Qld , PhD Qld

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering ( 091305 )
  • Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels) ( 090201 )
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics ( 091501 )
  • Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy ( 130212 )
  • Educational Technology and Computing ( 130306 )
  • Numerical and Computational Mathematics not elsewhere classified ( 010399 )
  • Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy ( 130208 )

Research interests
Turbulent Combustion Modelling.

Most of my research has been in developing implementation methodologies for the Conditional Moment Closure (CMC) model and the more general Multiple Mapping Conditioning (MMC) model. These models can be used in the prediction of the mixing process of fuel and oxidiser in a non-premixed or partially-premixed configuration (the majority of mixing occurs inside the combustion chamber in conjunction with the combustion process). During my Ph.D. at The University of Queensland (UQ), I was involved in the early development of implementation methods for MMC. This was further developed during my time at Imperial College London by combining MMC with the binomial Langevin model to create a hybrid model. I have continued to develop these models during my time at USQ.

For my research at Cambridge University, I performed a Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) study of the evaporation and combustion of fuel droplets using spark ignition. The major findings have been the categorisation of the three modes of success/failure. Research is ongoing regarding the fundamental causes of these phenomena.


Engineering Education.

Since joining USQ, I have conducted research into Engineering Education, principally into influencing the student experience in team-based courses and mathematics.

Professional memberships
Chartered Practising Engineer (CPEng)
Member, Engineers Australia (MIEAust)
Registered Practising Engineer Queensland (RPEQ)

Industry affiliations
Combustion Institute, Australia and New Zealand Section
Australasian Association of Engineering Education

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences (IAESS)

Currently teaching courses/programs
MEC5100 Computational Fluid Dynamics examiner
MEC5105 Combustion examiner
MEC4104 Energy Technology examiner (previous)
ENG3104 Engineering Simulations and Computations examiner (previous)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
20 Years

Administrative responsibilities
School Coordinator (Academic), Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Research most recent
Algayyim, SJM, Wandel, AP, Yusaf, T, Al-Lwayzy, S & Hamawand, I 2019 ‘Butanol–Acetone Mixture Blended with Cottonseed Biodiesel: Spray Characteristics Evolution, Combustion Characteristics, Engine Performance and Emission’, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 37, pp. 4729–4739.

Wandel, AP & Lindstedt, RP 2019 ‘A Mixture-Fraction–Based Hybrid Binomial Langevin–Multiple Mapping Conditioning Model’, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 37, pp. 2151–2158.

Wandel, AP 2018 ‘Identification of Local Extinction and Prediction of Reignition in a Spark-Ignited Sparse Spray Flame using Data Mining’, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 198, pp. 342–355.


Research most notable
Wandel, A.P., Chakraborty, N., and Mastorakos, E., "Direct Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Flame Expansion in Fine Sprays," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2009, Vol. 32, pp. 2283-2290.

This paper won the best paper in the Spray Colloquium at the 32nd International Symposium on Combustion.


Publications in ePrints

Wandel, Andrew P. and Lindstedt, R. Peter (2019) A mixture-fraction-based hybrid binomial Langevin-multiple mapping conditioning model. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 37 (2). pp. 2151-2158. ISSN 1540-7489

Algayyim, Sattar Jabbar Murad and Wandel, Andrew P. and Yusaf, Talal and Al-lwayzy, Saddam (2019) Butanol-acetone mixture blended with cottonseed biodiesel: spray characteristics evolution, combustion characteristics, engine performance and emission. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 37 (4). pp. 4729-4739. ISSN 1540-7489

Shams Bidhendi, Saba and Goh, Steven and Wandel, Andrew (2019) Development of a weighted leanness measurement method in modular construction companies. Journal of Industrial Engineering International. pp. 1-25. ISSN 1735-5702

Algayyim, Sattar Jabbar Murad and Wandel, Andrew P. and Yusaf, Talal (2018) Experimental investigation of hydrated butanol-acetone (BA) and diesel blend as alternative fuel for CI engines. In: 37th International Symposium on Combustion, 29 July - 3 Aug 2018, Dublin, Ireland.

Wandel, Andrew P. (2018) Identification of local extinction and prediction of reignition in a spark-ignited sparse spray flame using data mining. Combustion and Flame, 198. pp. 342-355. ISSN 0010-2180

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering ( 091305 )
  • Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels) ( 090201 )
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics ( 091501 )
  • Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy ( 130212 )


Research topics