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Professor David Buttsworth

Professor David Buttsworth
Name David Buttsworth
Position Professor (Thermofluids Engineering)
Section School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Office P10-101
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2614
Extension 2614
Qualifications BEng(Hons) Qld , PhD Qld

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 091399 )
  • Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090199 )
  • ( 401799 )
  • ( 400199 )

Research interests
Hypersonic aerothermodynamics, supersonic inlets and combustion, rocket propulsion, ejectors, wave rotors, icing

Professional memberships
Senior Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Industry affiliations
Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Currently teaching courses/programs
MEC2101 Thermodynamics
MEC2402 Stress Analysis
MEC4103 Heat Transfer

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
20 Years

Research most recent
GMD Currao, AJ Neely, CM Kennell, SL Gai, DR Buttsworth, 2019, Hypersonic Fluid–Structure Interaction on a Cantilevered Plate with Shock Impingement, AIAA Journal, 1-16.

R Ravichandran, DR Buttsworth, SW Lewis, RG Morgan, TJ McIntyre, 2019, Filtered Image Thermography for High Temperatures in Hypersonic Preheated Ablation Experiments, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 1-11

M Zhao, D Buttsworth, R Choudhury, 2018, Experimental and numerical study of OH* chemiluminescence in hydrogen diffusion flames, Combustion and Flame, 197, 369-377

Research most notable
DR Buttsworth, 2001, Assessment of effective thermal product of surface junction thermocouples on millisecond and microsecond time scales, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 25 (6), 409-420

Publications in ePrints

Mahmood, Raid Ahmed and Buttsworth, David and Malpress, Ray and Sharifian-Barforoush, Ahmed (2021) CFD numerical and experimental investigation of two-phase flow development after an expansion device in a horizontal pipe. Journal of Thermal Engineering, 7 (1). 307- 323.

Birch, Byrenn ORCID: and Buttsworth, David and Zander, FabianORCID: (2020) Measurements of freestream density fluctuations in a hypersonic wind tunnel. Experiments in Fluids, 61 (7):158. pp. 1-13. ISSN 0723-4864

Birch, Byrenn ORCID: and Buttsworth, David and Zander, FabianORCID: (2020) Time-resolved stagnation temperature measurements in hypersonic flows using surface junction thermocouples. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 119:110177. pp. 1-13. ISSN 0894-1777

Saeed, Ramiz and Buttsworth, David and Saleh, Khalid (2019) A new wind tunnel facility for ice crystal icing experiments. In: 2019 International Conference on Icing of Aircraft, Engines, and Structures, 17-21 June 2019, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Mahmood, Raid Ahmed and Buttsworth, David and Malpress, Ray (2019) Computational and Experimental Investigation of the Vertical Flash Tank Separator Part 1: Effect of Parameters on Separation Efficiency. International Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration, 27 (1):1950005. pp. 1950005-1. ISSN 2010-1325

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