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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
Email
Qualifications BEng(Hons) Qld , PhD Qld

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 091399 )
  • Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090199 )
  • Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 401799 )
  • Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 400199 )
  • Mechanical Engineering ( 401700 )
  • Aerospace Engineering ( 400100 )

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

Zander, Fabian ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0597-9556 and Buttsworth, David R. and Birch, ByrennORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0625-2455 and Noller, Lachlan and Wright, Duncan and James, Christopher M. and Thompson, Matthew and Apirana, Steven and Leis, John and Lobsey, Craig and Payne, Allan (2021) Australian rapid-response airborne observation of the Hayabusa2 reentry. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. pp. 1-5. ISSN 0022-4650

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: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0625-2455 and Buttsworth, David and Loehle, Stefan and Hufgard, Fabian (2021) Fast-Response transient heat flux measurements in a plasma wind tunnel. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 173:121234. ISSN 0017-9310

Currao, Gaetano M. D. and McQuellin, Liam P. and Neely, Andrew J. and Gai, Sudhir L. and O'Byrne, Sean and Zander, FabianORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0597-9556 and Buttsworth, David R. and McNamara, Jack J. and Jahn, Ingo (2021) Hypersonic oscillating shock-wave/boundary-layer interaction on a flat plate. AIAA Journal, 59 (3). pp. 940-959. ISSN 0001-1452

Birch, Byrenn ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0625-2455 and Buttsworth, David and Zander, FabianORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0597-9556 (2020) Measurements of freestream density fluctuations in a hypersonic wind tunnel. Experiments in Fluids, 61 (7):158. pp. 1-13. ISSN 0723-4864

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

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


Research topics