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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 )

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

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, R. A. and Buttsworth, D. and Malpress, R. (2019) Computational and experimental investigation of using an extractor in a vertical gravitational flash tank separator. International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, 16 (2). pp. 6706-6722. ISSN 2229-8649

Mahmood, Raid Ahmed and Buttsworth, David and Malpress, Ray (2019) Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Two-phase Flow Orientation Direction Change on a Vertical Flash Tank Separator. International Journal of Management and Applied Science (IJMAS), 5 (4). pp. 25-29.

Leis, John and Buttsworth, David and Saeed, Ramiz and Saleh, Khalid and McGilvray, Matthew and Gillespie, David (2019) Microwave technique for liquid water detection in icing applications. In: 2019 International Conference on Icing of Aircraft, Engines, and Structures, 17-21 June 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Al-Rbaihat, R. and Malpress, R. and Buttsworth, D. and Saleh, Kh. (2018) Detached eddy simulation of an adjustable radial ejector. In: 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 10-13 Dec 2018, Adelaide, Australia.

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