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Mr

Liam McQuellin BEng MEng

DPhil Student

COLLEGE: Wolfson College

Biography

Liam McQuellin is a Doctoral candidate at the Oxford Thermofluids Institute, specialising in the measurement of wake flows emanating from planetary entry bodies at hypersonic speeds. He earned his Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honors) degree from the Deakin University and graduated with a Master of Engineering Science with excellence from the University of New South Wales.

Prior to commencing his D.Phil candidature, Liam spent seven years as a research engineer with the hypersonics research group at the University of New South Wales where he supported research in hypersonic aerodynamics and hypersonic fluid-structure interactions.

Awards and Prizes

2022 Structural Dynamics Best Paper Award (Vasconcelos, McQuellin, Talluru, Neely, Hypersonic Fluid-Structure Interactions on a Compliant Clamped-Free Clamped-Free Panel Under the Influence of Static Shock Impingement)

2019 AIAA Fluid Dynamics Best Paper Award (Currao, McQuellin, Neely, Zander, Buttsworth, McNamara, Jahn, Oscillating Shock Impingement on a Flat Plate at Mach 6).

Most Recent Publications

Hypersonic Oscillating Shock-Wave/Boundary-Layer Interaction on a Flat Plate

Hypersonic Oscillating Shock-Wave/Boundary-Layer Interaction on a Flat Plate

Direct simulation Monte Carlo computations and experiments on leading-edge separation in rarefied hypersonic flow

Direct simulation Monte Carlo computations and experiments on leading-edge separation in rarefied hypersonic flow

Research Interests

  • Hypersonic aerodynamics
  • Measurement techniques in high-speed flows
  • Wind-tunnel based free-flight
  • Aerospace system conceptual design

Current Projects

Wake Transition to Turbulence Behind a Planetary Entry Body in Hypersonic Flows.

Research Groups

Most Recent Publications

Hypersonic Oscillating Shock-Wave/Boundary-Layer Interaction on a Flat Plate

Hypersonic Oscillating Shock-Wave/Boundary-Layer Interaction on a Flat Plate

Direct simulation Monte Carlo computations and experiments on leading-edge separation in rarefied hypersonic flow

Direct simulation Monte Carlo computations and experiments on leading-edge separation in rarefied hypersonic flow