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Luke Doherty

Dr

Luke Doherty PhD, BEng/BSc, AIAA Member

Departmental Lecturer in High Speed Flows

Biography

Dr Luke Doherty has been appointed as a Departmental Lecturer in High Speed Flows, continuing to lend his extensive experience in experimental hypersonic aerodynamics to the department. He graduated in 2008 from The University of Queensland, Australia with Bachelor of Engineering (Hons I) and Bachelor of Science degrees. He then completed his doctorate at the same university within the Centre for Hypersonics, measuring aerodynamic forces on an airframe integrated scramjet engine in the T4 Shock Tunnel Facility.

Joining the Oxford Thermofluids Institute in 2014 as a post-doctoral researcher, and then as a Senior Researcher in 2018, he has spent the last 8 years developing, commissioning and managing the Oxford High Speed Facilities – the T6 Stalker Tunnel, the High Density Tunnel and, more recently, the Low Density Tunnel; unique facilities which have placed Oxford at the forefront of high-speed experimental research.

Research Interests

  • Short duration facility development (operation and diagnostics)
  • Aerodynamic force measurement techniques High-speed inlet performance

Recent Publications

Experimental Simulation of a Galileo Sub-Scale Model at Ice Giant Entry Conditions in the T6 Free-Piston Driven Wind Tunnel

Steer J, Collen P, Glenn A, Sopek T, Hambidge C et al. (2022)

BibTeX
@inproceedings{experimentalsim-2022/9,
  title={Experimental Simulation of a Galileo Sub-Scale Model at Ice Giant Entry Conditions in the T6 Free-Piston Driven Wind Tunnel},
  author={Steer J, Collen P, Glenn A, Sopek T, Hambidge C et al.},
  booktitle={9th International Workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases for Space Missions},
  year = "2022"
}

Laminar transpiration cooling experiments in hypersonic flow

Ifti HS, Hermann T, Rocher ME, Doherty L, Hambidge C et al. (2022), Experiments in Fluids, 63(6)

BibTeX View PDF
@article{laminartranspir-2022/6,
  title={Laminar transpiration cooling experiments in hypersonic flow},
  author={Ifti HS, Hermann T, Rocher ME, Doherty L, Hambidge C et al.},
  journal={Experiments in Fluids},
  volume={63},
  number={102},
  publisher={Springer},
  year = "2022"
}

The Oxford T6 Stalker tunnel: performance, upgrades and new modes of operation

McGilvray M, Collen P, Doherty L, Steer J, Leader J et al. (2022)

BibTeX
@inproceedings{theoxfordtstalk-2022/6,
  title={The Oxford T6 Stalker tunnel: performance, upgrades and new modes of operation},
  author={McGilvray M, Collen P, Doherty L, Steer J, Leader J et al.},
  booktitle={2nd International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions Engineering (FAR 2022)},
  year = "2022"
}

Free-flight aerodynamic testing of a 7 degree half-angle cone

Hyslop A, McGilvray M & Doherty L (2021)

BibTeX View PDF
@inproceedings{freeflightaerod-2021/12,
  title={Free-flight aerodynamic testing of a 7 degree half-angle cone},
  author={Hyslop A, McGilvray M & Doherty L},
  booktitle={AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum},
  year = "2021"
}

Development and commissioning of the T6 Stalker Tunnel

Collen P, Doherty LJ, Subiah SD, Sopek T, Jahn I et al. (2021), Experiments in Fluids, 62(11)

BibTeX View PDF
@article{developmentandc-2021/10,
  title={Development and commissioning of the T6 Stalker Tunnel},
  author={Collen P, Doherty LJ, Subiah SD, Sopek T, Jahn I et al.},
  journal={Experiments in Fluids},
  volume={62},
  number={225},
  publisher={Springer},
  year = "2021"
}

Free-flight aerodynamic testing of the Skylon space plane

Hyslop A, Doherty LJ, McGilvray M, Neely A, McQuellin LP et al. (2021), Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 58(5), 1487-1497

BibTeX View PDF
@article{freeflightaerod-2021/7,
  title={Free-flight aerodynamic testing of the Skylon space plane},
  author={Hyslop A, Doherty LJ, McGilvray M, Neely A, McQuellin LP et al.},
  journal={Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets},
  volume={58},
  pages={1487-1497},
  publisher={American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics},
  year = "2021"
}

The Oxford Magnetic Suspension and Balance System: A Brief History and Development Status

DOHERTY L, DONALDSON N & OWEN A (2021)

BibTeX View PDF
@inproceedings{theoxfordmagnet-2021/1,
  title={The Oxford Magnetic Suspension and Balance System: A Brief History and Development Status},
  author={DOHERTY L, DONALDSON N & OWEN A},
  booktitle={AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum},
  year = "2021"
}

Ice crystal accretion experiments in a combined linear cascade and swan neck duct

Connolly J, Choi M, Yang X, Doherty L, Gillespie DRH et al. (2020), AIAA AVIATION 2020 FORUM, 1 PartF

BibTeX View PDF
@inproceedings{icecrystalaccre-2020/1,
  title={Ice crystal accretion experiments in a combined linear cascade and swan neck duct},
  author={Connolly J, Choi M, Yang X, Doherty L, Gillespie DRH et al.},
  year = "2020"
}

Development of a fast-response Diamond Calorimeter Heat Transfer Gauge

Penty Geraets R, McGilvray M, Doherty LJ, Richard , James CM et al. (2019), Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 34(1), 193-202

BibTeX View PDF
@article{developmentofaf-2019/11,
  title={Development of a fast-response Diamond Calorimeter Heat Transfer Gauge},
  author={Penty Geraets R, McGilvray M, Doherty LJ, Richard , James CM et al.},
  journal={Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer},
  volume={34},
  pages={193-202},
  publisher={American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics},
  year = "2019"
}

Commissioning of the T6 Stalker Tunnel

Collen P, Doherty L, McGilvray M, Naved I, Penty Geraets R et al. (2019), AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum

BibTeX View PDF
@inproceedings{commissioningof-2019/1,
  title={Commissioning of the T6 Stalker Tunnel},
  author={Collen P, Doherty L, McGilvray M, Naved I, Penty Geraets R et al.},
  booktitle={AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum},
  year = "2019"
}
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