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Qinling Li

Dr Qinling Li MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer


Qinling is a senior lecturer in thermo-fluids. She is interested in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methodology and applications. Before moving to Sheffield Hallam, she was a research associate in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge.

  • About

    Qinling also spent part time in the CFD Lab, which is part of the Acoustics, Fluid Mechanics, Turbomachinery and Thermodynamics Division, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge.

    From 2003-2006, she worked as a research associate in the Aeronautical and Automatics Engineering Department, Loughborough University.

    She studied for a PhD degree in the Aerodynamic Flight Mechanics Research Group, Southampton University, in 2003. Qinling obtained her first and master degrees, and used to be a lecturer, at Xi'an Jiaotong University, China.

  • Teaching

    Department of Engineering and Mathematics

    Science, Technology and Arts

    - Further Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics;
    - Advanced CFD;
    - Body Styling & CFD.

  • Research

    • Materials and Engineering Research Institute

    Areas of research interests:
    • LES of Supersonic Jet in crossflow (SJICF);
    • Energy Storage;
    • Turbomachinery design and performance;
    • Fundamentals of turbulence;
    • Direct numerical simulation (DNS) of compressibility effects in wall-bounded flow;
    • Shockwave/boundary layer interaction using DNS;
    • Large eddy simulation (LES) of fan/outlet guide vane (OGV) broadband noise prediction;
    • LES for short take-off and vertical landing aircraft (STOVL);
    • Turbine blade cooling effectiveness (PhD student's work);
    • Fluid-structure interaction (FSI).

  • Publications

  • Other activities

    - Reviewer of Journal of Applied Computational Methods, June 2018 - present.
    - Distinguished Visiting Scholar, School of Aerospace Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), 1st June - 30th Sept 2017.
    - Distinguished Visiting Scholar, School of Aerospace Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), 19th - 30th December 2016.
    - Reviewer for Physics of Gases, China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA), December 2016 - present.
    - IMechE Automotive Division in Yorkshire, University co-opted member (January 2015 - July 2018),
    - Member of Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET), 2015 - 2018.
    - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA, subject to renew).
    - Royal Aeronautics Society (RAeS, subject to renew).

  • Postgraduate supervision

    Qinling has previously acted as PhD supervisor for Hari Daud on Numerical and Experimental Study of Flow in a Gas Turbine Chamber, 2012.

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