Role (in NITROS)
Supervisor for the following fellowship:
ESR 5: Rotorcraft wake modelling
ESR 8: Modelling of brown/white-out
Professor George Barakos obtained a Diploma in Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 1992. His diploma thesis was on the numerical simulation of turbulent buoyant flows. In 1994, he received a Masters of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, where he developed finite element methods for Non-Newtonian flows. He completed his studies in 1999 after receiving a Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), with a thesis on the modelling of unsteady, turbulent aerodynamic flows.
As a post-doctoral researcher he worked on fluid-structure interaction problems at the Engineering Department of Queen Mary and Westfield College. He continued his career at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College (Rolls-Royce Vibration Technology Centre) as a Research Associate, working on turbomachinery flows, high performance computing and unstructured grid methods.
In 2001 he was appointed Lecturer at the Aerospace Department of the University of Glasgow and established research in CFD, parallel computing, turbulence modelling, fluid structure interaction and unsteady aerodynamic flows. The main application area of his research was rotorcraft aerodynamics and aeromechanics. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer at the same University in 2005. In November 2005, he joined the Engineering Department of Liverpool University, where the CFD laboratory of Glasgow was relocated, leading the development of CFD methods for rotorcraft, wind turbines and weapon bay flows. He was promoted to Reader in November 2007 and became Professor in 2009. Since 2015 George Barakos took up a Chair at the Engineering School of Glasgow University and is currently expanding his research in all aspects of flows around rotary wings. He is currently teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses on Fluid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Rotorcraft. George Barakos is the author of more than 200 research papers and a regular contributor to national and international conferences on aerodynamics, rotorcraft and CFD.
Prof. Barakos is currently working on the development of new CFD methods for the analysis of rotary wings (helicotper rotor blade, propellers, wind turbines) and the study of high speed turbulent, unsteady flows. The work currently carried out in the CFD laboratory of Glasgow covers several application areas including the computation of the acoustic field of propellers and their aeroelastic behaviour, the analysis of tilt-rotor flows, the development of high-order and high-fidelity simulation methods, and the integration of flight mechanics and CFD with flight simulators.