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AE Podcast Ep. #11 – Dr Priyanka Dhopade on Jet Engine Optimization and Women in Engineering

  • 1.  AE Podcast Ep. #11 – Dr Priyanka Dhopade on Jet Engine Optimization and Women in Engineering

    Posted 05-30-2018 16:55
    Edited by Cj James 05-30-2018 17:07

    On the heels of our WOMEN IN SAMPE meeting in Long Beach, we share the AeroSpace Engineering's Podcasts interview with Priyanka Dhopade.

    Dhopade received her PhD from the University of New South Wales in Canberra, Australia and was the recipient of the Zonta Amelia Earhart Fellowship award, awarded annually to the 35 most outstanding female aerospace PhD students worldwide. Since 2013 she has been researching the thermodynamics of jet engines in the Thermofluids Institute at Oxford University. Priyanka is an expert in computational fluid dynamics modelling of heat transfer, aerodynamics and aero-elasticity in jet engines. She is currently leading the modelling campaigns for various projects in collaboration with industry partners relating to turbine and compressor tip clearance control, turbine internal cooling and active flow control. In this episode, Priyanka and Rainer talk about:

    • the challenges of improving the efficiency of current gas turbines
    • the intricacies of fluid dynamics modelling
    • and a topic particularly close to her heart, the diversity challenge in STEM fields.

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    CJ James,
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