Dr Wulf Dettmer
Associate Professor
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 602379
Room: Academic Office
Second
Engineering Central
Bay Campus

Research Interests:

  • Finite element technology for solid and fluid mechanics
  • Computational fluid-structure interaction
  • Structural finite elements
  • Continuum mechanics, constitutive modelling, multiscale modelling
  • Flight mechanics, morphing aircraft

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Publications

  1. & Anisotropic Quantum Corrections for 3-D Finite-Element Monte Carlo Simulations of Nanoscale Multigate Transistors. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 63(3), 933-939.
  2. & On the advantages of using the first-order generalised-alpha scheme for structural dynamic problems. Computers & Structures 193, 226-238.
  3. & Subdivision based mixed methods for isogeometric analysis of linear and nonlinear nearly incompressible materials. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 305, 241-270.
  4. & A stabilised immersed boundary method on hierarchical b-spline grids. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 311, 415-437.
  5. & (2016). Scaling/LER Study of Si GAA Nanowire FET using 3D Finite Element Monte Carlo Simulations. Presented at Solid-State Electronics,2016 Joint International EUROSOI Workshop and International Conference on Ultimate Integration on Silicon (EUROSOI-ULIS). doi:10.1016/j.sse.2016.10.018

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Teaching

  • EG-296 Flight Mechanics

    This module provides a thorough introduction to the mechanics of flight. It covers the fundamentals of airplane aerodynamics, performance, stability and control. The basic concepts and principles are derived and their application to specific problems is demonstrated.

  • EG-D02 MSc Dissertation - Aerospace Engineering

    The module aims to develop fundamental research skills. It comprises the development of supervised research work leading to a dissertation in the field of the Master's degree programme. The specific research topic will be chosen by the student following consultation with academic staff.

  • EGEM07 Fluid-Structure Interaction

    The understanding and the computer simulation of fluid-structure interaction (FSI) is of increasing importance in many areas of modern engineering including Civil, Mechanical, Medical, Chemical and Aerospace Engineering. This module covers the mechanics of fluid-structure interaction as well as the numerical strategies for the computer simulation of such problems. Various phenomena, including wing divergence, oscillating pipes, wind turbine performance, vortex-induced vibrations, galloping and flutter, are studied and different approaches to the computer simulation of fluid-structure interaction are discussed. In the context of the computational strategies, the focus is on solution methods for the coupled system of differential equations that describe the interaction between the fluid flow and the structure.

Supervision

  • 'Dynamics of three-dimensional pipes conveying fluid using the Reissner Beam theory' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Djordje Peric
  • Computer Simulation of Hydraulic Valves (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Djordje Peric
  • Impact of Manufacturing Changes on Probiotic Functionality (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Chenfeng Li
  • 'Crushable frame springs for concept vehicle design' (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Johann Sienz
  • Computational modelling of Touch (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Djordje Peric
  • 'Simulation of hydrodynamics in flexible fibre arrays' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Djordje Peric
  • Fractional-step based fluid solvers for multi-physics problems (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Djordje Peric
  • Advanced Modelling of Material Behaviour for Civil Engineering Design (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Djordje Peric
  • Constitutive Models for Sediment Evolution (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Djordje Peric
  • A computational multiscale approach to the modelling of particulate media (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Eduardo De Souza Neto
  • Numerical Simulation of Multiphase Fresh Concrete in the Application of Tremie Pile (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Chenfeng Li