Professor Andrew Neely

Professor
School of Engineering and Information Technology
Space Research
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Andrew Neely is the Director for International Student Recruitment & Exchange (Europe & the Americas) at UNSW Canberra. He is also a Professor in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at UNSW Canberra where he was the Deputy Head of School (Research) from 2014-2017.

Ph.D. scholarships ($35,000 per year) are available for high-achieving students (with H1/High Distinction in UG and/or Masters by Research) in engineering, mathematics or relevant sciences under my supervision. If you are interested contact me at a.neely@adfa.edu.au

Join us at ISABE2019 in Canberra (2019.isabe.org) for the biennial conference of the International Society for Air Breathing Engines. Follow us at @isabe2019

Professor Neely leads a research group investigating the fluid-thermal-structural behaviour of high-speed vehicles and propulsion systems. He collaborates on the DST/USAF HIFiRE and ESA’s HEXAFLY-INT hypersonic flight-test programs having previously worked on the HyCAUSE and SCRAMSPACE projects. He also collaborates on investigations of the biomechanical behaviour of nerve tissue.

PhD Topics NOW AVAILABLE

(1) Fluid-Thermal Structural Interactions on supersonic and hypersonic vehicles

(2) Structural scaling for hypersonic wind tunnel testing

(3) Free flight of multiple bodies in hypersonic wind tunnels

(4) Thermal-structural deformation in gas turbine components

(5) Numerical and experimental Investigation of the biomechanics of nerve damage

Prof Neely is 

  • Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
  • Past President, Royal Aeronautical Society Australian Division
  • Vice President, International Society for Air Breathing Engines (ISABE)
  • Chair of the 25th ISABE Conference, Canberra, 2019
  • Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Member of the AIAA Hypersonic Technologies and Aerospace Planes Technical Committee
  • Member of the International Advisory Board and the International Executive Board of ESA’s HEXAFLY-INT hypersonic flight-test program
  • AIAA Sydney Section, STEM K-12 Outreach Officer
  • Member of the AIAA Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion Technical Committee (2010-2014)
  • Member of the Combined Propulsion Technical Activity Committee, RAeS/IMechE (2010-2018)
  • Member of the Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation Committee, IGTI, ASME (1996-2009)
  • Member of the Air Safety Group, UK (2001-02)

 

HEXAFLY-INT (High-Speed Experimental Fly Vehicles - International), European Space Agency

 http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Engineering_Technology/High-Spee...

 

Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology podcast:

Finite element modeling of optic chiasmal compression

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Book Chapters

Tuttle SL; Davis K; Johnson S; Woodward M; Neely A, 2015, '"MERS" - the microgravity recoverable satellite', in Sandau R; Kawashima R; Nakasuka S; Sellers J (ed.), Inventive Ideas for Micro/Nano-Satellites – The MIC3 Report, International Academy of Astronautics, pp. 12 - 24

Journal articles

Khraibut A; Gai SL; Neely AJ, 2019, 'Numerical study of bluntness effects on laminar leading edge separation in hypersonic flow', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 878, pp. 386 - 419, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2019.614

Schomberg K; Olsen J; Neely A; Doig G, 2019, 'Investigation of conjugate circular arcs in rocket nozzle contour design', Shock Waves, vol. 29, pp. 401 - 413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00193-018-0834-0

Bhattrai S; de Baar JHS; Neely AJ, 2018, 'Efficient uncertainty quantification for a hypersonic trailing-edge flap, using gradient-enhanced kriging', Aerospace Science and Technology, vol. 80, pp. 261 - 268, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ast.2018.06.036

Smith EO; Neely AJ; Palfrey-Sneddon H, 2017, 'The impact of gas turbine compressor rotor bow on aircraft operations', Aeronautical Journal, vol. 121, pp. 1808 - 1832, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/aer.2017.117

Lillicrap T; Tahtalı M; Neely A; Wang X; Bivard A; Lueck C, 2017, 'A model based on the Pennes bioheat transfer equation is valid in normal brain tissue but not brain tissue suffering focal ischaemia', Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, vol. 40, pp. 841 - 850, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13246-017-0595-6

Khraibut A; Gai SL; Brown LM; Neely AJ, 2017, 'Laminar hypersonic leading edge separation - A numerical study', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 821, pp. 624 - 646, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2017.204

Wang L; Currao GMD; Han F; Neely AJ; Young J; Tian FB, 2017, 'An immersed boundary method for fluid–structure interaction with compressible multiphase flows', Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 346, pp. 131 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2017.06.008

Wang X; Neely AJ; McIlwaine GG; Lueck CJ, 2016, 'Biomechanics of chiasmal compression: Sensitivity of the mechanical behaviors of nerve fibers to variations in material property and geometry', International Journal of Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, vol. 17, pp. 165 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15502287.2015.1084069

Park G; Gai SL; Neely AJ, 2016, 'Base flow of circular cylinder at hypersonic speeds', AIAA Journal, vol. 54, pp. 458 - 468, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J054270

Dhopade P; Neely AJ, 2015, 'Aeromechanical Modeling of Rotating Fan Blades to Investigate High-Cycle and Low-Cycle Fatigue Interaction', JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, vol. 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4028717

Jain NS; Jain SV; Wang X; Neely AJ; Tahtali M; Jain S; Lueck CJ, 2015, 'Visualization of nerve fiber orientations in the human optic chiasm using photomicrographic image analysis', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 56, pp. 6734 - 6739, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.15-17443

Gai SL; Kleine H; Neely AJ, 2015, 'Supersonic flow over a shallow open rectangular cavity', Journal of Aircraft, vol. 52, pp. 609 - 616, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.C032781

Mudford NR; O'Byrne S; Neely A; Buttsworth D; Balage S, 2015, 'Hypersonic wind-tunnel free-flying experiments with onboard instrumentation', Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, vol. 52, pp. 231 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.A32887

Zhu G; Liow JL; Neely A, 2015, 'Response to comment on "Experimental study of particle separation and the fish hook effect in a mini-hydrocyclone" [Chem. Eng. Sci. 111 (2014) 94-105]', Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 122, pp. 104 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2014.08.059

Zhu G; Liow J-L; Neely A, 2014, 'Experimental study of particle separation and the fishhook effect in a mini-hydrocyclone', Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 111, pp. 94 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2014.02.017

Zhu G; Liow JL; Neely A, 2014, 'Corrigendum to "Experimental study of particle separation and the Fishhook effect in a mini-hydrocyclone" [Chem. Eng. Sci. 111 (2014) 94-105]', Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 118, pp. 280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2014.08.012

Wang X; Neely AJ; McIlwaine GG; Lueck CJ, 2014, 'Multi-scale analysis of optic chiasmal compression by finite element modelling', JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS, vol. 47, pp. 2292 - 2299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.04.040

Wang X; Neely AJ; McIlwaine GG; Tahtali M; Lillicrap TP; Lueck CJ, 2014, 'Finite element modeling of optic chiasmal compression', Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, vol. 34, pp. 324 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000000145

Narayan Ramanath D; Gai SL; Neely AJ, 2013, 'A computational investigation of laminar shock/wave boundary layer interactions', Aeronautical Journal, vol. 117, pp. 27 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0001924000007740

Doig G; Barber TJ; Neely AJ, 2012, 'Aerodynamic characteristics of a swept wing in close ground proximity at high subsonic mach numbers', Journal of Aerospace Engineering, vol. 25, pp. 600 - 612, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AS.1943-5525.0000169

Doig G; Barber TJ; Neely AJ; Myre DD, 2012, 'Aerodynamics of an aerofoil in transonic ground effect: Methods for blowdown wind-tunnel scale testing', Aeronautical Journal, vol. 116, pp. 599 - 620, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0001924000007090

Narayan Ramanath D; Gai SL; Neely AJ, 2012, 'High-enthalpy flow over a rearward-facing step - A computational study', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 695, pp. 405 - 438, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2012.29

Doig G; Barber TJ; Neely AJ; Myre D, 2012, 'Aerodynamics of an aerofoil in transonic ground effect: numerical study at full-scale Reynolds numbers', Aeronautical Journal, vol. 116, pp. 407 - 430, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0001924000005297

Zhu G; Liow J; Neely AJ, 2012, 'Computational study of the flow characteristics and separation efficiency in a mini-hydrocyclone', Chemical Engineering Research and Design : Official Journal of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering: Part A, vol. 90, pp. 2135 - 2147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cherd.2012.05.020

Doig GC; Barber TJ; Neely AJ, 2011, 'The influence of compressibility on the aerodynamics of an inverted wing in ground effect', Journal of Fluids Engineering - Transactions of the ASME, vol. 133, pp. 061102-1 - 061102-12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4004084

Park GS; Gai SL; Neely AJ, 2010, 'Laminar Near Wake of a Circular Cylinder at Hypersonic Speeds', AIAA Journal, vol. 48, pp. 236 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.44167

Park GS; Gai SL; Neely AJ, 2010, 'Aerothermodynamics Behind a Blunt Body at Superorbital Speeds', AIAA Journal, vol. 48, pp. 1804 - 1816, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J050251

Doig GC; Barber TJ; Leonardi E; Neely AJ; Kleine HH, 2010, 'Aerodynamics of a Supersonic Projectile in Proximity to a Solid Surface', AIAA American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Journal, vol. 48, pp. 2916 - 2930, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J050505

Ahmed A; Neely AJ; Shankar K; Nolan P; Moricca S; Eddowes T, 2010, 'Synthesis, Tensile Testing, and Microstructural Characterization of Nanometric SiC Particulate-Reinforced Al 7075 Matrix Composites', Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A - Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, vol. 41A, pp. 1582 - 1591, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11661-010-0201-y

Ahmed A; Neely AJ; Shankar K, 2010, 'Experimental Comparison of the Effects of Nanometric and Micrometric Particulates on the Tensile Properties and Fracture Behavior of Al Composites at Room and Elevated Temperatures', Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A - Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, vol. 42, pp. 795 - 815, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11661-010-0505-y

Narayan Ramanath D; Gai SL; Neely AJ, 2010, 'Investigation of Heat-Flux in High Enthalpy Hypersonic Flow Over a Rearward-Facing Step', International Journal of Hypersonics, vol. 1, pp. 115 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/1759-3107.1.2.115

Doig G; Barber T; Neely A; Myre D, 2009, 'Experimental validation as an integral component of computational fluid dynamics research', ANZIAM Journal, vol. 51

Neely AJ, 2008, 'Mapping temperature distributions in flows using radiating high-porosity meshes', Experiments in Fluids, vol. 45, pp. 423 - 433, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00348-008-0485-5

Doig GC; Barber TJ; Leonardi E; Neely AJ; Kleine HH, 2008, 'Methods for investigating supersonic ground effect in a blowdown wind tunnel', Shock Waves, vol. 18, pp. 155 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00193-008-0144-z

Barber T; Beves C; Diasinos S; Doig G; Leonardi E; Neely A, 2007, 'Studies of ground effect automotive aerodynamics', AutoTechnology, vol. 7, pp. 52 - 55

Doig GC; Barber TJ; Leonardi E; Neely AJ, 2007, 'The onset of compressibility effects for aerofoils in ground effect', Aeronautical Journal, vol. 111, pp. 797 - 806, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0001924000001913

Ahmed A; Neely AJ; Shankar K; Chan SL, 2007, 'Tensile behaviour of nano-particulate reinforced aluminium matrix composites at elevated temperature', Materials Science Forum, vol. 561-565, pp. 761 - 764

Abu Talib A; Neely AJ; Ireland PT; Mullender AJ, 2005, 'Detailed investigation of heat flux measurements made in a standard propane-air fire-certification burner compared to levels derived from a low-temperature analog burner', Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power - Transactions of the ASME, vol. 127, pp. 249 - 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.1806454

Abu Talib AR; Ireland PT; Neely AJ; Mullender AJ; Mokhtar AS, 2005, 'Low-Temperature Analogue Burner Face Plate Time Response', International Journal of Engineering and Technology, vol. 2, pp. 43 - 50

Abu Talib AR; Ireland PT; Neely AJ; Mullender AJ; Jaafar AA, 2005, 'Computational Study on Conduction Heat Transfer Through a Thin Film Gauge', International Journal of Engineering and Technology, vol. 2, pp. 1 - 7

Neely AJ; Talib AR; Ireland PT; Mullender AJ, 2004, 'A Novel Liquid Crystal Image Processing Technique using Multiple Gas Temperature Steps to determine Heat Transfer Coefficient Distribution and Adiabatic Wall Temperature', Journal of Turbomachinery, vol. 126, pp. 587 - 596, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.1776585

Ireland PT; Neely AJ; Gillespie DRH; Robertson AJ, 1999, 'Turbulent heat transfer measurements using liquid crystals', International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, vol. 20, pp. 355 - 367, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0142-727X(99)00030-2

Neely AJ; Ireland PT; Harper LR, 1997, 'Extended surface convective cooling studies of engine components using the transient liquid crystal technique', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, vol. 211, pp. 273 - 287, http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/0957650971537187

Neely AJ; Morgan RG, 1994, 'THE SUPERORBITAL EXPANSION TUBE CONCEPT, EXPERIMENT AND ANALYSIS', The Aeronautical Journal, vol. 98, pp. 97 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0001924000050107

Neely AJ; Stalker RJ; Paull A, 1991, 'HIGH ENTHALPY, HYPERVELOCITY FLOWS OF AIR AND ARGON IN AN EXPANSION TUBE', The Aeronautical Journal, vol. 95, pp. 175 - 186, http://aerosociety.com/News/Publications/Aero-Journal/Online

Conference Papers

Ivison W; Hambidge C; McGilvray M; Steuer D; Hermann T; Neely AJ, 2019, 'Fundamental experimentshypersonicof fluidicvehiclethrust vectoring for a', in AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-1680

Currao G; Freydin M; Dowell E; McQuellin L; Neely A, 2018, 'Design of a Panel Flutter Experiment in a Short Duration Hypersonic Facility', in Lau TCW; Kelso RM (ed.), Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society, Adelaide, presented at 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Adelaide, 10 December 2018 - 13 December 2018

Jahn I; Currao G; Neely A; Gollan R; Jacobs P, 2018, 'Two Way Coupled Hypersonic Fluid Structure Interaction Simulations with Eilmer', in Lau TCW; Kelso RM (ed.), Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society, Adelaide, presented at 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Adelaide, 10 December 2018 - 13 December 2018

Neely A; Currao G; McQuellin L, 2018, 'Using Radiative Heating to Perform Fluid-Thermal-Structural Interaction Experiments in a Short-Duration Hypersonic Wind Tunnel', in Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society,, Adelaide, presented at 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Adelaide, 10 December 2018 - 13 December 2018

Hypersonic Fluid-Structural Interaction
This research aims to fill a significant gap in the current modelling of critical fluid-structural interactions in high-speed flows.

This research aims to fill a significant gap in the current modelling of critical fluid-structural interactions in high-speed flows by performing novel experiments to generate data that does not currently exist. This data is being used to assess and improve advanced numerical simulation tools. The effective development of high-speed vehicles and turbomachinery requires the accurate prediction of the behaviour and lifetime of structural components subject to these fluid-structural interactions in which the deformation of the structure, induced by the local flow field, can in turn influence this flow field. This coupling can result in damage or even catastrophic structural failure and thus robust design tools must be developed to avoid this. We are investigating both fluid-structural and fluid-thermal-structural interactions using a unique combination of novel experimental design, experimental facilities, diagnostics and simulations.

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Biomechanics of Damage to the Optic Nerve

UNSW Canberra is investigating the role mechanical compression of the optic chiasm plays in visual afflictions (Wang et al. 2014a). The nerves carrying optical information from both eyes all pass through this small soft-tissue structure inside the skull. This research is being performed in collaboration with Canberra Hospital, the ANU Medical School and Queens University, Belfast. The work uses high-resolution histology of chiasm anatomy to inform multi-scale numerical models of the biomechanics of chiasmal compression (Wang et al. 2014b). These numerical models are being validated using three-dimensional imaging of chiasm compression experiments performed in vitro. Increased fidelity of these models requires more precise knowledge of the three-dimensional axonal routing within the chiasm and the anatomy of the surrounding soft tissue. Current work is using high-resolution imaging of the chiasm to map the axonal pathways for inclusion in the biomechanical models (Jain et al. 2015).

Image below shows The macroscopic finite-element model of the optic chiasm and tumour and the microscopic representative volume element (RVE models) of the packed nerve axons. (OC: optic chiasm; ON: optic nerve; OT: optic tract.).

The macroscopic finite-element model of the optic chiasm and tumour and the microscopic representative volume element (RVE models) of the packed nerve axons. (OC: optic chiasm; ON: optic nerve; OT: optic tract.)

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