Dr Rowan Gollan

Early Career Academic - Lecturer

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
r.gollan@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53851

Overview

Dr Rowan Gollan was awarded his PhD in the field of Aerospace Engineering from UQ in 2009, where he was awarded the 2010 John Simmons Prize for best thesis in the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering and The University of Queensland Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Thesis. From August 2008, while his thesis was under examination, Rowan took up a position as a research scientist at the NASA Langley Research Center in the United States, working in the Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion Branch. Rowan returned to UQ in January 2012 in a position funded by the Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO). In his role as an aerodynamic analyst, Rowan uses state-of-the-art hypersonic analysis techniques to simulate an experimental flight vehicle.

Dr Gollan was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), which he commenced in 2014.

DECRA Project summary: Next-generation launch vehicles using high-speed jet engines will make it cheaper and more reliable for humankind to engage in activities in space. This project will contribute to the technology of high-speed jet engines by developing optimised air intake systems. The research aims to advance the use of computational engineering and apply this to improve the design of air intake systems.The outcomes of this project will advance the technology of high-speed jet engines with the goal of replacing existing rocket systems.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philisophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Enginering (Honours), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Cullen, Timothy , James, Christopher , Gollan, Rowan and Morgan, Richard G. (2017). Development of a Total Enthalpy and Reynolds Number Matched Apollo Re-entry Condition in the X2 Expansion Tunnel. In: 31st International Symposium on Shock Waves. 31st International Symposium on Shock Waves, Nagoya, Japan, (). 9-14 July 2017.

  • Llobet, Juan R., Gollan, Rowan J. and Jahn, Ingo H. (2017). Effect of Vortex-injection Interaction on Wall Heat Transfer in a Flat Plate and Fin Corner Geometry. In: Proceedings of the 8th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT). Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, Toyama, Japan, (). 25-27 October 2016.

  • Hoste, Jimmy-John O.E., Casseau, Victor, Fossati, Marco, Taylor, Ian J. and Gollan, Rowan J. (2017). Numerical modeling and simulation of supersonic flows in propulsion systems by open-source solvers. In: 21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, Hypersonics 2017. 21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, Xiamen, China, (). 6-9 March 2017. doi:10.2514/6.2017-2411

  • Wei, H., Morgan, R. G., Sheikh, U. A., Jacobs, P. A., Gollan, R. J. and McIntyre, T. J. (2017). Preliminary experimental investigation of air radiation in super-orbital expanding flow. In: Gabi Ben-Dor, Ozer Igra and Oren Sadot, 30th International Symposium on Shock Waves 2: ISSW30-Volume 1. International Symposium on Shock Waves, Tel Aviv, Israel, (827-831). 19-24 July 2015. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44866-4_8

  • Fahy, Elise J., Gollan, Rowan J., Buttsworth, David R., Jacobs, Peter A. and Morgan, Richard G. (2016). Experimental and computational fluid dynamics studies of superorbital earth re-entry. In: 46th AIAA Thermophysics Conference. 46th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Washington, DC, United States, (). 13 - 17 June 2016. doi:10.2514/6.2016-3532

  • Kang, X., Gollan, R. J., Jacobs, P. A. and Veeraragavan, A . (2016). On the effect of outflow boundary truncation for numerical simulation of narrow-channel flames. In: 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, Australia, (). 5 – 8 December 2016.

  • Damm, K. A., Gollan, R. J. and Veeraragavan, A. (2016). On the effect of workload ordering for reacting flow simulations using GPUs. In: 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, Australia, (). 5 – 8 December 2016.

  • Wang, J., Gollan, R. J. and Veeraragavan, A. (2016). Verification of RANS turbulence model in Eilmer using the Method of Manufactured Solutions. In: 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, Australia, (). 5 – 8 December 2016.

  • Damm, K. A., Gollan, R. J. and Veeraragavan, A. (2015). Acceleration of combustion simulations using GPUs. In: Yi Yang and Nigel Smith, The Australian Combustion Symposium 2015 Proceedings. Australian Combustion Symposium, Parkville, VIC, Australia, (148-151). 7-9 December 2015.

  • Gomez, Juan Ramon Llobet, Jahn, Ingo H. and Gollan, Rowan (2015). Effect of Streamwise Vortices on Scramjets Porthole Injection Mixing. In: International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conferences. 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, (). 6-9 July 2015. doi:10.2514/6.2015-3597

  • Jacobs, Peter and Gollan, Rowan (2015). Implementation of a compressible-flow simulation code in the D programming language. In: ACCM2015 2nd Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics. Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics, Brisbane, Australia, (). 30 November to 1 December 2015.

  • Kang, X., Gollan, R. J., Jacobs, P. A. and Veeraragavan, A. (2015). Numerical simulation of premixed methane/air flame dynamics in narrow channels. In: Yi Yang and Nigel Smith, The Australian Combustion Symposium 2015 Proceedings. Australian Combustion Symposium, Parkville, VIC, Australia, (388-391). 7-9 December 2015.

  • Zander, F., Jacobs, P. A., Gollan, R. J. and Morgan, R. G. (2015). Shock standoff on hemi-spherical bodies in hypervelocity flows. In: Riccardo Bonazza and Devesh Ranjan, 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves 1. International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW29), Madison, WI, United States, (539-544). 14-19 July 2013. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16835-7_85

  • Kang, X ., Gollan, R . J., Jacobs, P . A. and Veeraragavan, A . (2014). Numerical simulations of premixed combustion in narrow channels. In: Harun Chowdhury and Firoz Alam, The Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (). 8-11 December 2014.

  • Jacobs, Peter, Morgan, Richard, Brandis, Aaron, Buttsworth, David, Dann, Andrew, D'Souza, Mary, Eichmann, Troy, Gildfind, David, Gollan, Rowan, Jacobs, Carolyn, McGilvray, Matthew, McIntyre, Tim, Mudford, Neil, Porat, Hadas, Potter, Dan and Zander, Fabian (2013). Design, operation and testing in expansion tube facilities for super-orbital re-entry. In: O. Chazot and T. Magin, STO-AVT-VKI Lecture Series Radiation and Gas-Surface Interaction Phenomena in High Speed Re-Entry (2013-AVT-218), Rhode-St-Genèse, Belgium, (5-1-5-65). 6-8 May 2013.

  • Zander, F., Molder, S., Morgan, R. G., Jacobs, P. A. and Gollan, R. J. (2012). High temperature gas effects for converging conical shocks. In: 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2012. 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2012, Tours, France, (). 24 - 28 September 2012. doi:10.2514/6.2012-5939

  • Zander, Fabian , Morgan, Richard G., Molder, Sannu , Jacobs, Peter A., Gollan, Rowan , Porat, Hadas and McIntyre, Timothy J. (2012). Mach disk platform for studying radiating flows. In: L. Ouwehand, Proceedings of 5th International Workshop Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry. 5th International Workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry, Barcelona, Spain, (). 16-19 October 2012.

  • Gollan, Rowan J. and Jacobs, Peter A. (2012). On the validation of a hypersonic flow solver using measurements of shock detachment distance. In: Konstantinos Kontis, 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves Vol 1 and 2. International Symposium on Shock Waves (28th, ISSW28), Manchester, U.K., (). 17-22 July 2011.

  • Gollan, R. J. and Jacobs, P. A. (2012). Verification of a compressible flow solver. In: P. A. Brandner, B. W. Pearce and Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Launceston, Australia, (). 3-7 December 2012.

  • Ventura, Carlos, Sauret, Emilie, Jacobs, Peter, Petrie-Repar, Paul, Gollan, Rowan and Van Der Laan, Paul (2010). Adaption and use of a compressible flow code for turbomachinery design. In: J. C. F. Pereira and A. Sequeira, V European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics ECCOMAS CFD, Lisbon, Portugal, (). 14-17 June 2010.

  • Jacobs, P. A., Gollan, R. J., Potter, D. F., Gildfind, D. E., Eichmann, T. N., O'Flaherty, B. F. and Buttsworth, D. R. (2010). CFD Tools for Design and Simulation of Transient Flows in Hypersonic Facilities. In: VKI RTO Proceedings. AVT-186 RTO AVT/VKI Lecture Series - Aerothermodynamic design, review on ground testing and CFD, Genese, Belgium, (). 29 March-01 April 2010.

  • Gollan, Rowan J. and Smart, Michael K. (2010). Design of modular shape-transitioning inlets for a conical hypersonic vehicle. In: Proceedings of the 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, Florida, United States, (1-15). 4-7 January 2010.

  • Rowan Gollan, Carolyn Jacobs, Jacobs, Peter A., Morgan, Richard G., McIntyre, Timothy J., Macrossan, Michael N., Buttsworth, David R., Eichmann, Troy N. and Daniel Potter (2009). A simulation technique for radiating shock tube flows. In: Dr Klaus Hannemann and Prof Friedrich Seile, Shock Waves. 26th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW26), Gottingen, Germany, (465-470). 15-20 July. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-85168-4_74

  • Potter, D. F., Gollan, R. J., Jacobs, P. A. and Leyland, P. (2009). Numerical simulations and analysis of the 8.5 km/s CO2-N2 east shock tube condition. In: Huguette Sawaya-Lacoste and L. Ouwehand, Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry. 3rd International Workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry, Heraklion, Greece, (). 30 September - 3 October 2008.

  • Morgan, R. G., McIntyre, T. J., Buttsworth, D. R., Jacobs, P. A., Potter, D. F., Brandis, A. M., Gollan, R. J., Jacobs, C. M., Capra, B. R., McGilvray, M. and Eichmann, T. (2008). Impulse facilities for the simulation of hypersonic radiating flows. In: Proceedings of: 38th Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit. 38th Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., (1-16). 23 - 26 June, 2008.

  • Potter, Daniel F., Gollan, Rowan J., Eichmann, Troy, McIntyre, Tim J., Morgan, Richard G. and Jacobs, Peter A. (2008). Simulation of CO2–N2 expansion tunnel flow for the study of radiating bluntbody shock layers. In: Advancing the Science of Flight Technology.. 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, USA, (1280-1296). 7-10 january 2008.

  • Gollan, R. J., Johnston, I. A., O’Flaherty, B. T. and Jacobs, P. A. (2007). Development of Casbar: a Two-phase Flow Code for the Interior Ballistics Problem. In: Peter Jacobs, Tim McIntyre, Matthew Cleary, David Buttsworth, David Mee, Rose Clements, Richard Morgan and Charles Lemckert, 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC). 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, (295-302). 2-7 December 2007.

  • Potter, D. F., Gollan, R. J., Eichmann, T., Jacobs, P. A., Morgan, R. G. and McIntyre, T. J. (2007). Simulation of CO2–N2 expansion tunnel flow for the study of radiating bluntbody shock layers. In: Peter Jacobs, Tim McIntyre, Matthew Cleary, David Buttsworth, David Mee, Rose Clements, Richard Morgan and Charles Lemckert, 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC). 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, (373-380). 3-7 December, 2007.

  • Petrie-Repar, Paul J., McGhee, Andrew, Jacobs, Peter A. and Gollan, Rowan (2006). Analytical maps of aerodynamic damping as a function of operating condition for a compressor profile. In: Proceedings of the GT2006 ASME Turbo Expo 2006: Power for Land, Sea and Air.. TE06: ASME Turbo Expo 2006, Barcelona, Spain, (1133-1144). 8-11 May 2006. doi:10.1115/GT2006-90829

  • Brandis, A. M., Gollan, R. J., Scott, M. P., Morgan, R. G. and Jacobs, P. A. (2006). Expansion tube operating conditions for studying nonequilibrium radiation relevant to Titan Aerocapture. In: Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 42nd Joint Propulsion Conference. 42nd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, California, USA, (2074-2083). 9-12 July 2006.

  • Brandis, A. M., Buttsworth, D. R., Capra, B. R., Eichmann, T., Gollan, R. J., Jacobs, C. M., Jacobs, P. A., Macrossan, M. N., McGilvray, M., McIntyre, T. J., Morgan, R. G., Potter, D. F., Scott, M. P. and van Diem, D. (2006). Impulse facility simulation of hypervelocity radiating flows. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry. 2nd International Workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry, Rome, Italy, (1-6). 6-8 September 2006.

  • Morgan, Richard, McIntyre, Tim, Gollan, Rowan, Jacobs, Peter, Brandis, Aaron, McGilvray, Matthew, van Diem, Dwight, Gnoffo, Peter, Pulsonnetti, Maria and Wright, Michael (2006). Radiation measurements in nonreflected shock tunnels. In: 25th AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference. 25th AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, San Francisco, California, USA, (1-9). 5-8 June 2006.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision