Dr Nick Gibbons

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Overview

Dr. Nicholas Gibbons an open-source programmer and numerical simulations expert presently employed as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland. His research interests include numerical simulation of compressible turbulence, high-temperature effects in re-entry flows, and the fluid dynamics of electrically charged plasmas. By applying this research to practical problems in space engineering and aeronautical design, he hopes to play a small part in an exciting future of space travel.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Vanyai, T. and Gibbons, N. N. (2021). Atomic Oxygen in Supersonic Combustion Experiment Inflows. The Australian Combustion Symposium 2021, Toowoomba, QLD Australia, 21-24 November 2021. Brisbane, QLD Australia: Australian Combustion Symposium.

  • Gibbons, Nicholas, Damm, Kyle and Gollan, Rowan (2021). Flight regime limits of a hypersonic vehicle using electron transpiration cooling. Accelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery conference, ASCEND 2021, Las Vegas, NV, United States, 15 - 17 November 2021. Reston, Virginia: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2021-4141

  • Gibbons, Nicholas, Gehre, Rolf, Brieschenk, Stefan and Wheatley, Vincent (2018). Simulation of laser-Induced plasma ignition in a hypersonic crossflow. Reston, VA United States: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). doi: 10.2514/1.j055821

  • Cartmill, I., Gibbons, N., Wheatley, V. and Doolan, C. (2018). Sound generation by a supersonic reacting mixing layer. Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 10-13 December 2018. Perth, WA, United States: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

  • Landsberg, Will O., Gibbons, Nicholas N., Wheatley, Vincent, Smart, Michael K. and Veeraragavan, Ananthanarayanan (2017). Flow field manipulation via fuel injectors in scramjets. 21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, Hypersonics 2017, Xiamen, China, 6 - 9 March 2017. Reston, VA, United States: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2017-2389

  • Gibbons, N., Wheatley, V. and Doolan, C. (2016). Preliminary Investigation of Sound Generation in Scramjets. 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 5-8 December 2016. Victoria, Australia: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

  • Gibbons, Nicholas, Gehre, Rolf, Brieschenk, Stefan and Wheatley, Vincent (2015). Simulation of laser-induced-plasma ignition in a hypersonic crossflow. AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 6-9 July 2015. Reston, VA, United States: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2015-3622

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision