Dr Rowan Gollan

Senior 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

  • Whyborn, Lachlan, Gollan, Rowan and Jacobs, Peter (2020). Quantitative Comparison of Numerical Errors for High-Speed Flux Schemes. 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC2020, Brisbane, Australia, 7-10 December 2020. Brisbane, Australia: The University of Queensland. doi: 10.14264/a59731c

  • Smith, Daniel R., Gildfind, David E., Jacobs, Peter A., Cullen, Timothy G., James, Christopher M., Liu, Yu, Gollan, Rowan and McIntyre, Timothy J. (2020). Magnetohydrodynamic drag measurements in an expansion tunnel with argon test gas. AIAA Journal, 58 (10), 4495-4504. doi: 10.2514/1.j059540

  • Damm, Kyle A., Gollan, Rowan J., Jacobs, Peter A., Smart, Michael K., Lee, Seonguk, Kim, Eunsa and Kim, Chongam (2020). Discrete adjoint optimization of a hypersonic inlet. Aiaa Journal, 58 (6), 2621-2634. doi: 10.2514/1.J058913

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Whyborn, Lachlan, Gollan, Rowan and Jacobs, Peter (2020). Quantitative Comparison of Numerical Errors for High-Speed Flux Schemes. 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC2020, Brisbane, Australia, 7-10 December 2020. Brisbane, Australia: The University of Queensland. doi: 10.14264/a59731c

  • Mariotto, P., Tibère-Inglesse, A., Perrin, M. Y., Laux, C. O., Jacobs, P. and Gollan, R. (2020). Atomic state-to-state modeling of ionization nonequilibrium in a recombining nitrogen plasma. AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, Orlando, FL, United States, 6-10 January 2020. Reston, VA, United States: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. doi: 10.2514/6.2020-1713

  • Hoste, Jimmy-John O.E., Fossati, Marco, Taylor, Ian J. and Gollan, Rowan J. (2020). Turbulence chemistry interaction via eddy dissipation model for scramjet analysis and design. 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics: Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems, ECCM 2018 and 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ECFD 2018, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 11-15 June 2018. International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering, CIMNE.

  • Cullen, T., James, C., Gollan, R. and Morgan, R. (2019). Application of Infrared Thermography in an Expansion Tunnel. In: Proceedings of the 32nd International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW32 2019). 32nd International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW32 2019), Singapore, (1139-1165). 14-19 July 2019. doi:10.3850/978-981-11-2730-4_0271-cd

  • Lefevre, Alexis, Gildfind, David E., Gollan, Rowan J. and Jacobs, Peter A. (2019). Design of experiments for expansion tube evaluation of magnetohydrodynamic aerobraking for Earth return from deep space. 32nd International Symposium on Shock Waves, Singapore, 14-19 July 2019. Singapore: Research Publishing Services. doi: 10.3850/978-981-11-2730-4_0207-cd

  • Cullen, T. G., James, C. M., Gollan, R. J. and Morgan, R. G. (2019). Development of a total enthalpy and Reynolds number matched Apollo re-entry condition in the X2 expansion tunnel. 31st International Symposium on Shock Waves, Nagoya, Japan, 9-14 July 2017. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-91017-8_24

  • Mariotto, P., Tibère-Inglesse, A., McGuire, S., Perrin, M. Y., Laux, C. O., Jacobs, P. and Gollan, R. (2019). Vibrational state-to-state modeling of a recombining nitrogen/argon plasma. AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, San Diego, CA, United States, 7-11 January 2019. Reston, VA, United States: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). doi: 10.2514/6.2019-0796

  • Kunze, Jens, Smart, Michael K. and Gollan, Rowan (2018). A design method for elliptical to rectangular shape transition nozzles. 22nd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference, 2018, Orlando, FL, United States, September 17, 2018-September 19, 2018. Reston, VA, United States: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. doi: 10.2514/6.2018-5318

  • Ward, Alexander D. T., Smart, Michael K. and Gollan, Rowan J. (2018). Development of a rapid inviscid-boundary layer aerodynamics tool. 22nd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference, 2018, Orlando, FL, United States, September 17, 2018-September 19, 2018. Reston, VA, United States: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. doi: 10.2514/6.2018-5270

  • Gildfind, David E., Jacobs, Peter A., Gollan, Rowan J., Toniato, Pierpaolo, McIntyre, Timothy J., Andrianatos, Andreas, James, Christopher M. and Morgan, Richard G. (2018). Flow characterization and modeling of the X2 and X3 expansion tubes. VKI Lecture Series STO-AVT-235 on Flow Characterization and Modeling of Hypersonic Wind Tunnels, Brussels, Belgium, 3-5 December 2018.

  • Jahn, I. H. J., Currao, G. M. D., Neely, A. J., Gollan, R. and Jacobs, P. (2018). Two way coupled hypersonic fluid structure interaction simulations with Eilmer. 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 10-13 December 2018. Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

  • 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. Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, Toyama, Japan, 25-27 October 2016. Toyama, Japan: Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences (JSASS).

  • Hoste, Jimmy-John O.E., Fossati, Marco, Taylor, Ian J. and Gollan, Rowan J. (2017). Modeling scramjet supersonic combustion via eddy dissipation model. 68th International Astronautical Congress: Unlocking Imagination, Fostering Innovation and Strengthening Security, IAC 2017, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 25-29 September 2017. Paris, France: International Astronautical Federation.

  • 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. 21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, Xiamen, China, 6-9 March 2017. Reston, VA United States: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 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. International Symposium on Shock Waves, Tel Aviv, Israel, 19-24 July 2015. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 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. 46th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Washington, DC, United States, 13 - 17 June 2016. Reston, VA, United States: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 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. 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, Australia, 5 – 8 December 2016. Perth, Australia: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

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

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

  • Damm, K. A., Gollan, R. J. and Jacobs, P. A. (2016). Verification of the least-squares procedure within an unstructured-grid flow solver. 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, Australia, 5-8 December 2016. Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

  • Damm, K. A., Gollan, R. J. and Veeraragavan, A. (2015). Acceleration of combustion simulations using GPUs. Australian Combustion Symposium, Parkville, VIC, Australia, 7-9 December 2015. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Combustion Institute Australian and New Zealand Section.

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

  • Jacobs, Peter and Gollan, Rowan (2015). Implementation of a compressible-flow simulation code in the D programming language. 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. Australian Combustion Symposium, Parkville, VIC, Australia, 7-9 December 2015. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Combustion Institute Australian and New Zealand Section.

  • Zander, F., Jacobs, P. A., Gollan, R. J. and Morgan, R. G. (2015). Shock standoff on hemi-spherical bodies in hypervelocity flows. International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW29), Madison, WI, United States, 14-19 July 2013. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 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. 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 8-11 December 2014. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: RMIT University.

  • 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. STO-AVT-VKI Lecture Series Radiation and Gas-Surface Interaction Phenomena in High Speed Re-Entry (2013-AVT-218), Rhode-St-Genèse, Belgium, 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. 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2012, Tours, France, 24 - 28 September 2012. Red Hook, N.Y: Currans. 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. 5th International Workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry, Barcelona, Spain, 16-19 October 2012. Noordwijk, The Netherlands : ESA Communications .

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

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

  • Gollan, Rowan J. and Ferlemann, Paul G. (2011). Investigation of REST-class hypersonic inlet designs. 17th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2011, San Francisco, CA United States, 11-14 April 2011. Reston, VA United States: AIAA. doi: 10.2514/6.2011-2254

  • 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. 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. AVT-186 RTO AVT/VKI Lecture Series - Aerothermodynamic design, review on ground testing and CFD, Genese, Belgium, 29 March-01 April 2010. Genese, Belgium: von Karman Institute.

  • Gollan, Rowan J. and Smart, Michael K. (2010). Design of modular shape-transitioning inlets for a conical hypersonic vehicle. 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, Florida, United States, 4-7 January 2010. Red Hook, NY, United States: Curran Associates. doi: 10.2514/6.2010-940

  • 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. 26th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW26), Gottingen, Germany, 15-20 July. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag Heidelberg. 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. 3rd International Workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry, Heraklion, Greece, 30 September - 3 October 2008. Noordwijk, The Netherlands: ESA Communication Production Office.

  • 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. 38th Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 23 - 26 June, 2008. Reston, VA, U.S.A.: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2008-4270

  • 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. 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, USA, 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. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 2-7 December 2007. Brisbane, Australia: School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

  • 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. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 3-7 December, 2007. Brisbane, Queensland: School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

  • 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. TE06: ASME Turbo Expo 2006, Barcelona, Spain, 8-11 May 2006. New York, NY, U.S.A.: ASME. 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. 42nd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, California, USA, 9-12 July 2006. USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

  • 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. 2nd International Workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry, Rome, Italy, 6-8 September 2006. The Netherlands: ESA Publications.

  • Morgan, Richard, Mcintyre, Tim, Gollan, Rowan, Jacobs, Peter, Brandis, Aaron, McGilvray, Matthew, Van Diem, Dwight, Gnoffo, Peter, Pulsonnetti, Maria V. and Wright, Michael (2006). Radiation measurements in nonreflected shock tunnels. 25th AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, San Francisco, CA, United States, 5-8 June 8 2006. Reston, Virigina: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.. doi: 10.2514/6.2006-2958

  • 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. 25th AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, San Francisco, California, USA, 5-8 June 2006. Reston, VA, U.S.A.: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

  • Jacobs, P. A., Silvester, T. B., Morgan, R. G., Scott ,M .P., Gollan, R. J. and McIntyre, T. J. (2005). Superorbital expansion tube operation: estimates of flow conditions via numerical simulation. 43rd AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, United States, 10 - 13 January 2005. Reston, Virigina: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.. doi: 10.2514/6.2005-694

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