Cyril Crua


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Personal profile

Scholarly biography

Cyril Crua is a Professor at the Sir Harry Ricardo Laboratories within the Advanced Engineering Centre. He has 20 years’ experience in optical and laser-based diagnostics for experimental fluid dynamics, with a focus on spray formation and combustion.

Research interests

My research focuses on experimental fluid dynamics, and particularly on the development of optical diagnostic techniques to investigate the physics of complex flows and atomisation. My current research interests include:

  • Optical diagnostic techniques for sprays and combustion
  • Spray formation and breakup
  • Microscopic imaging of sprays
  • Experimental fluid dynamics diesel engines spray formation and breakup

Selected publications

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Projects 2009 2012

Universal Spray Model for Engineering Applications

Sazhin, S., Heikal, M., Crua, C. & Snegirev, A. Y.


Project: GrantResearch

Modelling of Breakup Processes in Transient Diesel Fuel Sprays

Sazhin, S., Crua, C., Heikal, M. & Healey, J.


Project: GrantResearch

Research Output 2000 2018

A simple model for puffing/micro-explosions in water-fuel emulsion droplets

Sazhin, S., Rybdylova, O., Crua, C., Heikal, M., Ismael, M., Nissar, Z. & Aziz, R. 28 Nov 2018 131, p. 815-821

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Boiling liquids

Change of evaporation rate of single monocomponent droplet with temperature using time-resolved phase rainbow refractometry

Wu, Y., Li, H., Wu, X., Gréhan, G., Mädler, L. & Crua, C. 3 Oct 2018

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

evaporation rate

Drop impact onto attached metallic meshes: liquid penetration and spreading

Boscariol, C., Chandra, S., Sarker, D., Crua, C. & Marengo, M. 20 Nov 2018 59, 12, 189

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

impact velocity

Drop impact onto suspended and surface-attached metallic meshes: liquid penetration and spreading

Boscariol, C., Sarker, D., Chandra, S., Crua, C. & Marengo, M. 26 Jul 2018 p. 0-0 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access

Activities 2014 2015

  • 2 Visiting an external academic institution

Universiti Teknologi Petronas

Crua, C. (Visiting researcher)
Oct 2015 → …

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

Sandia National Laboratories CA

Crua, C. (Visiting researcher)
30 Jun 201431 Aug 2014

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution