• School of CEM, University of Brighton, Cockcroft Building, Lewes Road

    BN2 4GJ Brighton

    United Kingdom

20142019
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Personal profile

Research interests

My research interests are mathematical and numerical modelling of fluid flow, with special focus on multiphase flows. I have a strong background in applied mathematics combined with advanced skills in programming including parallel computing techniques.

As a member of the Sir Harry Ricardo Laboratories within the Advanced Engineering Centre, my main area of expertise is multiphase flows mostly for applications to gasoline and diesel engines. Other subjects I am interested in and have contributed to are related to multiphase physics: focusing of particles in subsonic and supersonic flows, flows with shock waves; the effect of droplets on heat transfer in supersonic boundary layers; geomechanical effects in oil reservoirs. In my research, I extensively use and develop new tools based on applied mathematics, Computer-Aided Engineering and programming.

Approach to teaching

My teaching covers core engineering disciplines: mechanics of materials and fluid mechanics. Working at the intersection of these two fields benefits both my research and my teaching; it makes it possible to apply knowledge and skills from both subjects, thus providing a holistic approach when solving an engineering problem. I also find that this dual perception gives me a deeper understanding of physical phenomena.

My ongoing research activity equips me with exciting topics of current interest that I like to discuss with my students. I promote problem solving skills and creativity, while providing students with necessary guidance and feedback. When teaching, I try to involve students in a dialogue, encouraging active learning, independent and critical thinking. I find it rewarding to participate in my students’ progress, professional and personal development.

Scholarly biography

In 2012, I graduated from the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics at Lomonosov Moscow State University with a PhD degree in Physics and Mathematics. While in Moscow, I contributed to a number of research projects on particle migration and particle focusing.

As a researcher at the Schlumberger Moscow Research Center (2006-2009), I participated in the development of commercial software, which models flows through porous media (oil and gas). My projects were related to double porosity model and coupling geomechanics: stresses, porosity and permeability, together with fluid flow.

In 2013 I joined the Sir Harry Ricardo Laboratories at the University of Brighton as a Research Fellow. Most recently I was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics.

Supervisory Interests

Luke Poulton

Modelling and experimental study of automotive fuel droplets and sprays heating and evaporation

Mr Abbas Al-Ameeri

Effect of climate change on durability of existing concrete structures: Comparison between UK & Iraq

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Keywords

  • Q Science (General)
  • Spray
  • Droplets
  • Dusty gas
  • Particle focusing
  • Numerical modelling
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • FLA

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Projects 2016 2019

A generalised Fully Lagrangian Approach for gas-droplet flows

Rybdylova, O.

1/04/1831/07/19

Project: GrantResearch and Enterprise

Research Output 2014 2018

  • 14 Article
  • 9 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN
  • 7 Abstract

A model for heating and evaporation of a droplet cloud and its implementation into ANSYS Fluent

Zaripov, T., Rybdylova, O. & Sazhin, S. 20 Jul 2018 97, p. 85-91 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cloud droplet
droplet
evaporation
heating
heat transfer

A new model for a drying droplet

Sazhin, S., Rybdylova, O., Pannala, A., Somavarapu, S. & Zaripov, S. 8 Feb 2018 122, p. 451-458 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

droplets
drying
evaporation
spray drying
chitosan

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
File
Explosions
Emulsions
Water
Boiling liquids
Temperature

Heating and evaporation of suspended water droplets: Experimental studies and modelling

Strizhak, P., Volkov, R., Castanet, G., Lemoine , F., Rybdylova, O. & Sazhin, S. 14 Jul 2018 127, p. 92-106

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

evaporation
gas temperature
heating
rods
water

Modelling of a two-phase vortex-ring flow using an analytical solution for the carrier phase

Rybdylova, O., Sazhin, S., Osiptsov, A., Kaplanski, F., Begg, S. & Heikal, M. 31 Jan 2018 326, p. 159-169 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

vortex rings
particle trajectories
admixtures
alkalies
fluids

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Invited talk

Modelling of spray and film drying: preliminary results

Sazhin, S. (Invited presenter), Rybdylova, O. (Invited presenter)
24 Jul 201725 Jul 2017

Activity: Invited talk