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Jan Wissink

Jan Wissink
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Place of work:

School of Engineering and Design
Brunel University

Professional experience:

1996-1998: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Division of Theoretical Mechanics of the University of Nottingham.

1999: Researcher at TNO Building and Construction, Rijswijk, Netherlands.

2000-2007: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Hydromechanics, University of Karlsruhe (now: KIT), Germany.

2007-present: Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Topics of interest:

Numerical methods and simulations; heat transfer; diffusion at high Schmidt Numbers; buoyant flows


Active research projects:

DNS of gas transfer across the air-water interface driven by:

bottom-shear induced turbulence, with Dr. Herlina from KIT, Germany

buoyant convection, with Boris Kubrak (PhD student) and Dr. Herlina from KIT, Germany

LES of the augmentation of laminar heat transfer by external disturbances with Matthew Fleetwood (PhD student)

Representative publications:

Wissink, J.G. and W. Rodi, Heat transfer from the stagnation area of a heated cylinder at ReD = 140,000 affected by free-stream turbulence, Int. J. of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54, (2011) 2535-41
Wissink, J.G. and W. Rodi, Direct Numerical Simulation of heat transfer from the stagnation region of a heated cylinder affected by an impinging wake, J. Fluid Mech, 669, (2011) 64-89.
Zaki, T.A., J.G. Wissink, P.A. Durbin and W. Rodi, DNS of transition in a compressor cascade: The influence of free-stream turbulence, J. Fluid Mech, 665, (2010) 57-98.
Garcia-Villalba, M., J.G. Wissink and W. Rodi, Low Reynolds number flow over and around a three-dimensional hill, J. of Turbulence, 11(8) (2010).
Wissink, J.G. and W. Rodi, DNS of heat transfer in transitional, accelerated boundary layer flow over a flat plate affected by free-stream fluctuations, Int. J. of Heat and Fluid Flow, 30, (2009) 930-938.
Zaki, T., J.G. Wissink, W. Rodi and P.A. Durbin, Direct computations of boundary layers distorted by migrating  wakes in a linear compressor cascade, Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 83, (2009) 307-322.
Wissink, J.G. and W. Rodi, Numerical study of the near wake of a circular cylinder, Int. J. of Heat and Fluid Flow, 29, (2008) 1060-1070.
Bichi, A.B., W.R. Smith and J.G. Wissink, Solidification and downstream meniscus prediction in planar-flow spin casting process, Chem. Eng. Science, 63, (2008) 685-695.
Wissink, J.G. and W. Rodi, Direct numerical simulation of flow and heat transfer in a turbine cascade with incoming wakes, J. Fluid Mech, 569 (2006) 209-247.
Wissink, J.G. and W. Rodi, Direct numerical simulations of transitional flow in turbomachinery, ASME J. Turbomachinery, 128 (2006) 668-678.
Wissink, J.G., W. Rodi and H.P Hodson, The influence of disturbances carried by periodically incoming wakes on the separating flow around a turbine blade, Int. J. of Heat and Fluid Flow, 27 (2006) 721-729.
Wissink, J.G., Separating, transitional flow affected by various inflow oscillation regimes, Appl. Math. Modelling, 30(10) (2006) 1134-1142.
Wissink, J.G., V. Michelassi and W. Rodi,  Heat transfer in a laminar separation bubble affected by oscillating external flow, Int. J. of Heat and Fluid Flow, 25 (2004) 729-740.
Wissink, J.G., On unconditional conservation of kinetic energy by finite-difference discretisations of the linear and non-linear convection equation, Computers and Fluids, 33 (2004) 315-343.
Michelassi V., J.G. Wissink, J. Fröhlich and W. Rodi, LES of flow around a low-pressure turbine blade with incoming wakes at realistic operating conditions, AIAA J., 41(11) (2003) 2143-2156.
Michelassi V., J.G. Wissink and W. Rodi, DNS, LES, and URANS of Periodic Unsteady Flow in a LP Turbine Cascade: A Comparison, Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng. – A, 217(4) (2003) 403-412.
Wissink J.G. and W. Rodi, DNS of a Laminar Separation Bubble in the Presence of Oscillating External Flow, Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 71, (2003) 311-331.        
Wissink J.G. DNS of separating, low Reynolds number flow in a turbine cascade with incoming wakes, Int. J. of Heat and Fluid Flow, 24 (4), (2003) 626-635.  
Michelassi, V., J.G. Wissink and W. Rodi, Analysis of DNS and LES of flow in a low pressure turbine cascade with incoming wakes and comparison with experiments, Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 69, (2002) 295-329.
Wissink, J.G., P.C. Matthews, D.W. Hughes and M.R.E. Proctor, Numerical simulations of buoyant magnetic flux tubes, The Astrophysical Journal, 536, (2000) 982-997. 
Wissink, J.G., D.W. Hughes, P.C. Matthews and M.R.E. Proctor, The three-dimensional breakup of a magnetic layer, Mon. Not. R. Astr. Soc., 318, (2000) 501-510.
Wissink, J.G., DNS of 2D Turbulent Flow around a Square Cylinder, Int. J. of Num. Methods in Fluids, 25 (1997) 51-62.
Verstappen, R.W.C.P., J.G. Wissink, W. Cazemier and A.E.P. Veldman, Direct Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Flow in a Driven Cavity, Future Generation Computer Systems 10 (1994) 345-350.
Verstappen, R.W.C.P., J.G. Wissink and A.E.P. Veldman, Direct Numerical Simulations of Driven Cavity Flows, Appl. Sci. Res. 51 (1993) 377-381.