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Dr Allan Mason-Jones

Dr Allan Mason-Jones

Lecturer - Teaching and Research

School of Engineering

Email
mason-jonesa@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5941
Campuses
S0.08
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I have 26 years experience using Finite Element Analysis (FEA), 14 years with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and the last 6 years working on Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI). I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) for teaching and currently an associate member of the Energy Institute. My research is in the field of kinetic energy extraction from the marine environment with funding from EPSRC and government programmes. My interests continue in this research field and has expanded to include near and offshore energy extraction including wind and general FSI of structures. Other reseach areas include impact analysis and medical applications.

Research and Lecturing within Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering Energy and Environment

Research: Marine energy and Environment, CFD, FEA.

Part of Cardiff Marine Energy Research Group (CMERG)  http://cmerg.engineering.cf.ac.uk/

Teaching: Energy Management, Thermodynamics (Power Plant), Renewable Energy Design (CFD, FEA).

Biography

I have 26 years experience using Finite Element Analysis (FEA), 14 years with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and the last 6 years combining the later to investigate Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI). I have experience using these analysis methods in both industry and academia for both product development and research. My industrial experience was based in the UK and North America where I used FEA and material characterisation to apply and develop constitutive models. The product focus was to optimise the performance of dynamic and static hyperelastic seals for the automotive industry. In addition to this I also worked on FEA analysis of engine block to head sealing using MLS gaskets.  10 years ago, I completed my PhD which investigated the performance characteristics of tidal stream turbines in a high shear environment. Following this I started my academic carrier with a lectureship in marine energy at Cardiff School of Engineering, I am also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) for teaching and an associate member of the Energy Institute. My research continues in the field of kinetic energy extraction from the marine environment with funding from EPSRC and government programmes. My interests continue in this research field and has expanded to include near and offshore energy extraction including wind.

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Teaching

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Contracts

Title People Sponsor Value Duration
QUOTIENT, quantification, optimisation and environmental impacts of marine renewable energy Odoherty D, Odoherty T, Mason-Jones A, Pan S, Stoesser T, Bockelmann-Evans B, Ahmadian A, Grosvenor R, Prickett P, Byrne C Ser Cymru Bangor LCEE 61000 01/01/2015 - 30/06/2018
Tidal array cost reduction: Testing a removable nacelle design for DeltaStream Technology O'Doherty T, Mason-Jones A, Prickett P, Grosvenor R, Byrne C Innovate UK via EPSRC 101008 01/11/2015 - 31/10/2016
Managing the effects of tidal flows on the performance and structural integrity of marine current turbines O'Doherty T, O'Doherty D, Prickett P, Grovesnor R, Byrne C, Mason-Jones A Fujitsu 75000 01/10/2012 - 30/09/2015
SUPERGEN: The effects of realisitc tidal flows on the performance and structural integrity of tidal stream turbines O'Doherty T, O'Doherty D, Prickett P, Grovesnor R, Byrne C, Mason-Jones A EPSRC 1382298 01/04/2012 - 30/09/2015
CFD study of original and Proposed Wind Turbine O'Doherty T, O'Doherty DM, Mason-Jones A EWF Energy Group PLC 9975 24/10/2011 - 24/01/2012
Dynamic Loadings on Turbines in a Tidal Array (DyLoTTA) O'Doherty T, Prickett P, Grosvenor R, Mason-Jones A EPSRC 452824 01/04/2016 - 31/03/2019

Supervised Students

Dynamic performance of Tidal Stream Turbines operating in an array. ELLIS Robert Graduated PhD
Effects of wave current interaction on the dynamic loadings on Tidal Stream Turbines LLOYD Catherine Graduated PhD
The impact of turbulence and turbine operating condition on the wakes of tidal turbines Ebdon, Timothy Graduated PhD
Array Analysis of Tidal Stream Turbines Hernandez Madrigal Tattiana Graduated PhD
Introduction of a Hybrid Tidal System Deng, Sheng Graduated PhD
EFFECTS OF REALISTIC FLOWS ON TIDAL STREAM TURBINES. FROST Carwyn Huw Graduated PhD
Modelling Impact and Design of Optimal Operation of River
Turbines on the Hydro-Environmental Characteristics
Bikash Ranabhat Current PhD
Enhancing the safty of Vulverable road users in urban environments. (Urban Management). AL GRAITTI Ahmed Graduated PhD
Developing a computational model to enabe simulation of blood perfusion/circulation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation SHAABETH Samar Ali Jaber Graduated PhD
FINITE ELEMENT MODELING OF THE FEMUR BONE WITH GEOMETRY AND MATERIAL PROPERTIES RETREIVED FROM CT-SCAN DATA GHAIDAA ABDULRAHMAN Khalid Graduated PhD

Supervision

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)
  • Renewable Energy
  • Marine