Areas of expertise
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Computing, Simulation & Modelling
- Gas Turbines & Propulsion
Dale Smith has a MEng degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Glasgow and a
PhD in aerospace engineering from the University of Manchester which dealt with novel noise reduction strategies for open rotors. Prior to joining Cranfield, Dale worked on a number of research projects developing modelling capability for ducted fan design.
Dale currently works within the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Aero-Systems Design Integration & Performance, under the scope of the COLIBRI project. His work focusses on optimising aircraft-engine integrated design.
Dale also continues his research on rotor noise and is the early career coordinator for the aeroacoustics special interest group for UKAN+
Articles In Journals
- Zhang T, Qiao G, Smith DA, Barakos GN & Kusyumov A (2021) Parametric study of aerodynamic performance of equivalent ducted/un-ducted rotors, Aerospace Science and Technology, 117 (October) Article No. 106984.
- Smith DA, Filippone A & Barakos GN (2020) Acoustic analysis of counter-rotating open rotors with a locked blade row, AIAA Journal, 58 (10) 4401-4414.
- Smith DA, Filippone A & Bojdo N (2019) Noise reduction of a counter rotating open rotor through a locked blade row, Aerospace Science and Technology, 98 (March) Article No. 105637.
- Appleton W, Smith DA, Filippone A & Bojdo N (2021) Pitch control optimisation of tiltrotor aircraft. In: 47th European Rotorcraft Forum: ERF21, Online, 6-9 September 2021.
- Smith DA, Filippone A & Bojdo N (2019) A parametric study of open rotor noise. In: 25th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Delft, 20-2 May 2019.
- Smith DA, Filippone A & Bojdo N (2018) Low order multidisciplinary optimisation of counter-rotating open rotors. In: 44th European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF 2018), Delft, 18-21 September 2018.