Contact Dr Uyioghosa Igie

Areas of expertise

  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion
  • Power Systems & Turbines

Background

Dr Igie was awarded a BEng degree honours in Mechanical Engineering in 2007 from Brunel University (UK), which was followed by an MSc degree (Dynamics and Control) from the University of Bath (UK) in 2008.

 

He joined Cranfield University in 2009 to study for a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, on gas turbine compressor fouling degradation and performance enhancement approaches. The study involved experimental and numerical investigations in compressor aerodynamics and thermodynamic performance of the engine system.

 

Dr Igie gained his PhD in 2012 and became an academic staff in the same year. His research has remained focused on existing gas turbine performance enhancement through ancillary equipment (filtration systems, compressor and combustor water injection and compressor washing). Also, enhancements of gas turbine operational flexibility through compressed air extraction and injection in the TURBO-REFLEX project, as a Principal Investigator. His work on this has involved engine system performance modelling, high fidelity computational fluid dynamic analysis of an industrial compressor and a dry low emission combustor. On aircraft propulsion, he has led thermodynamic and aerodynamic studies on reducing the environmental impact of civil aviation through water injection, as well as methods of quantifying degradation in jet engines.

 

Dr Igie is the Course Director of the Power and Propulsion Gas Turbine Engineer Mastership, as well as the module leader of Gas Turbine Operations and Rotating Machines (GTORM) in the Thermal Power MSc course.

Current activities

Dr Igie’s research focuses on optimising Gas Turbine or Jet Engine Performance during operation for energy and aerospace applications. His research has covers actual engine operations involving analytical approaches, experimental testing and numerical methods (CFD) in areas of overall engine performance/health and turbomachinery aerodynamics.
Dr Igie has supervised several individual research projects - MSc & PhD. His research interests include the following:

Energy - Power Generation
  • Gas Turbine Flexibility - Compressor and Combustor Analysis
  • Gas Turbine Health Evaluation using Machine Generated Data
  • Compressor Fouling (Degradation) Effects on Engine Performance
  • Impact of Off-Line and On-Line Compressor Washing on Engine Performance
  • Impact and Selection of Inlet Filtration Systems
  • Modelling of Engine System
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

Aerospace Propulsion

  • Jet Engine Water Injection for Emission Reductions
  • Compressor Fouling Effects on Jet Engine Performance
  • Modelling of Engine System
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

Clients

Research Sponsors/Partners/Collaborators:
  • BP, Azerbaijan
  • Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Thailand
  • Mitsubishi Power, UK
  • R-MC Power Recovery Ltd, UK
  • Rolls Royce, UK
  • Tableau Software, UK

Publications

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Conference Papers