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Department of Engineering

Dr Andy Acred

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Andy Acred

Research Associate

Academic Division: Energy, Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery

Research group: Fluid Mechanics

Telephone: +44 1223 7 46971

Email: apa25@eng.cam.ac.uk

Publications


Research interests

My research focuses on theoretical and experimental modeling of buoyancy-driven flows in buildings.

I am working in collaboration with Dyson, using experimental methods to model air movement within rooms.

I also have a strong interest in low-energy natural ventilation. My Ph.D. project centered around developing simple design methods for natural ventilation in multi-storey buildings, with a view to informing design guidance and improving the understanding of natural ventilation amongst architects and building services engineers. I am taking this work forward, extending current design methods and complementing this theoretical work with small-scale experimental modelling of air flows in the fluids lab. This work includes use of a scale model of the James Dyson building, currently under construction at CUED's Trumpington Street site.

Teaching activity

3A1 Fluid Mechanics (boundary layers lab).