Dr Daniel Bell
I am a Senior Lecturer in Thermo-Fluids Engineering and also the Subject Coordinator for the MSc Engineering programmes. I graduated in 1999 with a BEng(Hons) degree in Automotive Engineering and undertook a PhD focusing upon the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics for Hydraulic Damper Performance Prediction.
I have spent time working within the Construction Industry and also held a short term position building automotive dampers at Prodrive. I teach on all years of the Undergraduate Engineering degree programmes and also deliver a Postgraduate module. I presently teach Vehicle Aerodynamics, Thermo-Fluids Engineering and Computer Aided Design modules. I have supervised Postgraduate projects that have focused upon the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling of Ground Vehicles, from passenger vehicles to race cars.
I have experience in testing mountain bike dampers and undertaken comparative testing in conjunction with a local mountain bike company.
I am presently the Subject Coordinator for the MSc Engineering programmes, prior to this I was the BSc, BEng and MEng Subject Coordinator. Current teaching responsibilities include:
- First Year Thermo-fluids
- Second Year Thermo-fluids
- Second Year Mechanical Engineering Design and Computer Aided Engineering
- Undergraduate and Postgraduate Vehicle Aerodynamics
Memberships and affiliations:
I am an Associate Member of the IMechE and presently undertake role of secretary on the Oxford Area, Thameswey IMechE Committee.
I have undertaken External Examiner duties for Coventry University.
- Vehicle Aerodynamics
- Internal Combustion Engine modelling.
- Modelling of Hydraulic Dampers using Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics to Sports Engineering
- Low Drag Vehicles
- Human Powered Vehicle Design
Bell, D., Balkwill, J., “Experimental and Finitie Element Damper Shim Analysis”. 5th Euromech Solid Mechanics Conference ESMC-5, August 17-22, 2003, AUT, Thessaloniki, HELLAS.
Bonatesta, F., La Rocca, S., Hopkins, E., and Bell, D., "Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics to Explore the Sources of Soot Formation in a Gasoline Direct Injection Engine," SAE Technical Paper 2014-01-2569, 2014, doi:10.4271/2014-01-2569.