Computational Modelling Group

Mr James C. Kenny

Engineering Sciences (FEE)
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James did his undergraduate degree in Aerospace at the University of Southampton and is currently nearing the end of a PhD in the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics research group. His project aims to show how computational fluid dynamics could be used in 'real-time' to improve the realism of helicopter flight simulators. ("Real-time CFD for helicopter flight simulation")

Other activities

Between 2000 and 2008 James worked in a variety of roles for the UK MoD, most involved computer modelling of various types, and subjects ranged from naval radar to electro-optical systems for helicopters. Since February 2008 James has been director of a small technology consultancy firm, specialising in exploiting computer games technology for commercial and military simulation.

Research Interests

Physical Systems and Engineering simulation: CFD, Flight simulation

Algorithms and computational methods: Finite differences, Multi-scale

Visualisation and data handling software: Mayavi, VTK

Programming languages and libraries: C#, C++, Matlab, MPI, Python

Computational platforms: .NET, HPCx, Iridis, Linux, Windows

Working with...

Kenji Takeda
Alumnus, Engineering Sciences (FEE)
Trevor Thomas
Lecturer, Engineering Sciences (FEE)