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School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (ECS)

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Dr Grant Ingram, MEng PhD CEng MIMechE

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42428
Room number: E213 (Christopherson)

(email at g.l.ingram@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Personal webpage

Grant Ingram graduated from Durham University in 1997 on the first cohort of the then brand new MEng degree. After two years in the electricity supply industry working on power stations large and small he returned to Durham to complete a PhD sponsored by Rolls-Royce. Technology developed in conjuction with his work is now flying around in aeroplanes around the world. 

Following the successful conclusion of his PhD, Grant spent a year working at the Engineering Design Centre at Newcastle University before joining the School of Engineering as a lecturer in September 2005.

Since then he has worked on two key areas of research: 1. Making Turbomachinery more efficient and 2. Making renewable devices work better. Both of these activities are approached from a fluid dynamics background. 

He won the PE Publishing Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Power and Energy in 2008 and in 2009 published his first book which is available as a free download. 

Research Groups

Selected Publications

Books: online

Conference papers

  • Burton, Zoe, Ingram, Grant & Hogg, Simon (2013), A Generic Steam Turbine Exhaust Diffuser with Tip Leakage Modelling and Non-Uniform Hood Outlet, The 10th European Conference on Turbomachinery Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics ETC 10. Lappeenranta, Finland.
  • Burton, Zoe, Ingram, Grant & Hogg, Simon (2013), A Novel Method of Coupling the Steam Turbine Exhaust Hood and the Last Stage Blades Using the Non-Linear Harmonic Method, GT2013-94184: ASME Turbo Expo 2013. San Antonio, USA.
  • Auld, Alison, Hilfer, Michael, Hogg, Simon, Ingram, Grant & Messenger, Andrew (2013), Application of an Air-Curtain Fluidic Jet Type Seal to Reduce Turbine Shroud Leakage, GT2013-94198: ASME Turbo Expo 2013. San Antonio, USA.
  • Burton, Zoe, Ingram, Grant & Hogg, Simon (2012), A Generic Low Pressure Exhaust Diffuser for Steam Turbine Research, GT2012-68485: ASME Turbo Expo 2012. Copenhagen, Denmark, ASME.
  • Hilfer, Michael, Ingram, Grant & Hogg, Simon (2012), Endwall Profiling With Tip Clearance Flows, GT2012-68488: ASME Turbo Expo 2012. Copenhagen, Denmark, 1099.
  • Förster, Felix, Sims-Williams, David & Ingram, Grant (2012), Reconstruction of the Unsteady Pressure Field in a Low Speed Linear Cascade, Volume 8: Turbomachinery, Parts A, B, and C. 2653.
  • Jamie McIntosh, Richard MacPherson, Grant Ingram & Simon Hogg (2011), PROFILED ENDWALL DESIGN USING GENETIC ALGORITHMS WITH DIFFERENT OBJECTIVE FUNCTIONS, 7: Turbomachinery, Parts A, B, and C : ASME 2011 Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition. June 6–10, 2011, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, ASME, 2393-2405
  • Supakit Worasinchai, Grant Ingram & Robert Dominy (2011), THE EFFECTS OF IMPROVED STARTING CAPABILITY ON ENERGY YIELD FOR SMALL HAWTS, GT2011-45674: ASME Turbo Expo 2011. June 6-10, 2011, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Felix Forster, David Sims-Williams , Grant Ingram & Robert Dominy (2011), TIME RESOLVED MEASUREMENTS IN THE DURHAM CASCADE, GT2011-45838: ASME Turbo Expo 2011. June 6-11, 2011, Vancouver, Canada, ASME.
  • MacPherson, Richard & Ingram, Grant (2010), Endwall Profile Design for the Durham Cascade using Genetic Algorithms, Seventh South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics, SACAM10. Pretoria, South Africa, South African Association for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
  • Greaves, P, Dominy, R, Ingram, G & Court, R (2010), Evaluation of Dual Axis Resonant Testing of Wind Turbine Blades, 6th PhD Seminar on Wind Energy in Europe Trondheim, Norway, The European Academy of Wind Energy.
  • Williams, R, Ingram, G & Gregory-Smith, D (2010), LARGE TIP CLEARANCE FLOWS IN TWO COMPRESSOR CASCADES, ASME Turbo Expo 2010: Power for Land, Sea and Air GT2010. Glasgow, UK (Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), GT2010-22952.
  • Snedden, G, Dunn,D, Ingram, G & Gregory-Smith, D (2010), The Performance of a Generic Non-Axisymmetric Endwall in a Single Stage, Rotating Turbine at On and Off-Design Conditions, ASME Turbo Expo 2010: Power for Land, Sea and Air GT2010. Glasgow, UK, ASME, GT2010-22006.
  • Williams, Richard, Gregory-Smith, David & Ingram, Grant (2009), Large Tip Clearances and Highly Skewed Inlet Conditions, in Heitmeir, F., Martelli, F. & Manna, M. eds, 8th European Conference on Turbomachinery, Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics. Graz, Austria., Verlag der TU Graz, Graz, Austria, 355-366.
  • Snedden G, Dunn D, Ingram GL & Gregory-Smith DG (2009), The Application of Non-axisymmetric Endwall Contouring in a Single Stage, Rotating Turbine, GT2009-59169: Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2009: Power for Land, Sea and Air. Orlando, Florida, USA, ASME.
  • Bagshaw, David., Ingram, Grant., Gregory-Smith, David. & Atkins, W. S. (2009), Vorticity Development in Highly Loaded Cascade Blades, in Heitmeir, F., Martelli, F. & Manna, M. eds, 8th European Conference on Turbomachinery, Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics. Graz, Austria., Verlag der TU Graz, Graz, Austria, 1277-1287.
  • Airoldi,G, Brown,NL, Bumby,JR, Dominy,RG, Ingram,GL , Mahkamov,K & Shanel,M (2008), CFD Parametric Study on Ventilation of Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Machines, International Conference on Electrical Machines, International Conference on Electrical Machines. Portugal.
  • Williams, Richard Gregory-Smith, David, He, Li & Ingram, Grant (2008), Experiments and Computations on Large Tip Clearance Effects in a Linear Cascade, Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2008: Power for Land, Sea and Air Proceedings volume 6: Turbomachinery, Parts A, B, and C: ASME Turbo Expo 2008: Power for Land, Sea and Air. Berlin, Germany, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Paper no. GT2008-50557, pp. 335-347
  • Lim,CH, Brown,NL, Bumby,JR, Dominy,RG, Ingram,GL, Mahkamov,K & Shanel,M (2008), Lumped-Parameter Thermal Modelling of Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Generators, International Conference on Electrical Machines, International Conference on Electrical Machines. Portugal.
  • Gregory-Smith, David, Bagshaw, David, Ingram, Grant & Stokes, Mark (2008), Using Profiled Endwalls, Blade Lean and Leading Edge Extensions to Minimize Secondary Flow, 6: Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2008: Power for Land, Sea and Air. Berlin, Germany, 1301-1311.
  • Bagshaw, David., Ingram, Grant., Gregory-Smith, David. & Stokes, Mark. (2006), A turbine cascade facility for secondary flow research, ASME Turbo-Expo 2006. Barcelona, Spain.
  • Dalton, JA & Ingram, GL (2005), Towards the provision of sustainable development by control of lifecycle design changes, 4th Internation Conference on Design and Manufacture for Sustainable Development. Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • Ingram, G., Gregory-Smith, DG. & Harvey, NW (2004), Investigation of a Novel Secondary Flow Feature in a Turbine Cascade with End Wall Profiling, ASME Turbo Expo 2004, Power for Land, Sea & Air. Vienna, Austria..
  • Ingram, G., Gregory-Smith, D. & Harvey, NW. (2003), Experimental Quantification of The Benefits of End-wall Profiling in a Turbine Cascade, XVI International Symposium on Air Breathing Engines (ISABE). AIAA-2003-1101.
  • Ingram, G., Gregory-Smith, D., Rose, M., Harvey, N. & Brennan, G. (2002), The effect of end-wall profiling on secondary flow and loss development in a turbine cascade, ASME Turbo Expo 2002 Land, Sea and Air (GT2002). Amsterdam, The Netherlands, ASME, New York, 30339.

Edited works: conference proceedings

  • Worasinchai,Supakit Ingram, Grant & Dominy, Robert (2012). The Physics of H-Darrieus Turbines Self-Starting Capability: Flapping-Wing Perspective. ASME Turbo Expo 2012: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition.

Journal papers: academic

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Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Engineering: Turbomachinery: machinery that rotates and extracts or delivers power to a fluid. So aircraft engines, steam turbines, wind turbines, pumps and fans.

Selected Grants

  • 2006: Nuffield New Lecturers Award

Supervises