Dr Daniel Bell

HND, BEng (Hons), PCTHE, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Engineering

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics


  • Programme Lead for postgraduate Engineering programmes.
  • Subject Co-ordinator for postgraduate taught Engineering courses within the School.
  • Supporting postgraduate and undergraduate project students.
  • IMechE academic liaison officer.

Areas of expertise

  • Computational Fluid Dyamics - Star-CCM+

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Vehicle Aerodynamics for Ground Vehicles
  • Thermo-Fluids Engineering
  • Engineering Projects

Dr Daniel Bell also teaches:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate modules relating to Vehicle Aerodynamics and Thermo-Fluids
  • Compuational Fluid Dynamics for Ground Vehicles


  • PhD on the Optimisation of Wind Turbine Blades
  • PhD on the Simulation of Internal Combustion Engines using Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • MSc by Research on CFD modelling of Boundary Layer Transition for Open Wheel Race Cars.


  • Ground Vehicle Aerodynamics using Computational Fluid Dynamics.
  • Vehicle to Vehicle Interaction and Moving Body Simulation.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling of Bicycles.
  • Automotive and Mountain Bike Damper modelling and testing. 

Research projects

  • Optimisation of Wind Turbines
  • Ground Vehicle Aerodynamics
  • CFD research on combustion and soot modelling in Gasoline Direct Injection Engines


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