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Phil Hancock


Reader in Fluid Mechanics

Biography

Research interests

• Aerodynamics, turbulence and boundary layer meteorology• Wind-tunnel simulation of neutral, stable and convective atmospheric boundary layer flows• Wind turbine wakes, wake-wake and wake turbine interactions.• Structure of complex turbulent flows, boundary layers, separated flows and wakes.• Aerodynamic and bluff body flows, wind power aerodynamics

My publications

Publications

Hancock, P. E. and Hayden, P. 2018 Wind-Tunnel Simulation of Weakly and Moderately Stable Atmospheric Boundary Layers. Boundary-Layer Meteorology   doi.org/10.1007/s10546-018-0337-7 

Farr, T. D. and Hancock, P. E.  2014 Torque fluctuations caused by upstream mean flow and turbulence. The Science of Making Torque from Wind,  EAWE Conf., Oldenburg, Oct 9-11, 2012. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 555 (2014) 012048   doi:10.1088/1742-6596/555/1/012048

Desmond, C., Watson, S. J., Hancock, P. E. 2017 Modelling the wind energy resource in complex terrain and atmospheres. Numerical simulation and wind tunnel investigation of non-neutral forest canopy flows.J. Wind Eng. and Industrial Aerodynamics. 166, 48-60  

Hancock, P. E and Hayden, P. 2016 
Wind tunnel simulation of stably stratified atmospheric boundary layers.The Science of Making Torque from Wind, EAWE Conf ., TUM, Oct 5-7, 2016.J of Physics Conf Series. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/753/3/032012

Hancock, P. E. and Zhang, S. 2015 A Wind-Tunnel Simulation of the Wake of a Large Wind Turbine in a Weakly Unstable Boundary Layer.Boundary-Layer Meteorology DOI: 10.1007/s10546-015-0037-5

Hancock, P. E. and Pascheke, F. 2014 Wind tunnel simulation of the wake of a large wind turbine in a stable boundary layer:Part 1, the boundary layer simulation: Part 2 the wake flowBoundary-Layer Meteorology DOI 10.1007/s10546-013-9886-yVolume: 151, 23-37.

Hancock, P. E. and Pascheke, F. 2014 Wind tunnel simulation of the wake of a large wind turbine in a stable boundary layer:Part 2 the wake flowBoundary-Layer Meteorology DOI 10.1007/s10546-013-9887-xVolume: 151, 3-21.

Hancock, P E, Zhang S and Hayden, P. 2013 A wind tunnel artificially-thickened weakly-unstable atmospheric boundary layer.Boundary Layer Meteorology, DOI 10.1007/s10546-013-9847-5Volume: 149, 355-380.

Desmond, C., Watson, S. J., Aubrun, S., Avila, S., Hancock, P. E., Sayer, A.A study on the inclusion of forest canopy morphology data in numerical simulations for the purpose of wind resource assessmentJ. Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. 126, 24-37

Aubrun, S., Loyer, S., Hancock, P. E. and Hayden, P. 2013 Wind turbine wake properties: comparison between a non-rotating simplified wind tunnel model and a rotating model.J. Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 120, 1-8.

Hancock, P. E. 2013Wind turbines in series: a parametric analysis.J Wind Engineering Vol 37, 2013 37-58

Manning, J., Hancock. P. E. and Whiting, R. 2010A study of the ability of Meteodyn WT to replicate measurements in close proximity to steep hills using wind tunnel data from the 'RUSHIL' experiment. Journal of Wind Engineering 34, 477-499

Hardman, J. R. and Hancock, P. E. 2010Moderately three-dimensional separated and reattaching turbulent flow.J. Fluid Mech. 649, 341-370.

Conference papers (2010 onwards)

Hancock, P. E. and Hayden, P. 2017
Wind-tunnel simulation pf stably stratified deep atmospheric boundary layers with an imposed inversion.Physmod 2017, Ecole Centrale de Nantes - France 23-25 Aug.Marucci, D., Hancock, P. E., Carpentieri, M. and Hayden, P. 2016
Wind-tunnel simulation of stable atmospheric boundary layers for fundamental studies in dispersion and wind power.
12th UK Conference in Wind Engineering, Nottingham, 5-7th Sept.

Hancock, P. E. and Farr, T. D. 2014Wind tunnel simulations of wind turbine arrays in neutral and non-neutral winds.The Science of Making Torque from Wind, EAWE Conf., Risø/DTU, Copenhagen, June 18-20, 2014. Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Vol. 524Ed: Jakob Mann et al 2014 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 524 011001 DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/524/1/011001

Hancock, P. E., Pascheke, F. and Zhang, S. 2014Wind tunnel simulations of wind turbine wakes in neutral stable and unstable offshore atmospheric boundary layers. Euromech 528, Oldenburg, February 2012Research Topics in Wind Energy, Vol. 2. Wind Energy -Impact of Turbulence. Ed: Hölling, M., Peinke, J. and Ivanell, S. Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-54696-9

Hancock, P. E. Zhang, S. and Hayden, P. 2013Wind-tunnel simulation of a wind-turbine wake in unstable wind flow.PHYSMOD 2013 - International Workshop on Physical Modeling of Flow and Dispersion Phenomena, University of Surrey, UK, 16th - 18th September 2013

Farr, T. D. and Hancock, P. E. 2013Wind turbine torque fluctuations arising from atmospheric and upstream wake turbulence, and velocity-fluctuation cross correlations.PHYSMOD 2013 - International Workshop on Physical Modeling of Flow and Dispersion Phenomena, University of Surrey, UK, 16th - 18th September 2013

Farr, T. D. and Hancock, P. E. 2012Torque fluctuations caused by upstream mean flow and turbulence.The Science of Making Torque from Wind, EAWE Conf., Oldenburg, Oct 9-11, 2012.

Hancock, P. E., Zhang, S., Pascheke, F. and Hayden, P.Wind tunnel simulation of wind turbine wakes in stable and unstable wind flow.The Science of Making Torque from Wind, EAWE Conf., Oldenburg, Oct 9-11, 2012.

Aubrun, S.1, Espana, G.1, Loyer, A.1, Hayden, P.2 and Hancock, P. E.2 2012Is the actuator disc concept sufficient to model the far wake of a wind turbine?iTi 2010 Conference on Turbulence, one-day workshop, 23 Sept 2010, Bertinoro, Italy. 1Univ. of Orleans, 2Univ of Surrey. ISBN: 978-3-642-28967-5 (Print) 978-3-642-28968-2 (Online)

Nathan, P. and Hancock, P. E. 2011Two-point near-wall measurements of velocity and wall shear stress beneath a separating turbulent boundary layer.Proc. Progress in wall turbulence: understanding and modelling. Lille (France), April 21-23, 2009. Ed Stanislas, M, Jimenez, J, and Marusic, I. Springer. ISBN 978-90-481-9602-9http://www.springer.com/engineering/book/978-90-481-9602-9

Hancock, P. E. and Pascheke, F. 2010Wind tunnel simulations of wind turbine wake interactions in neutral and stratified wind flow.Euro Meteorological Soc. Annual Meeting Abstracts, Vol. 7, EMS2010-PREVIEW10thEMS/8thECAC, Zurich, 13th- 16th Sept.