Dr. Daniel Edgington-Mitchell

Dr. Daniel Edgington-Mitchell

Senior Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G19, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus.

Dr.Daniel Edgington-Mitchell received his undergraduate degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Monash University in 2005. During his PhD, he undertook graduate research in the High Temperature Gas Dynamics Laboratory at Stanford University under the auspices of a Fulbright Fellowship between 2008-2009. He was awarded his PhD from Monash University in 2013. He now works as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Monash University, and as a researcher in the Laboratory for Turbulence Research in Aerospace and Combustion.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University.
  • Ph.D, Monash University.

Research Projects

Current projects

Novel Sample introduction techniques for Plasma based Atomic Spectroscopy.

Improving respiratory drug delivery through targeted nozzle design.

This project combines recently developed synchrotron x-ray measurement techniques with traditional visible light diagnostics to develop a greater understanding of the link between the geometry of pressurized metered dose inhaler components and the drug particles these devices produce. From this understanding, we aim to develop designs for inhaler components which significantly reduce the existing variability in the sprays they produce, as well as an enhanced capacity to predict inhaler performance through development of new empirical models. The long term benefit from this research will be improved delivery efficiency and shorter product development times, leading to reduced dose rate costs.

The underexpanded impinging jet: a self-forcing flow of critical importance.

The focus of this research is to develop an in-depth understanding of receptivity mechanisms in the
underexpanded impinging jet flow. By elucidating the underlying physics of this highly complex flow field, the
project will facilitate active control methodologies in a range of key industrial flows. Underexpanded impinging jets
have broad applications ranging from aerospace propulsion to additive manufacturing to pharmaceutical drug
delivery. The expected outcomes of the research include improving the efficiency and efficacy of a number of
cutting edge industrial processes, as well as increased knowledge about the fundamental science.

Silencing the screech tone - noise suppression in supersonic jets.

The focus of this research is to further develop understanding of the fundamental mechanics of the
aeroacoustic phenomenon known as screech. From this deeper understanding a range of tailored control
mechanisms will be developed to reduce or eliminate the effects of screech in the engines of high-speed
aircraft. The research builds on existing expertise and established experimental facilities. As well as an
improved understanding of fundamental mechanism, the expected outcomes of the research are more
efficient active and passive flow control devices for the reduction of supersonic jet noise.

Teaching Commitments

  • MAE3402 - Aerospace design project.
  • MEC2405 - Thermodynamics.
  • ENG1040 - Engineering dynamics.
Last modified: March 1, 2019