Darragh Broadbent

Hampshire, UK [email protected]

I am an experienced engineer, specialising in fluid dynamics in the aerospace and maritime domains. My core skills are meshing, setting up, executing and post processing flow solutions and structural models, using primarily ANSYS and STAR-CCM+ software. My other skills include practical testing of fluid dynamic models, engineering design, structural engineering, metrology and turbomachinery.


Experience

CFD Engineer

QinetiQ

As part of this team I perform flow simulations to assess the performance of submarine propulsion systems, and generate information that goes into the design process for the system. I also have a support role in the design of the propulsor. As part of this role I am required to generate grids to facilitate the flow solutions, as well as assisting in reporting. As part of this role I also assist in generating the propulsor designs using the in-house turbomachinery code, as well as assess the candidate designs for fluid dynamic and acoustic performance.

September 2014 - Present

Engineer

S&C Thermofluids

My work with S&C involved a number of different aspects, computational fluid dynamics was the main focus, but I also did mechanical design, fabrication, and practical testing. I worked on a number of different CFD projects, including nozzle and intake simulations, heat transfer and radiation modelling as well as heating and ventilation simulations for armoured fighting vehicles.

July 2013 - June 2014

Education

Sheffield Hallam University

Bachelor of Science
Aerospace Engineering

During my time at university I had a particular interest in Aerodynamics, my final year project was on Hypersonic Aerodynamic Design. This course has alarge computational fluid dynamics element, I also gained experience in fabrication, including milling, turning and MIG welding

2008 - 2013

Skills

Key Skills & Tools
  • Meshing, using ANSYS ICEM, Pointwise and STARCCM+
  • Fluid dynamics, with ANSYS CFX, Fluent and STARCCM+
  • Structural engineering, using ANSYS Mechanical and hand calculations
  • Turbomachinery, using ADT Turbodesign Suite and ANSYS Turbogrid
  • Engineering design, CAD and prototyping
  • Testing and evaluation, using both experimental and computational methods
  • Metrology, using Renishaw REVO 2, MODUS and the Blade toolkit

Interests

I spend my spare time playing bass, cooking and eating weird and wonderful food and I do a lot of hiking. I build computers and home automation electronics using Arduino, Raspberry Pi and 3D printing. I also maintain a home server that functions as a NAS device, media centre and the web server that this website is hosted on!