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Dr. Craig Meskell

Associate Professor (Mechanical & Manuf. Eng)
PARSONS BUILDING


Dr. Craig Meskell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in Trinity College, Dublin. His primary degree is in Aeronautical Engineering from QUB. He earned his PhD for work on flow-induced vibration in heat exchanger tube bundles. He has also been a Visiting Professor at McMaster University. His technical expertise is in the area of unsteady fluid mechanics, especially when coupled with noise, vibration or structural interaction. For nearly a decade, he has focussed his work almost exclusively on power generating and energy conversion applications, having been active in the field of aircraft noise at a European level. His favourite colour is red Recent and ongoing projects include: flow-induced vibration in nuclear steam generators; flow-induced noise in gas heat exchangers; system identification for wave energy conversion devices; modelling of flow-induced vibration in large, commercial scale wind turbines; and energy efficiency through optimized compressed air use in industrial scale manufacturing sites. Support for his work on energy devices has come from SFI, IRCSET, EI, HEA.
  Aeroelasticity   Fluid Dynamics   Fluids and vibration   Industrial Processes, Energy Use   Nuclear Reactor Technology   Tidal and Wave Energy   Vibration and Accoustic Engineering   Wind, Wind Energy Engineering
 Modelling acoustic resonance in heat exchangers
 System Identification for a wave energy conversion devices
 Flow-induced vibration of nuclear steam generators
 Investigation of flow-induced vibration of horizontal axis wind turbines

Keogh,Daniel B., Meskell, Craig, Bi-stable flow in parallel triangular tube arrays with a pitch-to-diameter ratio of 1.375, Nuclear Engineering and Design, 285, 2015, p98 - 108, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Finnegan, SL, Meskell, C, Ziada, S, Experimental Investigation of the Acoustic Power Around Two Tandem Cylinders, JOURNAL OF PRESSURE VESSEL TECHNOLOGY-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 132, 2010, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mahon, J & Meskell, C., Interaction between acoustic resonance and fluidelastic instability in a normal triangular tube array, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of the ASME, 131, 2009, p0113031-0113037 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mahon, J., Meskell, C., Surface pressure distribution survey in normal triangular tube arrays , Journal of Fluids and Structures, 25, (8), 2009, p1348-1368 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Meskell, C., A new model for damping controlled fluidelastic instability in heat exchanger tube arrays , Proc. IMechE Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 223, (4), 2009, p361-368 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Mahon, J., Meskell, C., Investigation of the underlying cause of the interaction between acoustic resonance and fluidelastic instability in normal triangular tube arrays , Journal of Sound and Vibration, 324, (1-2), 2009, p91-106 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
P Eret & C Meskell, A practical approach to parameter identification for a lightly damped, weakly nonlinear system, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 310, 2008, p829 - 844, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Craig Meskell, A decrement method for quantifying nonlinear and linear, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 296, 2006, p643 - 649, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
J. Keays and C. Meskell, A study of the behaviour of a single-bladed waste-water pump, Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 220, (2), 2006, p79 - 87, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Meskell,C., Fitzpatrick,J.A., Investigation of the Nonlinear Behaviour of Damping Controlled Fluid-elastic Instability in a Normal Triangular Tube Array, Journal of Fluids & Structures, 18, (5), 2003, p573 - 593, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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C. Meskell & D. Cox, A three dimensional particle-in-cell solver, Euromech Colloquim 454 LES,CVS and vortex methods, 14-16 April, edited by K. Schneider, M. Farge, and J. Ferziger , 2004, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Cox, D. & Meskell, On a three dimensional vortex particle method for modelling complex flows., 6th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium, IEI, 2003, pp116 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Sweeney, C & Meskell, C., vortex method using a cloud-in-element technique, 4th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium, IEI, 2000, pp162-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Meskell, C. , Frequency analysis in non-linear systems, Frekvensanalys, SVIB, 1997, pp20 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Southern, R. & Meskell, C. , Preliminary Application of Principal Component Analysis to a Microchip Test Process for Mixed Signal/Radio Frequency Components, Advances in Process Analytics and Control Technology, CPACT, 2003, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
W. Chaiworapuek, H.R. Rice, C.Meskell, C. O'Reilly, Numerical simualtion of a subsonic coaxial round jet, Joint Conference of The Association for Compuational Mechanics in Engineering and The Irish Society for Scientific and Engineering Computation, Belfast, April 2006, edited by Cecil G. Armstrong , Queen's University Belfast, 2006, pp63 - 66, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
C. Meskell and B. Selent, Numerical Simulation of Vortex Shedding in Normal Triangular Tube Arrays, Joint Conference of The Association for Compuational Mechanics in Engineering and The Irish Society for Scientific and Engineering Computation, Belfast, April 2006, edited by Cecil G. Armstrong , Queen's University Belfast, 2006, pp67 - 70, Notes: [ISBN: 0853898944], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
R.A.K. Sanches, C. Meskell, Numerical Evaluation of Force Coefficients for Analysis of Flow Induced Vibration in Tube Arrays, Joint Conference of The Association for Compuational Mechanics in Engineering and The Irish Society for Scientific and Engineering Computation, Belfast, April 2006, edited by Cecil G. Armstrong , Queen's University Belfast, 2006, pp79 - 82, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
G.E. O Donnell, C. Meskell, S. Nolan, Technology Innovation for Irish Manufacturing and Energy Competitiveness, 2012, Working Paper, PUBLISHED

  

Unsteady fluid mechanics in power generation applications; Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing; Fluid induced vibration and noise; system identification