Dr Konstantinos Ritos


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Personal statement

I joined the University in 2011 as a PhD student in the James Weir Fluids Laboratory under the supervision of Prof. J. Reese. In 2014, after defending my PhD thesis on Nano and Micro-Scale Fluid Dynamics, I got a new role in the University as a Research Associate. In this role I was the Fluid Dynamics Expert of the Weir Advanced Research Centre working on a range of projects involving centrifugal pumps and safety relief valves. Since 2015 I am a Lecturer in Multi-Physics Fluid Mechanics at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Currently I teach compressible fluid mechanics (Heat and Flow 3 – ME301/303) and Advanced Topics in Fluid Systems Engineering (ME514) where I try to make complex fluid physics accessible to students. More importantly I try to link the fundamental mathematics and physics with modern applications as well as with the latest simulation approaches that take advantage of computers through specialised software.

The above link well with my research which involves Multi-physics modelling of advanced fluid mechanics applications using a range of programming languages (Fortran 90/95, C/C++, Python, Perl, Matlab) as well as commercial CFD tools such as OpenFOAM, Fluent and Star- CCM+. Currently my research focuses on the accuracy of high-order methods in supersonic and hypersonic transitional and turbulent boundary layers, including problems featuring shock wave/boundary layer interaction (SWBLI) and separation, with an overall scope to improve understanding of acoustic loading on aerospace structures. Part of this research was sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Air Force Material Command of the United States Air Force.


Flow transition to turbulence and induced acoustics at Mach 6
Drikakis Dimitris, Ritos Konstantinos, Spottswood S Michael, Riley Zachary B
Physics of Fluids Vol 33 (2021)
A study of nucleate boiling conjugate heat transfer
Kamenicky Robin, Frank Michael, Drikakis Dimitris, Ritos Konstantinos
Advances in Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering 16th UK Heat Transfer Conference, pp. 203-206 (2021)
Direct numerical simulation of supersonic flow and acoustics over a compression ramp
Kokkinakis Ioannis, Drikakis Dimitris, Ritos Konstantinos, Spottswood Stephen
Physics of Fluids Vol 32 (2020)
Computational aeroacoustics beneath high speed transitional and turbulent boundary layers
Ritos Konstantinos, Drikakis Dimitris, Kokkinakis Ioannis W, Spottswood S Michael
Computers and Fluids Vol 203 (2020)
Haemodynamic analysis of a patient-specific aortic arch geometry using 4D-MRI and computational fluid dynamics in a coupled 3D-0D framework
Black Scott, Ritos Konstantinos, Maclean Craig, Brodie Robbie, Kazakidi Asimina
14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics and ECCOMAS Congress 2020 (2020)
Blood flow analysis of the aortic arch using computational fluid dynamics in a coupled 3D-0D framework
Black Scott, Ritos Konstantinos, Maclean Craig, Brodie Robbie, Kazakidi Asimina
23rd Annual Meeting Scottish Cardiovascular Forum 2020 (2020)

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Research interests

  • Multi-physics modelling of advanced fluid mechanics applications.

  • Supersonic and hypersonic transitional and turbulent flows.

  • Acoustic loading on aerospace structures.

  • High-order methods, iLES and DNS.

  • Modelling of fluid flows inside and around micro and nano structures.


WARC 2 DEM feasibility studies- KE
Haeri, Sina (Principal Investigator) Dempster, William (Co-investigator) Ritos, Konstantinos (Co-investigator)
04-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2020
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Bencivenga, Giuseppe
Dempster, William (Principal Investigator) Haeri, Sina (Principal Investigator) Ritos, Konstantinos (Co-investigator) Zhang, Yonghao (Co-investigator) Bencivenga, Giuseppe (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Perfusion optimisation for design of vascular grafts used in the treatment of aortic disease
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator) Ritos, Konstantinos (Co-investigator)
15-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2022
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Black, Scott
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator) Black, Richard Anthony (Co-investigator) Ritos, Konstantinos (Co-investigator) Black, Scott (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
Non-Equilibrium Fluid Dynamics for Micro/Nano Engineering Systems | Ritos, Konstantinos
Reese, Jason (Principal Investigator) Zhang, Yonghao (Co-investigator) Ritos, Konstantinos (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2011 - 16-Jan-2014

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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