CV: Research Associate


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 Date Submitted:23-09-2014
 Last Modified:23-09-2014 (06:27)
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 Current job:Research Associate
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Europe only
 Date available:>3months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsAerodynamics, Thermodynamics, Rockets, Research, Payload Test and Evaluation, Logistics and Finance, Payload assembly, Design, Safety, Measurement systems.


Since 02/2014
Research Associate, Aerothermodynamics
Universität der Bundeswehr, München (Germany)
• Experimental model design, manufacture, assembly and testing in a plasma wind tunnel facility
• Application of Catia v5, ANSYS FEA and CFD software to structural, aerodynamic and thermal test model design and analysis
• Application of experimental temperature measurement techniques using various sensors, data acquisition hardware and LabView software
01/11 – 01/14
Research Engineer, Hypersonics - HIFiRE Project
Defence Science and Technology Organisation, (Australia)
• Aerothermodynamic analysis and design for a range of suborbital experimental hypersonic flight vehicles
• Payload flight qualification testing
• Perform CFD simulations for aerothermodynamic design
01/12 – 10/13
Research Engineer, SCRAMSPACE I Project
The University of Queensland, (Australia)
• Numerical aerodynamic and thermal analysis
• Payload construction, assembly and flight qualification testing
• Payload safety engineer
• Launch campaign team Andoya Rocket Range.
01/09 – 01/11
Propulsion and Systems Manager, PC9 Aircraft Fleet
Defence Materiel Organisation, (Royal Australian Air Force)
• Authorised Design Engineer, conducting design development, review, approval and acceptance in a  through-life support context, in compliance with both defence and FAA airworthiness regulations
• Propulsion and systems section manager for a fleet of 64 training aircraft, responsible for a team of technical and logistics staff
• Integrated logistics and finance manager for propulsion and systems, responsible for a $5M+ defence budget
01/08 – 01/09
Maintenance Requirements Manager, PC9 Aircraft Fleet
Defence Materiel Organisation, (Royal Australian Air Force)
• Aircraft mechanical systems, propulsion and avionics reliability monitoring and management officer
• Management of maintenance schedule for the Royal Australian Air Force’s fleet of 64 training aircraft
01/96 – 01/04
Aircraft Maintenance Technician, (Trade Supervisor)
Department of Defence, (Royal Australian Air Force)
• Aircraft propulsion and systems trade supervisor for operational (flight-line and in-field) and deeper level maintenance
09/08 – 08/14
Doctor of Philosophy, Aerospace Engineering
The University of Queensland, (Australia)
Dissertation: "Hypersonic Viscous Drag Reduction using Multiport Injection Arrays"
Diploma of Government (Management)
Royal Australian Air Force, (Australia)
01/04 – 01/08
Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical), Honours Class 1
The University of New South Wales (Australia)
Aircraft Technician - Tradesman
The Institute of Technical and Further Training, (Australia)
Internationalisation Award
The University of Queensland
Defence Long Service Medal
Australian Defence Force
Most outstanding final year BE thesis (Aero)
The University of New South Wales
Australian Defence Medal
Australian Defence Force
FIRST LANGUAGE        English
OTHER LANGUAGES   German - Beginner (A1.1 Integrationskurs)
07/03 - 10/14
Engineering Officer (Flight Lieutenant)
Royal Australian Air Force
08/95 - 07/03
Aircraft Technician - Trade Supervisor (Corporal)
Royal Australian Air Force
• Thermal analysis,
• Compressible and incompressible fluid flow analysis,
• Numerical analysis,
• Experimental fluid flow and heat transfer,
• Mechanical design,
• Research and development,
• Combustion,
• Aerospace operations,
• General management,
• Finance and logistics management,
• Safety and risk analysis,
• Reliability analysis (FMECA)
• Matlab,
• Catia v5,
• Solidworks,
• LabView,
• Tecplot,
• Pointwise,
• ANSYS Suite,
• CFD++,
• Cart3D,
• US3D,
• Missile DATCOM,
• Fortran,
• Linux Bash,
• Cluster Computing,
• MS Office suite
• Guitar,
• Music
• Recording and production,
• Sailing,
• Hiking
Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

Pudsey, A. S., Wheatley, V. and Boyce, R. R., ”Behaviour of Multiple Jet Interactions in a Hypersonic Boundary Layer”, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Ahead of Print, doi:10.2514/1.B35298, 2014.

Pudsey, A. S., Boyce, R. R. and Wheatley, V., ”Influence of Common Modelling Choices for High-Speed Transverse Jet-Interaction Simulations”, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 29, No. 5., 2013, pp. 1076-1086.

Pudsey, A, S. Boyce, R. R. and Wheatley, V., ”Hypersonic Viscous Drag Reduction via Multiporthole Injector Arrays”, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 29, No. 5, 2013 pp. 1087-1096.

Pudsey A. S., and Boyce R. R., ”Numerical Investigation of Transverse Jets Through Mul- tiport Injector Arrays in Supersonic Crossfow”. Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 26, No. 6, 2010, pp. 1225-1236.


Tirtey, S.T., Boyce, R.R., Brown, M., Capra, B., Creagh, M., Dedman, A., Dimitrijevic, I., Pudsey, A.S., Sharp, B., van Staden, P., Gehre, R. and Lorrain, P., ”SCRAMSPACE: Radical-Farming Scramjet for Access to Space”, VKI Lecture Series (STO-AVT-234), Hy- personic Flight Testing, Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, March 2014.

Conference Publications

Pudsey, A. S., Boyce R. R and Wheatley, V., ”Hypersonic Viscous Drag Reduction Through Multi-Port Injector Arrays”, 18th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference, 24-28 September 2012, Tours, France.

Ogawa, H., Alazet, Y., Pudsey, A., Boyce, R., Isaacs, A. and Ray, T. ”Full Flow-Path Optimization of Axisymmetric Scramjet Engines”, AIAA Paper 2011-2347, 17th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, AIAA San Francisco, CA, 2011.

Pudsey, A. S., and Boyce, R. R. ”Numerical Investigation of Transverse Jets Through Multi-Port Injector Arrays in a Supersonic Crossflow”, 15th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, AIAA Dayton, Ohio, 2008.

Journal Publications Currently Under Peer Review

Pudsey, A. S., Boyce, R. R. and Wheatley, V., ”Supersonic Boundary Layer Combustion via Multi-Porthole Injector Arrays”, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Submitted 04.08.14.


11/12 Swagelok fitting and tube bending - Swagelok Australia
10/12 Operate Gantry or Overhead Crane - MoreSkills Australia
08/09 Undertake Basic Procurement - Department of Defence
04/08 Advanced Inventory Management System - Manager Directorate of Materiel Systems Training
04/08 Aerospace Engineer Systems Familiarisation - Royal Australian Air Force
03/08 ADF Aircraft System Safety Engineering Course - QinetiQ Consulting
02/08 Capability Life Cycle Support Course - Logistic Engineering Services Training
01/03 Workplace Assessment and Training - Royal Australian Air Force
11/01 Auditing a Quality Management System - Defence Materiel Organisation - Quality Management Program
08/01 Equity Advisor Workshop - Defence Personnel Executive
08/01 Managing Health & Safety - Lifestart
08/97 Working Safely for Supervisors & Managers - Health Services International
11/96 Aircraft Mechanic - Aircraft Metalwork - Technical and Further Education NSW

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