Emeritus Professor Gordon Draisey Mallinson

BSc(Hons), PhD

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Professor, Emeritus

Biography

  • Professor

Gordon Mallinson joined The University of Auckland in 1982 following 15 years at the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation’s Aeronautical Research Laboratories, where his research involved heat transfer, fluid mechanics and structural reliability. His international research reputation is in the fields of computational fluid dynamics, visualisation and computer graphics. He has been a consultant to organisations such as aneurIST Europe, AEA Technology UK, BHP and COMALCO in Australia, Fisher and Paykel Appliances and Gough Technology Ltd and holds patents for flow devices. Recent and current research includes flow feature extraction algorithms, CFD predictions of biomedical flows, and entropy based methods for estimating irreversible losses in flows. He is on the Editorial Boards of Applied Mathematical Modelling, Computational Thermal Sciences and Thermopedia which is a new online resource for heat and mass transfer, fluid flow and thermodynamics.

His teaching responsibilities have included Heat Transfer, Applied Fluid Dynamics, Thermofluids, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Real Time Software Design, Machines and Mechanisms, Computer Aided Design and Control. He introduced Computer Aided Design into the Mechanical Engineering curriculum and was one of the staff members who established Machines and Mechanisms. He established graduate courses in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Computer Graphics and is currently contributing to the creation of a new MEngSt specialisation on Medical Devices and Technologies.

Professor Mallinson was been the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from February 2005 to February 2012. He was the inaugural Faculty Advisor for The University of Auckland Formula SAE team that was established in 2004 and has brought home trophies from 5 of the 6 Australasian events it has entered. He is very active in IT at Faculty and University levels having been the long term Chair of the Faculty of Engineering IT Committee, member and Deputy Chair of the IT Strategy and Policy VC Advisory Committee, Chair of the eResearch Task Force and the eResearch Executive Committee.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Well 1967
PhD UNSW 1973

Administration

  • Deputy Chair, Information Technology Strategy and Policy Committee
  • Member Academic Heads Advisory Group
  • Chair eResearch Executive Committee
  • Chair, Faculty of Engineering Information Technology Strategy and Policy Committee
  • Member, Motor Industry Training Organisation (Inc) Reference Group

 

Research | Current

 

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • CFD visualisation and computer graphics
  • Thermo fluid dynamics
  • Biomedical fluid mechanics

Research groups

  • Computational Fluid Mechanics and Visualisation
  • Yacht Research Unit
  • Energy and Fuels Research Unit

Teaching | Current

 

  • MECHENG 223 Machines and Mechanisms
  • MECHENG 447 Manufacturing and Industrial Processes

Committees/Professional groups/Services

 

Professional affiliations

  • Member IEEE

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Mallinson, G. D., & Norris, S. E. (2014). Correct representation of flow and heat transfer fields. Paper presented at 15th International Heat Transfer Conference, Kyoto, Japan. 10 August - 15 August 2014. Proceedings of the 15th International Heat Transfer Conference. (pp. 20). Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stuart Norris
  • Norris, S. E., Richards, P. J., & Mallinson, G. D. (2011). Improved finite volume discretisations of entropy generation and turbulence production. Computers and Fluids, 49 (1), 302-311. 10.1016/j.compfluid.2011.06.009
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/7835
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stuart Norris, Peter Richards
  • Mallinson, G. D., & Norris, S. E. (2011). The Value of Heatlines for the Visualisation of Thermal Processes. Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Computational Heat and Mass Transfer, Istanbul, Turkey. 19 July - 21 July 2011. (pp. 8).
  • Norris, S. E., Were, C. J., Richards, P. J., & Mallinson, G. D. (2011). A Voronoi-based ALE solver for the calculation of incompressible flow on deforming unstructured meshes. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 65 (10), 1160-1179. 10.1002/fld.2234
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/13687
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stuart Norris, Peter Richards
  • Norris, S. E., Deans, J., & Mallinson, G. D. (2011). Laminar Free Convection up a Vertical Porous Plate with Suction. 8th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 368-372. Pointe Aux Pimemts, Mauritius.
  • Mallinson, G. D., & Norris, S. E. (2011). Visualisation Strategies for Computational Thermo Fluid Dynamics. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics. 2011, 24-37. Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stuart Norris
  • Mallinson, G. D., & Norris, S. E. (2011). Can Generalised Transport Vectors be used to Visualise Transport Processes?. Proceedings of 22th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena (ISTP-22) Delft, The Netherlands.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stuart Norris
  • Norris, S. E., Richards, P. J., & Mallinson, G. D. (2011). Improved Finite Volume Discretisations of Entropy Generation and Turbulence Production. Computers and Fluids, 49, 302-311. 10.1016/j.compfluid.2011.06.009
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/7533
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stuart Norris

Contact details

Primary location

BUILDING 902 - Bldg 902
Level 2, Room 210
262 KHYBER PASS
NEWMARKE
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand