Dr Bianca Capra

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Personal details


Hypersonic Flow, Thermo-fluids, Radiative Heat Transfer, Porous Material, Energy Efficency, Multidisciplinary, Sustainability


Aerospace Engineering, Interdisciplinary Engineering, Other Built Environment and Design

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD - Aerospace Space Engineering (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships and associations

Senior Member AIAA(American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
Elected committee member to the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society

  • 2013-2014, 2015-2016


Current Teaching

  • Heat and Mass Transfer (ENB360) : Tutor
  • Bulk Material Handling (ENB362) : Unit coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor
  • Thermodynamics 1 (ENB222) : Lecturer, Tutor
  • Fluid Mechanics (ENB321) : Lecturer
  • Engineering Sustainability and Professional Practice (EGB100) : Lecturer
  • Engineering Mechanics (EGB121) : Lecturer

Current Research Supervision

  • Flow Physics of Scramjet Fuel Injection Through Porous Walls (UQ)
  • Cross Ventilation in Multi-Residential Buildings: Evaluation and Design


  • Impact of Cool Roof Application in Commercial Buildings: A Contribution to Sustainable Design in Australia

VRES (Vacation Research Experience Scheme)

Building Physics / Renewable Energy Topics

  • Air quality and distribution analysis in a Cystic Fibrosis Ward for infectious disease control (3 topics)
  • Energy efficiency in office and educational buildings: An experimental approach (2 topics, 1 available)
  • Using historical weather data to quantify the impact climate change has had on HVAC building energy use (1 topic)
  • Urban integrated renewable energy (4 topics)

Aerospace Topics

  • Numerical implementation of porous fluid flow for high-speed compressible aerodynamics applications (1 topic)
  • Binary scaling and aerothermal heating during atmospheric reentry (1 topic)
  • Aerothermal-structural analysis of the internal flight path of a Mach 8 scramjet engine (1 topic)

Current Projects Available
PhD Topics available:

  • Porous Fuel Injection in Hypersonic Vehicles: The Fundamental Flow Physics ( 2 topics available)
  • Radiation and Ablation in Rapidly Expanding Flows (1 topic available)
  • Vertical Axis Wind Turbines in Urban Environments (1 topic available)


Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Research projects