Mr Brian Houston

Mr Brian Houston

Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Engineering

Summary

Brian first joined the University of Hull in 2007, when he left his previous job as a fabricator of bespoke commercial vehicle bodies, to undertake his Masters in Mechanical Engineering at the University.

After graduating with a first-class honours degree in 2011, Brian went on to support numerous research projects at the University; including research into the investigation of bed scouring around offshore wind turbine piles and bases, and a long-standing commercial relationship with Siemens Energy, where he supported the characterisation, simulation and application of Helmholtz resonators within large scale industrial gas turbines.

In 2016 Brian took on an Academic Specialist position at the University, which saw him provide support to teaching, scholarship, research and enterprise activities within the School of Engineering and was appointed as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering within the Department of Engineering in 2019.

Brian now manages a large portfolio of the applied engineering curriculum within the Department of Engineering, and continues to support innovation, growth and knowledge transfer with a specific focus on low-carbon, advanced and additive manufacturing technologies.

Brian is also an avid STEM enthusiast and promotes student success and widening participation through a large portfolio of co-curricular and outreach activities, both within the University and in the wider community.

Undergraduate

Brian leads and contributes to teaching across the Engineering Portfolio including:

Module Lead:

400458 - Introduction to Design and Mechanical Engineering Practice

500666 - Mechanical Engineering Design

601088 - Computer Aided Analysis & CADCAM

601084 - Vehicle Design and Analysis

701025 - Automotive Systems

Module Contributions:

400456 - Engineering Global Challenge I

400470 - Fundamentals of Mechatronics and Robotics

601069 - Artificial Organs and CADCAM for Medical Engineering

701008 - Sustainable Engineering Systems

Project Supervision:

Engineering Undergraduate Individual (BEng) & Group (MEng) Projects

Engineering MSc Projects

Engineering Industrial Placements

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

A model to predict acoustic resonant frequencies of distributed Helmholtz resonators on gas turbine engines

Wang, J., Rubini, P., Qin, Q., & Houston, B. (2019). A model to predict acoustic resonant frequencies of distributed Helmholtz resonators on gas turbine engines. Applied Sciences, 9(7), 1419. https://doi.org/10.3390/app9071419

Experimental and numerical investigation of Helmholtz resonators and perforated liners as attenuation devices in industrial gas turbine combustors

Houston, B., Wang, J., Qin, Q., & Rubini, P. (2015). Experimental and numerical investigation of Helmholtz resonators and perforated liners as attenuation devices in industrial gas turbine combustors. Fuel, 151, 31-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2014.12.001