Dr Daniel Hatton
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Dr Daniel Hatton

Lecturer in Mechanical & Marine Engineering

School of Engineering (Faculty of Science & Engineering)

Qualifications

Ph.D., Physics, awarded December 2004 by University of Cambridge. Thesis title: "Spin-polarized electron scattering at ferromagnetic interfaces"
Chartered Engineer, awarded May 2016 by Institute of Physics
M.Sci. (1st class), Experimental and Theoretical Physics, awarded June 1999 by University of Cambridge.
P.G.C.A.P., awarded November 2014 by Plymouth University
B.A. (1st class), Natural Sciences, awarded June 1999 by University of Cambridge.

Professional membership

Member, Institute of Physics
Fellow, Higher Education Academy
Member, American Geophysical Union
Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society (and thereby Member, British Geophysical Association)

Roles on external bodies

Member of the Senate of the University of Cambridge
Member of Institute of Physics college of panel members for assessing applications for Chartered Engineer status

Teaching interests

  • Present
    • (The fluids half of) Thermal-Fluids Engineering (stage 4) (since spring 2013):
      head/flow relationships in open and closed pipe networks;
      thermo-mechanical properties of compressible gases;
      compressible adiabatic flow in nozzles;
      compressible isothermal flow in pipes;
      shock waves, especially in nozzles;
      buoyancy-driven flow and naturally-ventilated buildings;
      Euler-equation (ideal) theory of pumps and turbines;
      non-ideality in pumps and turbines;
      dynamical similarity and scaling in pumps and turbines cavitation and its avoidance
    • Introduction to Thermal Principles (stage 1) (since spring 2015):
      the zeroth law of thermodynamics;
      describing systems: functions of state, intensive and extensive variables;
      the first law of thermodynamics;
      the steady flow energy equation;
      fluids in motion and momentum
    • Fluid Mechanics 1 (stage 2) (since autumn 2013):
      Newton's second law in inviscid fluids, Bernoulli's equation, and flow metering;
      viscosity, Stokes' equation, and laminar flow between parallel plates;
      laminar flow in pipes;
      turbulence;
      dimensional analysis and the Buckingham Pi theorem;
      turbulent flow in pipes;
      boundary layers and skin friction drag;
      boundary layer separation and form drag;
      lift and the Magnus effect;
      dimensionless description of pumps and turbines;
      thermo-mechanical properties of compressible gases
  • Past

Research interests

  • Research themes
    Natural ventilation of buildings, especially transient states and boundary layers at exterior walls
    Carbon capture and storage, especially fluid mechanics of solubility trapping
    Improving the accuracy of efficiency measurement for certification of space heating systems
    Thermodynamics of icebergs
    Thermodynamics of sea ice
    Mechanics of sea ice, especially friction on faults as sub-grid-scale physics for inclusion in GCMs
    Solution mining of evaporites
    Evaporite formation, especially recharge phase of evaporation/recharge cycles
  • Ph.D. students
    Yogang Singh
  • Current research group
    Autonomous Marine Systems Group (as Lecturer in Mechanical and Marine Engineering, since 2013)
  • Previous research groups
    Institute of Theoretical Geophysics (as Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2008-2011)
    BP Institute for Multiphase Flow (as Rio Tinto Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2005-2008)
    Rock and Ice Physics Laboratory (as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, 2002-2004)
    Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, 2002-2004)
    Thin Film Magnetism Group (as Ph.D. student, 1999-2003)

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Sammonds PR, Hatton DC & Feltham DL 2017 'Micromechanics of sea ice frictional slip from test basin scale experiments' Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 375, (2086) 20150354-1-20150354-23 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Singh Y, Sharma S, Hatton DC & Sutton R 2017 'Optimal Path Planning of Unmanned Surface Vehicles' Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences
Hatton DC, Sammonds PR & Feltham DL 2009 'Ice internal friction: Standard theoretical perspectives on friction codified, adapted for the unusual rheology of ice, and unified' Philos. Mag. 89, (31) 2771-2799 , DOI PEARL
Hatton DC & Woods AW 2008 'Diffusion-controlled dissolution of a binary solid into a ternary liquid with partially-molten zone formation' Proceedings of the Royal Society: A 464, 1615-1637 , DOI PEARL
Hatton DC & Woods AW 2007 'Compositional controls on melting and dissolving a salt into a ternary melt' Proc. R. Soc. A 463, 1211-1229 , DOI PEARL
Taylor PD, Feltham DL, Sammonds PR & Hatton D 2006 'Continuum sea ice rheology determined from subcontinuum mechanics' J. Geophys. Res. 111, C11015-1--C11015-14-C11015-1--C11015-14 , DOI
Lew WS, Li SP, Lopez-Diaz L, Hatton DC & Bland JAC 2003 'Mirror Domain Structures Induced by Interlayer Magnetic Wall Coupling' Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 217201-1--217201-4-217201-1--217201-4 , DOI
Westhead DR, Hatton DC & Thornton JM 1998 'An atlas of protein topology cartoons available on the World-Wide Web' Trends Biochem. Sci. 23, 35-36 , DOI
Chapters
Langner K, Lober P, Dodo G, Mks N, Borgo A, Dudík J, Hollm D, Glenn, Mike M & Riazuelo A 2015 'Polytropic process' in Wales J; Sanger L Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia Publisher Site
Conference Papers
Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R & Hatton DC 2017 'USV Navigation in a Real-Time Map using Intelligent Path Planner' International Conference on Mechatronics, Automation and Smart Materials Paris 13/11/2017 14/11/2017
Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R & Hatton DC 2017 'Optimal Path Planning of an Unmanned Surface Vehicle in a Real-Time Marine Environment using Dijkstra Algorithm' TransNav 2017: 12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation Gdynia 21/06/2017 23/06/2017 CRC Press 399-402 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R & Hatton D 2017 'Path Planning of an Autonomous Surface Vehicle based on Artificial Potential Fields in a Real Time Marine Environment' COMPIT'17: 16th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries Cardiff 15/05/2017 17/05/2017 48-54 Publisher Site PEARL
Abed W, Polvara R, Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R, Hatton D, Manning A & Wan J 2016 'Advanced Feature Extraction and Dimensionality Reduction for Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Fault Diagnosis' 11th UKACC International Conference on Control Belfast 31/08/2016 02/09/2016 Danvers IEEE Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Singh Y, Sharma S, Hatton DC & Sutton R 2016 'Artificial Potential Field for Path Planning of an Uninhabited Surface Vehicle in a Real Time Marine Environment' UK Robotics Week Plymouth 29/06/2016 30/06/2016
Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R & Hatton DC 2016 'Artificial Potential Field for Path Planning of an Uninhabited Surface Vehicle in a Real Time Marine Environment' UK Robotics Week Plymouth 29/06/2016 30/06/2016
Singh Y, Polvara R, Sharma S, Hatton DC, Sutton R & Wan J 2016 'Design of a variable buoyancy engine for small scale underwater vehicle' International conference on advances in subsea engineering, structures and systems (ASESS 2016) Glasgow 06/06/2016 07/06/2016 Glasgow Asranet 100-103 PEARL
Hatton D & Woods A 2010 'Ablation — and maybe growth — at the base of floating ice sheets' European Science Foundation Micro-DICE Workshop on Sea and Marine Ice Processes London 08/11/2010 09/11/2010 European Science Foundation Micro-DICE Workshop on Sea and Marine Ice Processes
Hatton D, Sammonds P, Feltham D & Taylor P 2010 'Micro-mechanical modelling of ice internal friction' European Science Foundation Micro-DICE Workshop on Sea and Marine Ice Processes London 08/11/2010 09/11/2010 European Science Foundation Micro-DICE Workshop on Sea and Marine Ice Processes
Hatton DC, Rabe R, Sammonds PR, Taylor PD & Feltham DL 2004 'Experimental Study of Sliding Friction and Stick-Slip on Faults in Floating Ice Sheets' UK Sea Ice Specialists’ Meeting Cambridge 27/09/2004 28/09/2004 UK Sea Ice Specialists’ Meeting
Sammonds P, Hatton D, Feltham D & Taylor P 2004 'Slip weakening model for Arctic sea ice dynamics' UK Sea Ice Specialists’ Meeting Cambridge 27/09/2004 28/09/2004 UK Sea Ice Specialists’ Meeting
Hatton DC & Bland JAC 2002 'Classical-Field Theory of Electron Waves as a Polarized Radiation Probe of Magnetic Surfaces' CMD19CMMP 2002 Brighton 08/04/2002 12/04/2002 CMD19CMMP 2002 European Physical Society and Institute of Physics
Feltham D, Sammonds P & Hatton D 2002 'Method of determining a geophysical-scale sea ice rheology from laboratory experiments' International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research Publisher Site
Taylor P & Feltham D 0 'Development of geophysical scale sea ice rheology: Relationships between subgrid-scale and grid-scale' UK Sea Ice Specialists’ Meeting
Sammonds P, Hatton D, Feltham D & Taylor P 0 'Experimental Study of Sliding Friction and Stick-Slip on Faults in Floating Ice Sheets' Potsdam, New York Clarkson University 303-312 Publisher Site
Reports
Hatton DACH & Huppert HEE 2013 Multidisciplinary exchange flows: final report on grant F/09618/H. University of Cambridge
Huppert HE, Golding MJ, Hallworth MA, Hatton DC, Neufeld JA & Vella D 2010 Framework for development of clean coal: consultation response. PEARL
Hatton DACH & Huppert HEE 2010 Multidisciplinary exchange flows: annual report on grant F/09618/H. University of Cambridge
Huppert HE, Golding MJ, Hallworth MA, Hatton DC, Neufeld JA & Vella D 2009 Guidance on Carbon Capture Readiness and Applications under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989: consultation response. PEARL
Hatton DACH & Huppert HEE 2009 Multidisciplinary exchange flows: annual report on grant F/09618/H. University of Cambridge
Hatton DC 2000 Mott Polarimetry at the Cavendish Laboratory.
Posters
Taylor PD, Feltham DL, Sammonds P & Hatton D Taylor PD, Feltham DL, Sammonds P & Hatton D 0 'Sea ice rheology and the sub-grid scale' 0 0
Other Publications
Hatton DIC 2016 UK Govt proposal to prevent grant money from being used for “lobbying”. 0 0 Publisher Site
Hatton DIC 2016 UK Govt proposal to prevent grant money from being used for “lobbying”. 0 0 Publisher Site
Hatton DIC 2013 HofC enquiry — Women in STEM. 0 0 Publisher Site
Hatton DIC 2013 HofC enquiry — Women in STEM. 0 0 Publisher Site
Hatton DIC 2013 Lords inquiry into Scientific Infrastructure. 0 0 Publisher Site
Hatton DIC 2009 Research Excellence Framework consultation — BGA submission to HEFCE. 0 0 Publisher Site

Other academic activities

Co-ordinator, final year projects on the following programmes

  • B.Eng./M.Eng. Marine Technology
  • B.Eng./M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Eng./M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering with Composites
Member of team of personal tutors, stage 1 Mechanical Enginnering
Member of team of personal tutors, stage 0 Mechanical Enginnering
Member of team of visiting tutors, industrial placements for sandwich awards

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