Founded in 2014, JKF is an agile engineering consultancy, driven by a passion for performance. JKF leverages industry leading proprietary technologies and highly skilled engineers to deliver high quality results for a range of project budgets.
Director and Lead Aerodynamicist – Kyle Forster
Kyle returned to consulting in late 2020 after achieving a lifelong dream to work in Formula 1. As an Aerodynamicist with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team in three back-to-back World Championship years, Kyle took his 12 years of engineering study and research to the global cutting edge.
Holding a PhD in aerodynamics from the University of New South Wales, Kyle’s research has been published in multiple top-ranking engineering journals. Kyle likes to bring his research into the real world, consulting with racing teams in all manner of classes around the world. He created the popular YouTube channel ‘KYLE.ENGINEERS’ (>180K subscribers) to further motorsports education in the public domain, as well as designed, built and raced his own buggy in the NSW Off-Road Racing Championship.
Kyle founded JKF Consulting to work with ambitious motorsport teams and hobbyists looking to unlock winning gains through both proven and pioneering aerodynamic systems. Kyle will partner with you to achieve your goals, bringing you the latest international best practices while also working within tight timelines or budgets.
Kyle J. Forster, Sammy Diasinos, Graham Doig and Tracie J. Barber (2019). large eddy simulation of transient upstream/downstream vortex interactions, Journal of Fluid Mechanics,
Kyle Forster, Tracie Barber, Sammy Diasinos, and Graham Doig. Interactions of a co-rotating vortex pair at multiple offsets. Physics of Fluids, 29(5):057102, 2017
Kyle Forster, Tracie Barber, Sammy Diasinos, and Graham Doig. Interactions of a counter-rotating vortex pair at multiple offsets. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 86:63-74, 2017
Kyle Forster, Tracie Barber, Sammy Diasinos, and Graham Doig. The Variation in Co and Counter-Rotating Upstream-Downstream Vortex Interactions. 47th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 3305, 2017
Kyle Forster, Sammy Diasinos, Tracie Barber, and Graham Doig. Numerical investigation of streamwise vortex interaction. SAE Technical Paper, 2015-01-2573, 2015
Kyle Forster, Sammy Diasinos, Tracie Barber, and Graham Doig. Computational analysis of backwards facing vortex generators for boundary layer mixing applications. 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 342, 2014
KJ Forster and TR White, Numerical investigation into vortex generators on heavily cambered wings, AIAA journal, 52(5):1059-1071, 2014,
David Fulker, Kyle Forster, Anne Simmons, Tracie Barber, Stereoscopic particle image velocimetry of the impinging venous needle jet during hemodialysis, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Volume 67, Part A, 2017, Pages 59-68, ISSN 0142-727X,