Department of Engineering

Fluids Group

Fluids Group

Research in the Fluids Group encompasses a wide range of modern and
classical topics in engineering fluid mechanics, spanning both highly
applied and fundamental aspects. The focus of the group's research is aimed
both at developing and enhancing fundamental understanding and on developing
solutions to specific problems - many of these driven directly by the needs
and challenges faced by industry. The group works closely with industrial
partners from all engineering sectors. The Chair of Fluid Mechanics was
appointed through a generous donation from Dyson and the group has/continues
to receive significant support and sponsorship from a wide range of
engineering companies.

The group has expertise in the entire range of complementary methodologies
from laboratory experiments and flow visualisation, CFD/DNS, to theoretical
modelling. The group has an excellent range of facilities in the
aerodynamics and fluid mechanics laboratories, as well as significant
computing capabilities in its CFD lab. The main work of the group falls into
the following research areas:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Acoustics
  • Buoyancy-driven and stratified flows
  • Environmental and Industrial Fluid Mechanics
  • Hydraulics and coastal engineering
  • Turbulence Geophysical fluid mechanics