Continuum Mechanics

The Continuum Mechanics group consists of two subgroups:

Staff

Prof Nicholas A Hill : Simson Chair

Random walk models for movement of micro-organisms and animals; spatial point processes in plant ecology; Soft tissue mechanics; aneurysms; aortic dissection; gall bladder pain; upscaling; Biological and physiological fluid dynamics; bioconvection; physiological pulse propagation;

Member of other research groups: Mathematical Biology, Continuum Mechanics - Modelling and Analysis of Material Systems, Continuum Mechanics - Fluid Dynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics
Research students: Jay MacKenzie, Roxanna Barry, Laura Miller

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  • Dr Wenguang Li : Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Biomechanics; modelling of gallbladder; non-linear finite strain modelling

    Member of other research groups: Continuum Mechanics - Modelling and Analysis of Material Systems
    Supervisor: Xiaoyu Luo

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  • Prof Xiaoyu Luo : Professor of Applied Mathematics

    Biomechanics; fluid-structure interactions; mathematical biology ; solid mechanics

    Member of other research groups: Mathematical Biology, Continuum Mechanics - Modelling and Analysis of Material Systems, Continuum Mechanics - Fluid Dynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics
    Research staff: Hao Gao, Wenguang Li, Qingying Shu
    Research students: Liuyang Feng, Debao Guan, Xin Zhuan, Ahmed Mostafa Abdelhady Ismaeel, Jay MacKenzie

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  • Dr David MacTaggart : Lecturer

    Theoretical fluid dynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics

    Member of other research groups: Continuum Mechanics - Fluid Dynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics
    Research student: Jamie Quinn

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  • Dr Raymond W Ogden : George Sinclair Chair

    Nonlinear elasticity; biomechanics

    Member of other research groups: Continuum Mechanics - Modelling and Analysis of Material Systems
    Research staff: Andrey Melnik
    Research student: Andrey Melnikov

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  • Dr Raimondo Penta : Lecturer

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    Member of other research groups: Mathematical Biology, Continuum Mechanics - Modelling and Analysis of Material Systems, Continuum Mechanics - Fluid Dynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics
    Research students: Tahani Al Sariri, Laura Miller

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  • Dr Steven Roper : Lecturer

    I am interested in applications of continuum mechanics to phenomena in materials science. In particular problems involving solid mechanics and surface science (the combined chemical and mechanical equilibrium of droplets of fluid in contact with soluble substrates); crystal growth; pattern formation (block co-polymers).; I am interested in applications of fluid mechanics to industrial and geophysical problems. In particular in fluid-driven fracture (the interaction of flow fluid with fracture mechanics); porous media (particularly the reactive porous media found in the solidification of pure and alloyed materials - mushy layers); compositional convection; low Reynolds number flow (thin films and free surface flows); the behaviour of foams.

    Member of other research groups: Continuum Mechanics - Modelling and Analysis of Material Systems, Continuum Mechanics - Fluid Dynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics
    Research student: Bushra Al-Ghabshi

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  • Dr Radostin Simitev : Reader

    Reaction-diffusion equations; Excitable systems; Mathematical models of cardiac electrical excitation; Thermal convection in rotating systems; MHD and dynamo theory

    Member of other research groups: Mathematical Biology, Continuum Mechanics - Fluid Dynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics
    Research students: Mohammed Ali A Aiyashi, Muhamad Bin Noor Aziz, Pete Mortensen, Tahani Al Sariri

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  • Dr Peter Stewart : Senior lecturer

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    Member of other research groups: Mathematical Biology, Continuum Mechanics - Modelling and Analysis of Material Systems, Continuum Mechanics - Fluid Dynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics
    Research students: Roxanna Barry, Ahmed Mostafa Abdelhady Ismaeel

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  • Dr Robert Teed : Lecturer

    Magnetohydrodynamics; Dynamo theory; Convection in astrophysical and geophysical bodies; the geodynamo; planetary dynamos; the solar dynamo and solar cycle.

    Member of other research groups: Continuum Mechanics - Fluid Dynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics

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  • Dr Stephen J Watson : Lecturer

    ; The application of new mathematical ideas and new computational paradigms to material science, with an emphasis on self-assembling nano-materials; analysis and numerical analysis of partial differential equations arising in Continuum Physics; Material Science and Geometry.

    Member of other research groups: Continuum Mechanics - Modelling and Analysis of Material Systems, Analysis

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