Fluid Dynamics

Less viscous fluid (dyed potassium carbonate solution) intrudes underneath a more viscous fluid (golden syrup)JFM vol. 871, p. 970 (2019) https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2019.321

Fluid dynamics is the study of the motion of fluids (both liquids and gases) and includes many interesting problems in the real-world. The development of accurate theories of these fluids, as well as the applications of the theories to solve industrial and biomedical problems, is the main aim of this research group.

Our research covers a number of interdisciplinary applications, and an enormous range of scales from the magnetohydrodynamics of stellar and planetary magnetic fields to the swimming of bacteria, and there is considerable overlap of interests with the Mathematical Biology Group. The group has funding from the EPSRC, and many collaborators in Europe and the USA.