Continuum Mechanics research in Birmingham covers several broad areas with the main emphasis on the following research directions:
The research interests of the members of the group are given below.
Professor Yulii Shikhmurzaev
Professor of Applied Mathematics
Fluid mechanics, free-boundary problems, capillary flows (dynamic wetting, fluid motion with transitions in the topology of the flow domain), singularities in the mathematical models of natural phenomena, two-phase flows in porous media, interaction of continuous media with electromagnetic field.
Dr David Leppinen
Applications in industrial and applied mathematics, specializing in the use of boundary integral methods to examine the dynamics of bubbles and droplets. Other interests include asymptotic and numerical analysis of convective fluid flows, optimization of fuel cells and quantitative finance. Recognized specialist in dissolved air flotation.
Dr Grigori Sisoev
Flows of liquid films and jets, non-linear wave processes. Multiphase flows, interface phenomena. Dissipative dynamical systems, bifurcation theory. Computational hydrodynamics.
Dr Qian Xi Wang
Bubble Dynamics, Marine Hydrodynamics, Ground Effects, Boundary Integral Methods, Vortex Methods, Treecode for N-Body Problems, Perturbation Methods
Dr Yuan Li
Mathematical and numerical modelling of capillary flows and liquid thread break-up.
Dr Meurig Gallagher
Asymptotic and numerical methods to investigate problems in fluid mechanics. Mathematical modelling of fluid structure interaction. Numerical modelling of stability of Non-Newtonian fluids.