What is fluids mechanics research?

Fluid Mechanics research builds on a fundamental understanding of the motion of fluids in order to address a variety of real-world problems. In this context, “fluids” range from water and air, including slurries, waves, and weather phenomena, and this allows us to study diverse topics.

The Fluids Research Group is made up of outstanding academics with world leading rule in their field of expertise. The research interests covering a broad range of themes across water and wind engineering topics. Broadly the primary research focus areas include:

  • Ground vehicle aerodynamics 
  • Digitalisation and circular economy
  • Wind in and around natural canopies
  • Environmental Fluid Dynamics
  • Climate resilience
  • Low carbon energy
  • Sustainable food production
  • Wind energy assessment (onshore and offshore) and rotor aerodynamics
  • Synoptic and non-synoptic wind
  • Urban wind and pedestrian comfort
  • Ventilation and clean air
  • Sport aerodynamics
  • Sand migration and sustainable mitigation
  • Acoustic simulations—generation and mitigation
  • Drag reduction using passive and active flow control
  • Snow accumulation on trains and wind turbine rotors
  • Computational fluid dynamics modelling
  • Flooding simulations and mitigation
  • Sustainable and Green Energy Systems
  • Desalination and water treatment
  • Multiphase flow
  • River engineering
  • Nature based solutions
  • Asset management