Fluid and Aerodynamics
The Fluid and Aerodynamics Research Group addresses challenges arising from the fundamental nonlinearity of fluids, and their interaction with the natural and human environment. We are building on a long history of major contributions to computational fluid dynamics and experimental aerodynamics.
As an inter-disciplinary group, we seek to extend capability in analysis, simulation and measurement of fluid flows, drawing on expertise in Earth Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Engineering Mathematics, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences.
- Bio-inspired flight
- Flexible aircraft (aeroelasticity)
- Gust load alleviation
- Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
- Biological flows
- Flow visualization
- Fluidised granular currents
- Wind engineering
- Numerical and computational methods
Heads of the Fluid and Aerodynamics Group
"The group's research has had significant impact in the aerospace, biological, renewable energy, nuclear and built environment sectors."