Fluids & Structures
The Fluids & Structures Research Group studies two major interconnected areas: (i) hydrodynamics of free-surface flows, and (ii) mechanics of fluid-particle interactions and transport. Both areas cover natural and industrial flows at multiple scales, from sub-mm to kilometres. Studies of the free-surface flows focus on open-channel flows, coastal processes, eco-hydraulics, flow-porous-bed interfaces, and liquid-solid impacts. Research on fluid-particle interactions concentrates on sediment transport in unidirectional and oscillatory flows, low Reynolds number multiphase flows, and molecular fluids.