Fluid Mechanics and Computational Science Group (FMaCS)
The Fluid Mechanics and Computational Science Group (FMaCS), led by Professor Dimitris Drikakis, specialises in
- Fluid Dynamics: Compressible and Incompressible Flows
- Aerodynamics, particularly unsteady aerodynamics.
- Transition, turbulence, instabilities and turbulent mixing
- Multi-species and multi-phase flows.
- Heat Transfer
- Shock-material interactions
- Nanotechnology and nanoscience, eg fluid-material interfaces, micro/nanofluidics, particles, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, membranes.
- Materials Modelling, particularly multiscale methods for flows and materials.
- Acoustics: computational aeroacoustics (CAA) and acoustic analogy models
with applications in
- Aerospace & Defence
- Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering
- Energy & Environment
The group’s activities include both fundamental and applied research carried out using theory, advanced modelling and simulation in conjunction with large scale parallel computing, as well experimental testing. The group has ongoing collaboration with several academic, industrial and research institutions in the UK, Europe and the USA. The research of the group is funded by EPSRC, EU, MoD and several research establishments and industries such as: DSTL, AWE, UKAEA, MBDA, Eaton Aerospace Ltd, Eurocopter (Germany), DLR (Germany), QinetiQ, BAE Systems, British Hydromechanics Research (BHR), Los Alamos National Lab (USA), National Physical Laboratory, Daresbury Laboratory, Turbomeca (France), Gamesa (Spain), Lambda GmbH (Austria), Lionix (The Netherlands), St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns (Essex), Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust (London), among others.