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Dr Stephen Cowley

Specialist research areas

Aerodynamics:

 

High-speed flow

    • separation, transition to turbulence

Biological Fluid Dynamics:

 

Blood flow

    • Flow in larger arteries

Boundary Layers:

 

Boundary layer receptivity

    • leading-edge receptivity

Boundary layer separation

    • unsteady separation

Boundary layer stability

    • transition to turbulence

Free shear layers

    • Rayleigh and Kelvin-Helmholtz waves

Compressible Flows:

 

Compressible boundary layers

    • Transition to turbulence

Instability:

 

Absolute/convective instability

    • boundary and shear layers

Nonlinear instability

    • weakly nonlinear evolution

Transition to turbulence

    • boundary and shear layers

Vortex Flows:

 

Vortex breakdown

    • transition

Wakes/Jets:

 

Shear layers

    • instabilities

Departments and Institutes

Applied Maths (DAMTP):

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Application Areas

 

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Bio-medical

    • Diagnosis

Transport

    • Aviation

Techniques

 

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Analytical

Physically-based

    • Scaling arguments

Approximate methods

    • Perturbation techniques
    • Asymptotic expansions

General methods

    • Complex analysis