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Instability

People specializing in this area

Academic/PI

Dr Anurag Agarwal

 

Absolute/convective instability

    • stability of cyclone separators

Dr Ed Brambley

 

Absolute/convective instability

    • stability of flow over deformable surfaces

Prof Mike Cates

 

Nonlinear instability

    • Rheological instabilities at zero Reynolds number; rheo-chaos

Prof Colm-cille Caulfield

 

Nonlinear instability

    • nonlinear instability identification using adjoint methods

Transition to turbulence

    • minimal seeds and subcritical transition using adjoint methods

Dr John Coull

 

Transition to turbulence

    • boundary layer transition mechanisms in low pressure turbines

Dr Stephen Cowley

 

Absolute/convective instability

    • boundary and shear layers

Nonlinear instability

    • weakly nonlinear evolution

Transition to turbulence

    • boundary and shear layers

Prof Zoran Hadzibabic

 

Transition to turbulence

    • quantum turbulence in periodically driven atomic superfluids

Dr Michael Herzog

 

Absolute/convective instability

    • triggering of atmospheric convection

Prof Simone Hochgreb

 

Absolute/convective instability

    • thermoacoustic instability

Prof Matthew Juniper

 

Absolute/convective instability

    • fundamental studies into absolute/convective instability in confined jets and wakes

Nonlinear instability

    • triggering / bypass transition in thermoacoustics; identification of stable and unstable limit cycles in thermoacoustics

Dr Henrik Latter

 

Transition to turbulence

    • magnetorotational instability

Prof Gordon Ogilvie

 

Parametric instability

    • instabilities of tidally forced or precessing bodies, warped and eccentric discs

Transition to turbulence

    • rotating and magnetized shear flows

Prof Nigel Peake

 

Absolute/convective instability

    • wakes, boundary layers

Transition to turbulence

    • rotating flows

Prof Mike Proctor

 

Absolute/convective instability

    • influence of distant boundaries, spatially extended modes, secondary instabilities

Nonlinear instability

    • energy methods, necessary condiations

Parametric instability

    • simple models and weakly nonlinear behaviour

Dr John Taylor

 

Transition to turbulence

    • transition in stratified turbulence

Prof Paul Tucker

 

Transition to turbulence

    • transition model development