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Convection

People specializing in this area

Academic/PI

Dr Nick Atkins

 

Bénard convection

    • rotor-rotor and rotor-stator cavities as applied to gas-turbine engines

Buoyancy-driven instability

    • rotor-rotor and rotor-stator cavities as applied to gas-turbine engines

Convection in cavities

    • rotor-rotor and rotor-stator cavities as applied to gas-turbine engines

Dr Silvana Cardoso

 

Buoyancy-driven instability

    • Rayleigh-Bernard instability in the presence of chemical reaction

Convection in porous media

    • convection and chemical reaction, application to carbon dioxide storage

Plumes/thermals

    • plumes and thermals with dissolution and chemical reaction, applications to methane/carbon dioxide releases in the ocean & nuclear clouds

Prof Colm-cille Caulfield

 

Plumes/thermals

    • plume models, time-dependent effects, nonlinear mixing

Taylor-Couette flow

    • stratified Taylor-Couette flow, mixing & transition

Dr Stuart Dalziel

 

Buoyancy-driven instability

    • Rayleigh-Taylor instability; Richtmyer-Meshkov instability

Plumes/thermals

    • plume properties, applications to atmospheric convection

Taylor-Couette flow

    • stratified Taylor-Couette flow

 

Dr Adrian Fisher

 

Taylor-Couette flow

    • development, analysis and applications of micro-engineered electrodes and arrays (micro/nano-electrodes)

Dr Michael Herzog

 

Moist convection

    • development of convection parameterizations for climate models

Plumes/thermals

    • study of volcanic, biomass and convective plumes through numerical simulation

Prof Marian Holness

 

Buoyancy-driven instability

    • this is important in solidifying magma chambers

Convection in porous media

    • this is important in solidifying magma chambers

Prof Alexei Lapkin

 

Convection in porous media

    • transport processes in porous catalysts; in pellets and in supports

Dr Henrik Latter

 

Double-diffusive convection

    • rotating flows

Prof Paul Linden


Buoyancy-driven instability

    • Rayleigh-Taylor instability

Double diffusive convection

    • salt fingers and diffusive convection

Plumes/thermals

    • plume properties, applications to atmospheric convection, building ventilation

Taylor–Couette flow

    • stratified Taylor-Couette

Dr Jerome Neufeld

 

Convection in porous media

    • high-Rayleigh porous convection, particularly CO2 dissolution

Prof Mike Proctor

 

Bénard convection

    • pattern formation, boundary layers, heat transport

Dr Alex Routh

 

Marangoni convection

    • thin films with different components resulting in surface tension gradients and stability issues

Dr John Taylor

 

Buoyant boundary layers

    • oceanic convection

Dr Christopher Tout

 

Buoyancy-driven instability

    • convection in stars

Double diffusive convection

    • semi-convection and thermohaline-like mixing in stars

Prof Paul Tucker

 

Buoyancy-driven instability

    • room ventilation and electronics

Prof Ian Wilson

 

Convection in porous media


Prof Grae Worster

 

Convection in porous media

    • particularly in reactive porous media such as mushy layers

Plumes/thermals

    • filling boxes

Research Staff

Dr Chris Richardson

 

Convection in porous media

    • numerical modelling

Plumes/thermals

    • numerical modelling