The department conducts a highly active research group in fluid flow that benefits from worldclass codes, developed inhouse, and computational facilities. For more information see our computational modelling group's research pages. If you are interested in one of the projects listed below please feel free to contact the associated staff.


Fluid dynamics of magma reservoirs at mid-ocean ridges [Info sheet - Fluid dynamics of magma reservoirs at mid-ocean ridges‌]

Matt Jackson

Closing the digital rock divide in petrophysics for CO2 storage and hydrocarbon production [Info sheet - Digital Rock Petrophysics]

Sam Krevor

DOC-SWEET - Deep Ocean Circulation during Super-Warm Early Eocene Temperatures [Info sheet - DOCSWEET]
Tina van de Flierdt, Dan Lunt (University of Bristol)

Universal characteristics in foams and particulate media (Geophysics) [Info sheet - Universal foams]

Rafi Blumenfeld, Stephen Neethling

Understanding and minimising the potential environmental impacts of tidal range (lagoon) based renewable energy generation via advanced numerical modelling [Info sheet - Numerical Modelling - tidal range]

Matthew Piggott

Impact Processing of Planetary Crust [‌Info Sheet - Impact Porosity‌]

Gareth Collins and Mark Wieczorek (IPGP)

Multiscale modeling of compaction of primitive solar system materials [Info Sheet - Multiscale]
Gareth Collins, Tom Davison and Phil Bland (Curtin)

Why do impact craters collapse? [Info Sheet - Collapse]
Gareth Collins

Simulating submarine slide tsunami inundation of the Shetland Islands [Info sheet - Shetland]

Gareth CollinsMatt Piggott, Sue Dawson (Dundee)

Optimisation of sensor locations for observation of air flows/pollutions [Info Sheet - Sensor]

Fangxin Fang, Christopher Pain

Rapid Response Modelling for Assessment of Pollution and Toxic Releases in Complex Urban Environments [Info Sheet - ROMInfo sheet]

Fangxin Fang, Christopher Pain

New generation data assimilation and rapid response models for urban flooding [Info Sheet - Flooding]

Fangxin Fang, Christopher Pain

Modeling landscape evolution through space and time [Landscape_PhD_2016]

Gareth Roberts, Matthew Piggott, Gareth Collins, Alex Whittaker

Tunnel fracture sealing by injection grouting – a fluid-solid interaction numerical rock mechanics study [Grout Model Project Outline]

J-P Latham and Jiansheng Xiang 

Modelling the physics to understand blasting in fractured rock masses [Rock Blasting Outline]

J-P Latham and Jiansheng Xiang 

Kink-bands across the scales – a structural geology enigma [Kink-band Project Outline]

J-P Latham and Jiansheng Xiang 

Continental Uplift and Erosion From Drainage Patterns: Predicting Sedimentary Flux to Passive Margins [O_and_G_PhD2017b]

Gareth Roberts and Matt Piggott

Redundancy, retiming and data flow in compiling finite-difference applications for many core architectures [OPESCI PhD Proposal]

Gerard Gorman, Paul Kelly and Fabio Luporini

Using evolutionary modelling to investigate Latitudinal Biodiversity Gradient [Info Sheet - LBG Evosim Project]

Dr Mark Sutton, Dr Phillip Mannion

Simulation of geo-thermal wells with reduced order modelling and data assimilation [Info Sheet - Simulation of geothermal wells]

Claire Heaney, Pablo Salinas, Christopher Pain and Matthew Jackson

Semi-structured meshes for fast numerical simulation of porous media flow [‌]

Dr. Pablo Salinas, Christopher Pain and Matthew Jackson

Locally discontinuous pressure formulation for highly heterogeneous reservoirs [Info sheet - pressure]

Dr. Pablo Salinas, Christopher Pain and Matthew Jackson