Imperial College London

Dr John Craske

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Fellow



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My research involves the modelling and optimisation of flow physics for the built environment. Part of this work comprises fundamental studies of mixing in buoyancy-driven turbulence. Another part concerns the representation of open and closed systems using bulk models and network thermodynamics for the prediction and control of temperature and ventilation in buildings. In this regard, I am particularly interested in questions relating to system robustness, the composition and interaction of systems, data assimilation and optimal control.

My background is in fluid mechanics (at Imperial College London) and architecture (at the Bartlett, UCL). I am an associate member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and a member of their London Branch committee.



Craske J, Hughes G, On the robustness of emptying filling boxes to sudden changes in the wind, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, ISSN:0022-1120

Craske J, 2019, Adjoint sensitivity analysis of chaotic systems using cumulant truncation, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, Vol:119, ISSN:0960-0779, Pages:243-254

Craske J, Salizzoni P, van Reeuwijk M, 2017, The turbulent Prandtl number in a pure plume is 3/5, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:822, ISSN:1469-7645, Pages:774-790

Van Reeuwijk M, sallizoni P, Hunt GR, et al., 2016, Turbulent transport and entrainment in jets and plumes: A DNS study, Physical Review Fluids, Vol:1, ISSN:2469-990X

Craske J, 2016, The properties of integral models for planar and axisymmetric unsteady jets, Ima Journal of Applied Mathematics, ISSN:0272-4960

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