## Fluid Mechanics

Research in theoretical, computational and experimental aspects of fluid mechanics is performed at Cardiff.

### Main Research Topics

- Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics
- Journal bearing lubrication
- Prediction of complex flows of polymer solutions
- Prediction of complex flows of polymer melts
- Linear stability analysis of viscoelastic flows
- Multiphase flow problems
- Kinetic theory models
- Direct numerical simulation of boundary-layer and wake flow instabilities
- Fluid-structure interaction and the use of compliant surfaces for drag reduction
- Laminar-turbulent transition mechanisms
- Flow control using MEMs devices
- Disturbance structures in turbulent flows
- Computational modelling for singular flows
- Models for boson excitation