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The Team
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Famous Fluid Equations are Incomplete
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Poster @ ChemEngDay UK
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Traffic flow as density wave
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Thermo-mechanically consistent Burnett regime continuum flow equations

About us

This research team aims to instigate some new directions into flow modelling. The flows of concern include but not limited to: porous media flows, rarefied gases, as well as, particle-laden flows, turbulence flows and flows in related fields such as complex fluids or self-organized system. Primary purposes of the investigations are improvement/development in micro-and-nanotechnology, energy technology, high speed travel, decision making and environmental issues.

Upcoming Events

Date Event Venue
Deadline 31st October 2021 Engineered Flow in Micro- and Nano-Systems Special Issue of Micromachines
6th-8th July, 2021 Multiphase Flow 2021 Madrid, Spain
17th-23rd Sep,2020 ICNAAM Rhodes, Greece
01st-03rd Sept. 2020 UK Fluids Conference 2020 southampton, UK
13th-17th July, 2020 RGD32-2020 Seoul, South Korea
28th May, 2020 32nd Scottish Fluid Mechanics Meeting Edinburgh, UK

Research Team

Current members

Person 1

Dr. Dadzie S. Kokou

Group Leader
Associate Professor,
Heriot-Watt University

Person 2

Dr. M. H. Lakshminarayana Reddy

Research Associate,
Heriot-Watt University

Person 3

Dr. Alexandros Stamatiou

Research Associate,
Heriot-Watt University

Dr. Duncan Dockar

Research Associate,
Unversity of Edinburgh

Person 4

Alwin M Tomy

PhD Student,
Heriot-Watt University


Physical Review E

We present a full investigation into shock-wave profile description using hydrodynamics models. We identified constitutive equations that provide better agreement for all parameters involved in testing hydrodynamic equations for the prediction of shock structure in a monatomic gas in the Mach number range 1 - 11 ....

Futurum Careers

This article was produced by Futurum Careers, a free online resource and magazine aimed at encouraging 14-19-year-olds worldwide to pursue careers in science, tech, engineering, maths, medicine (STEM) and social sciences, humanities and the arts for people and the economy (SHAPE). See www.futurumcareers.com

Shock Waves

Our new article: "Reinterpreting shock wave structure predictions using the Navier-Stokes equations" in Journal Shock Waves.

Understanding the giant ripples on comet 67P

Our manuscript titled "Porosity gradients as a means of driving lateral flows at cometary surfaces," in Planetary and Space Science

Understanding high liquid flow rates in CNTs

Over the past two decades, several researchers have presented experimental data from pressure-driven liquid flows through nanotubes. They quote flow velocities which are four to five orders of magnitude higher than those predicted by the classical theory. ...

Recasting Navier-Stokes Equations

Here in Journal of Physics Communications we propose a technique that transforms classical Navier-Stokes equations into mathematically and physically different structures.

Chem Eng Day, UK 2019

Dr. M.H.L. Reddy presented a poster, "On the different forms of Navier-Stokes equations", at Chemical Engineering Day-UK held at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh from 8th - 10th April, 2019.

Density Wave Simulation

Ciaran Woods, student of B.Eng. Mechanical at HWU developed code for density wave simulation for modelling traffic flows.

Famous Fluid Equations are Incomplete

A 115-year effort to bridge the particle and fluid descriptions of nature has led mathematicians to an unexpected answer.

Interpore, Valencia, Spain 2019

Dr. A.V.A Stamatiou poster, "Investigating the enhanced mass flow rates in pressure-driven liquid flow through nanopores", at Interpore 2019 in Valencia, Spain

Mathematicians Find Wrinkle in Famed Fluid Equations

Two mathematicians prove that under certain extreme conditions, the Navier-Stokes equations output nonsense.

Shock Structure Description

A poster by Dr. M.H.L. Reddy describing a better prediction of shock wave structures using re-casted Navier-Stokes equations presented at the 32nd Scottish Fluid Mechanics Meeting 2019, Dundee, UK