Fluid mechanics

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Fluid Mechanics is one of the great Science and Engineering subjects that has benefited from the emergence of numerical computer technology. Read my introduction to the world of Fluid Mechanics

My own involvement in fluid mechanics started at Bristol in the 1970s when we designed various extensional flow devices for studying the effect of flow on stretching polymer chains. Later, at Sussex University I collaborated with a Dr Graeme Knott on wave energy systems and from this, the concept of  Oscillatory Flow Mixing (OFM) emerged and is illustrated on the movie clip for this page.



Extensional Flow

In this section photographs and presentations of centro symmetric flow devices are described with relevance to polymer chain stretching.

Find out more >Extensional Flow

Oscillatory Flow Mixing

The scientific and fluid mechanics aspects of oscillatory flow mixing are described through presentations, photographs and movies.

Find out more>Oscillatory Flow Mixing (OFM)