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Research

An enormous range of Fluid Dynamics research is undertaken at the University of Leeds. These are just a few examples of some of this research...

The impact of fluid dynamics in the UK

Fluid dynamics is a major UK industrial and research strength, and is critical to many applications. Fluid dynamics is an enabling technology for industry sectors as diverse as transport, healthcare technologies, marine and energy. It plays a key role in the most important challenges facing today’s society, including the drive to net zero, understanding disease and predicting weather and climate.

LIFD Training Portal

Training portal to enable stakeholders to access LIFD training materials and signpost to existing relevant MSc courses (under development)

LIFD research impact showcase: Solar weather

Space weather is strongly influenced by the sun’s activity, generated by the sun’s magnetic field. Solar flares, coronal mass ejections and sun spots are high-energy events that can directly affect radio and satellite communications, electricity grid operation and radiation levels on Earth; so predicting what the sun is going to do is of huge importance in operational and risk-planning.

MDO and Robust Optimisation of High Pressure Turbine Components

The requirement for ever more efficient gas turbine engines is leading to increased gas path temperatures, creating increasingly hostile environmental conditions for the adjacent turbomachinery and support structures...

Refresh: Remodelling Building Design Sustainability

Over 40% of the UK population live their working lives carrying out knowledge work in offices - enclosed spaces in the built environment. Current building codes are primarily defined around the performance of the physical infrastructure rather than capturing the performance of a person in a building in a city...

Coriolis and Rotational Effects on Stratified Turbulence (CREST)

Dense buoyancy driven flows in channels are the main transport pathway between shallow slope regions and the deep sea. In higher latitudes these stratified flows are known to be strongly affected by Coriolis forces, however, the influence of these rotational forces on turbulent energy production and dissipation, shear stress distribution, and entrainment is largely unknown...

Nuclear Waste Management

This consortium project addresses nuclear waste and decommissioning, bringing together industry partners and academic researchers from ten leading universities...

GENESIS: Triggering of Convection (ParaCon programme)

The GENESIS project aims to develop a new set of equations to describe the early stages of development of convective clouds...

 

Waves in the Earth’s Core

The Earth’s magnetic field is now continuously monitored from space by a swarm of satellites, and more data has been gathered from magnetic observatories in the past. Since the Earth’s magnetic field is generated in the fluid outer core of the Earth, by looking for the wave components in the magnetic data we can potentially discover information about the nature of the inside of the Earth...

Future Liquid Metal Engineering Hub

The mission of the Hub is to be an international leader in liquid metal engineering, involving fundamental and applied research from nucleation centred solidification science through to sustainable metal processing technologies...

Fluid Dynamics of the Continuous Casting of Steel

A collaboration between the Materials Processing Institute at Middlesbrough and the University of Leeds has been set up to study the fluid processes involved in steel manufacturing...

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training student publications

PhD student publications from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics

Fluid Dynamics of Inkjet printing

Inkjet printing is a rapidly advancing technology. The total market value of inkjet printing doubled between 2012 and 2015 and is predicted to exceed $90 billion by 2021...

Maths Foresees Network

The Maths Foresees Network forges links between academics and industry to rethink their approach to modelling extreme weather events and promote the mathematical modelling of environmental hazards among the general public...