UK Fluids Network

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Engineering

Abstract

Fluid mechanics underpins many established and emerging UK industries as well as critical societal issues such as climate science and energy consumption. Fluid mechanics research in the UK remains world-class across several dozen institutions. However, with the recent concentration of research council funding in a few universities, a network across institutions is needed to ensure that academic and industrial researchers can access the widest pool of expertise and resources, and can continue to innovate in critical emerging areas. The strategic mission of the UK Fluids Network is to keep the UK an international focal point for innovative, relevant, and impactful fluid mechanics, to engage as a group with industry, and to build leadership within the community.

Early developments in fluid mechanics research were motivated by aerodynamics and this remains an important branch of the subject; Rolls-Royce, Airbus, and BAE Systems are 3 of the 6 most named partners in the Dowling review of Business-University Research Collaborations. As the subject has matured, a wide range of inter-disciplinary applications have emerged within research council priority areas. Examples include complex fluids and rheology, carbon capture and storage, and many aspects of the Energy challenge theme and Manufacturing the Future initiative.

Fluid mechanics research in the UK remains world-class across many groups. In EPSRC's 2010 International Review of Mathematical Sciences, UK fluid mechanics research was described as ahead of Asian countries and the rest of Europe, behind only the US. However, there are on-going challenges to identify and fund critical emerging areas, to attract international investment against increasingly well-funded competition, to engage companies that have never participated in collaborations, and to respond to changing research council funding models. The aim of the network is to enable the UK fluid mechanics community to meet these challenges.

There are around 20 joint efforts in the UK fluid mechanics community, many supported by research councils or InnovateUK. These are discipline-specific, such as the UK Turbulence consortium, the UK Applied Aerodynamics consortium, and the Industrial Mathematics KTN, or application-specific, such as the Aerospace Technology Institute, the Energy Generation and Supply KTN, and the Transport KTN. These focus on a limited set of established areas and therefore cover only a fraction of UK fluid mechanics activity. Many emerging areas, which have the biggest potential to create major step changes, fall between the cracks. The UKFN will complement these joint efforts, facilitating inter-disciplinary research and engagement with industry, and also support 40 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that address industrial, scientific, and societal challenges outside existing joint efforts.

The UKFN draws inspiration from existing overseas networks. The Dutch Burgerscentrum (www.jmburgerscentrum.nl) enhances international visibility and national influence for Dutch fluid mechanics research. The European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence, and Combustion (ERCOFTAC www.ercoftac.org) organises SIGs, best practice guidelines, and industry events. The European Mechanics Society (www.euromech.org) organises conferences and colloquia. The American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD) coordinates the US fluid mechanics community in advocacy to funding agencies. There are similar organisations in India and China. The activities proposed for the UKFN are designed to have similar impact for the UK.

Planned Impact

Benefits to the UK economy

The network will keep the UK at the forefront of fluid mechanics research, to the benefit of the UK economy. Fluid mechanics underpins much of the mechanical, aerospace, chemical engineering and oil industries, as well as aspects of high-tech industry, the food and drink industry, and the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, the role of fluid mechanics in applications to biology and medicine are major growth areas. There are already strong research collaborations between universities and industry. For example, Rolls-Royce, Airbus, and BAE Systems are three of the six most named partners in the Dowling review of Business-University Research Collaborations. However, there are on-going challenges to identify and fund critical emerging areas in fluid mechanics, to attract international investment against increasingly well-funded competition, and to engage companies that could benefit from fluid mechanics research in universities but have never participated in university collaborations.

Industry and other external organisations often require assistance in locating researchers who can define and solve problems using appropriate combinations of theory, experiments, and numerical methods. The website will address the need for brokerage between industry and universities described above. It will contain a sign-up page, whose input will build into a searchable UK directory of fluid mechanics researchers and users. The network will set up special interest groups (SIGs). Each SIG will focus on an industrial or societal challenge, an interdisciplinary problem, or a theoretical, experimental or numerical method. This will expose academic researchers to industry's most pressing needs and to expose industry to rapidly-advancing areas that may lead to new business opportunities. The network will provide an accessible route for SMEs to engage with leading fluid mechanics research and facilitate proposals to InnovateUK's Small Business Research Initiative.

The network will also fund week-long research visits within the UK, particularly for projects that cross discipline boundaries. One of the aims of these visits is to encourage initial engagement with industry that could build into an RAEng Industrial Secondment or Industrial Fellowship.

Finally, the website will contain two types of resource aimed at industrial researchers. The first will be courses requiring several days' work. The second will be hints, tips, and snippets of software. These will teach numerical methods, data collection, experimental protocols, and analysis, recognising that software is a primary mechanism for passing practical knowledge between researchers.

Benefits to society

The air we breathe and the water we drink sustain human life and are common to all. Life on the planet relies on the atmosphere, the oceans, rivers, and rainfall, all governed by the laws of fluid mechanics. Despite this permeation throughout our whole existence and of life on the planet, fluid mechanics has failed to capture the public imagination in the way say astronomy or cosmology has. We want to change this and make the public aware of the beauty of fluid flow, understand the intellectual challenges associated with the subject, and see it's importance to our lives.

We will use the network to establish new and closer links with the media, to provide new and arresting images and stories about fluid mechanics, and to report on success stories of new breakthroughs and applications. The website will play the major role in providing news items, and a searchable catalogue of images and movies. We will make science correspondents aware of the network and send them regular information. We will encourage members to write popular articles and the network will support the developments of public exhibits, sharing of outputs from departmental open days, and encourage members to participate in e.g. the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Organisations

Publications

10 25 50
 
Title Creative Reactions collaboration 
Description Collaboration with Huw Evans (https://www.huwrichardsevans.com/), a Bristol-based artist, through Creative Reactions, a collaboration between Artists and Mathematicians. This led to a work exhibited during the Creative Reaction exhibition (Bristol, May 2019, funded by EPSRC Impact Accelerator, University of Bristol). 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Commissioned work installed in the Fry Building, University of Bristol. 
 
Description Fluid mechanics is a very broad discipline, with approximately 1000 permanent staff across over 60 UK institutions, with the same number again of both postdocs and graduate students. The principal instruments to connect this large population are a website, https://fluids.ac.uk, and a set of 40 Special Interest Groups or SIGs, each with between 10 and 100 members. The SIGs meet at 6-monthly intervals to exchange expertise, to discuss new research directions, to engage with industry where appropriate, to encourage participation by graduate students and postdocs and to collate and create new resources for the fluids community.

The primary objective of the UK Fluids Network is to 'Initiate novel and creative fluid mechanics research, within and across discipline boundaries', and the SIGs are playing a central role in meeting this objective. In the first instance, they have created a forum for researchers in a wide range of sub-disciplines, from biologically-active fluids to flows of granular materials, from the fluid mechanics of the eye to low-energy ventilation, from the fluid mechanics of cleaning and decontamination to wave-structure interactions. A number of the leaders of the SIGs have commented this is the first opportunity they have had to meet with UK colleagues in their sub-discipline.

The website brings together the SIGs along with a growing pool of information, including listings of seminars in fluid mechanics (over 60 recorded in full), researcher resources (teaching courses, tips and tricks, introductory material in specific areas) and a consolidated Directory of more than 1000 UK researchers.

Another network has recently been set up: the UK Acoustics Network (https://acoustics.ac.uk/) has been strongly influenced by the experience gained in setting up the UK Fluids Network, and there is ongoing sharing of such best practice.
Exploitation Route They have already inspired the UK Acoustics Network (see above), and the best practice principles could be applied in other contexts.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Education,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Transport

URL http://www.fluids.ac.uk
 
Description In conjunction with the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, UKFN is sponsoring Dr Tom Crawford to spearhead outreach activities for the network and reach a wide non-academic audience through interviews with UK fluids researchers. Further details are given under 'Engagement Activities'. The UK Fluids Network website (https://fluids.ac.uk/) is building a catalogue of photos and videos to promulgate the beauty and ubiquity of fluid mechanics to a general audience. The Gallery page and the home page carousel feature the choicest entries submitted in the regular competitions. UKFN (@UKFluidsNetwork) and a number of the Special Interest Groups (@bioactivefluids, @LiqCrystFlowSIG, @UKFluids_SIGCle, @SIGnonlin_waves, @lev_network, @MultiphaseTPSIG, @UKFluidsNetSPH) have Twitter accounts. These allow rapid dissemination of news and items of interest to the fluids community and beyond. @UKFluidsNetwork itself has over 1600 followers. UKFN has also set up its own YouTube and Facebook accounts, at an early stage of development, but will increase further the reach of the network beyond its academic base. Finally, UKFN publishes a weekly newsletter, featuring a compilation of items submitted by the UK fluids community. It is e-mailed to more than 2000 subscribers.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Construction,Education,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Description A dynamical systems analysis of high-Reynolds-number wall turbulence
Amount £414,596 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T009365/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2023
 
Description An integrated microfluidic - single cell Raman technology for rapid diagnosis of pathogens and their antibiotic resistance
Amount £748,508 (GBP)
Funding ID 104984 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2021
 
Description Assessing attached eddy hypothesis using quasi-linear approximations
Amount £211,930 (GBP)
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
 
Description CBET-EPSRC: Transition and Turbulence in Compressible Boundary Layers Subjected to Concave Surface Curvature
Amount £346,187 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T01167X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2020 
End 02/2023
 
Description CCP Turbulence
Amount £263,363 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T026170/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 02/2025
 
Description Determining the Effects of Competing Instabilities in Complex Rotating Boundary Layers
Amount £189,977 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R028699/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 08/2020
 
Description Development of an improved urban-environment scheme in global and regional models
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Funding ID CHN 19/10 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description Dynamic assessment and intelligent tracking of coastal city flood risk (joint UK-China Urban Flooding Research Impact Programme)
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Funding ID UUFRIP\100051 
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Embedded CSE Programme
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Department ARCHER Service
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Fast solvers for structure-preserving discretisations of the stationary incompressible Navier-Stokes equations
Amount £28,256 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 12/2019
 
Description Feasibility fund
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation ReCoVER Network, EPSRC 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 01/2018
 
Description H2020
Amount € 3,600,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 09/2019 
End 08/2022
 
Description High-performance-computing in wind energy
Amount € 2,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 828799 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start  
 
Description Inspiration Grant 'Microswimmer inspired microscale transport in complex fluids'
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 09/2019
 
Description Internal Fellowship Programme
Amount £2,500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Surrey 
Department Institute of Advanced Studies
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 06/2018
 
Description MI-NET Short Term Scientific Mission
Amount € 2,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 12/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Simulating urban air pollution in the lab
Amount £943,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 08/2023
 
Description Standard Grant FEC
Amount £524,828 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R008795/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description The QJMAM Fund for Applied Mathematics (IMA)
Amount £600 (GBP)
Organisation Institute of Mathematics and its Applications 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2019
 
Description Wettability of Structured Surfaces using Free Energy Lattice Boltzmann Method
Amount $200,000 (USD)
Organisation ExxonMobil 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Title Urban Fluid Mechanics Database 
Description The Urban Fluid Mechanics database (UFMDB) beta version was released on 18/12/2018. The main purpose of the UFMDB is to share the data of field experiments, wind tunnel measurements and numerical simulations more efficiently, and to make the data open to a wider user community. It provides information and links for the latest available datasets of urban fluid mechanics, drawn from field experiments, laboratory & physical modelling and Computational Fluid Dynamics studies. A geographical representation can be found in the Map section. There are currently 24 data sets in the database. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None so far 
URL https://dataportal.urbanfluidmechanics.org/
 
Description SIG01: Special Interest Group on Aeroacoustics 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG01: Special Interest Group on Aeroacoustics 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG02: Special Interest Group on Biologically active fluids 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG02: Special Interest Group on Biologically active fluids 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG03: Special Interest Group on Boundary layers in complex rotating systems 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG03: Special Interest Group on Boundary layers in complex rotating systems 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG04: Special Interest Group on Challenges in cardiovascular flow modelling 
Organisation Swansea University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 10 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG04: Special Interest Group on Challenges in cardiovascular flow modelling 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 10 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG05: Special Interest Group on Drop dynamics 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 14 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG05: Special Interest Group on Drop dynamics 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 14 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG06: Special Interest Group on Droplet and flow interactions with bio-inspired and smart surfaces 
Organisation Durham University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 10 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG06: Special Interest Group on Droplet and flow interactions with bio-inspired and smart surfaces 
Organisation Northumbria University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 10 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG07: Special Interest Group on Experimental flow diagnostics 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG07: Special Interest Group on Experimental flow diagnostics 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG08: Special Interest Group on Flow instability, modelling and control 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 14 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG08: Special Interest Group on Flow instability, modelling and control 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 14 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG09: Special Interest Group on Fluid dynamics of liquid crystalline materials 
Organisation Nottingham Trent University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 16 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG09: Special Interest Group on Fluid dynamics of liquid crystalline materials 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 16 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG10: Special Interest Group on Fluid mechanics of cleaning and decontamination 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG10: Special Interest Group on Fluid mechanics of cleaning and decontamination 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG11: Special Interest Group on Fluid mechanics of the eye 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 8 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Hall et al. (2017), 10.1002/aic.15739; Willshire et al. (2018), 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2018.02.001
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG11: Special Interest Group on Fluid mechanics of the eye 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 8 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Hall et al. (2017), 10.1002/aic.15739; Willshire et al. (2018), 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2018.02.001
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG12: Special Interest Group on Granular flows in the environment and industry 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG12: Special Interest Group on Granular flows in the environment and industry 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG12: Special Interest Group on Granular flows in the environment and industry 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG13: Special Interest Group on Low-energy ventilation 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 10 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG13: Special Interest Group on Low-energy ventilation 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 10 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG14: Special Interest Group on Marine hydrodynamics 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG14: Special Interest Group on Marine hydrodynamics 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG15: Special Interest Group on Multicore and manycore algorithms to tackle turbulent flows 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 7 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG15: Special Interest Group on Multicore and manycore algorithms to tackle turbulent flows 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 7 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG16: Special Interest Group on Multiphase flows and transport phenomena 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG16: Special Interest Group on Multiphase flows and transport phenomena 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG17: Special Interest Group on Multi-scale and non-continuum flows 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 16 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG17: Special Interest Group on Multi-scale and non-continuum flows 
Organisation University of Warwick
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 16 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG18: Special Interest Group on Multi-scale processes in geophysical fluid dynamics 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG18: Special Interest Group on Multi-scale processes in geophysical fluid dynamics 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG18: Special Interest Group on Multi-scale processes in geophysical fluid dynamics 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG19: Special Interest Group on Next generation time-stepping strategies for computer simulations of multi-scale fluid flows 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 6 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Schreiber et al. (2017), 10.1177/1094342016687625. The following grants have been made possible in part as a result of meetings and discussion by the SIG: ARCHER Service: - Embedded CSE Programme (£ 100000; 2018 - 2021); ReCoVER Network, EPSRC: - Feasibility fund (£ 10000; 2017 - 2018); Natural Environment Research Council: NE/R008795/1 - Standard Grant FEC (£ 524828; 2018 - 2021); YouTube channel of expert presentations;
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG19: Special Interest Group on Next generation time-stepping strategies for computer simulations of multi-scale fluid flows 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 6 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Schreiber et al. (2017), 10.1177/1094342016687625. The following grants have been made possible in part as a result of meetings and discussion by the SIG: ARCHER Service: - Embedded CSE Programme (£ 100000; 2018 - 2021); ReCoVER Network, EPSRC: - Feasibility fund (£ 10000; 2017 - 2018); Natural Environment Research Council: NE/R008795/1 - Standard Grant FEC (£ 524828; 2018 - 2021); YouTube channel of expert presentations;
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG19: Special Interest Group on Next generation time-stepping strategies for computer simulations of multi-scale fluid flows 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 6 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Schreiber et al. (2017), 10.1177/1094342016687625. The following grants have been made possible in part as a result of meetings and discussion by the SIG: ARCHER Service: - Embedded CSE Programme (£ 100000; 2018 - 2021); ReCoVER Network, EPSRC: - Feasibility fund (£ 10000; 2017 - 2018); Natural Environment Research Council: NE/R008795/1 - Standard Grant FEC (£ 524828; 2018 - 2021); YouTube channel of expert presentations;
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG20: Special Interest Group on Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 14 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG20: Special Interest Group on Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 14 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG21: Special Interest Group on Particulate matter filtration flows in automotive and marine applications 
Organisation Coventry University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 5 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG21: Special Interest Group on Particulate matter filtration flows in automotive and marine applications 
Organisation University of Chester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 5 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG22: Special Interest Group on Turbulent free shear flows 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 9 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG22: Special Interest Group on Turbulent free shear flows 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 9 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG23: Special Interest Group on Turbulent skin-friction drag reduction 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG23: Special Interest Group on Turbulent skin-friction drag reduction 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG24: Special Interest Group on Urban fluid mechanics 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG24: Special Interest Group on Urban fluid mechanics 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG25: Special Interest Group on User's forum for National Wind Tunnel Facility 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG25: Special Interest Group on User's forum for National Wind Tunnel Facility 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG26: Special Interest Group on Wave-structure interaction 
Organisation Manchester Metropolitan University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG26: Special Interest Group on Wave-structure interaction 
Organisation University of Plymouth
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG27: Special Interest Group on Acoustofluidics 
Organisation Northumbria University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 13 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG27: Special Interest Group on Acoustofluidics 
Organisation University of Bolton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 13 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG27: Special Interest Group on Acoustofluidics 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 13 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG27: Special Interest Group on Acoustofluidics 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 13 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG28: Special Interest Group on Combustion science, technology and applications 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG28: Special Interest Group on Combustion science, technology and applications 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG29: Special Interest Group on Evolving interfaces in complex flows 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 8 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG29: Special Interest Group on Evolving interfaces in complex flows 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 8 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG30: Special Interest Group on Fluid mechanics of nanostructured materials 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 19 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG30: Special Interest Group on Fluid mechanics of nanostructured materials 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 19 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG31: Special Interest Group on Ground vehicle aerodynamics 
Organisation Loughborough University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 9 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG32: Special Interest Group on High speed experimental aerodynamics 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 7 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG32: Special Interest Group on High speed experimental aerodynamics 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 7 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG33: Special Interest Group on Mathematical challenges of nonlinear waves and interfacial dynamics 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 3 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Further funding: Institute of Advanced Studies: - Internal Fellowship Programme (£ 2500; 2018 - 2018) towards Distinguished Visiting Fellow Prof A Osborne.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG33: Special Interest Group on Mathematical challenges of nonlinear waves and interfacial dynamics 
Organisation Loughborough University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 3 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Further funding: Institute of Advanced Studies: - Internal Fellowship Programme (£ 2500; 2018 - 2018) towards Distinguished Visiting Fellow Prof A Osborne.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG33: Special Interest Group on Mathematical challenges of nonlinear waves and interfacial dynamics 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 3 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Further funding: Institute of Advanced Studies: - Internal Fellowship Programme (£ 2500; 2018 - 2018) towards Distinguished Visiting Fellow Prof A Osborne.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG34: Special Interest Group on Non-equilibrium turbulence 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 9 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG34: Special Interest Group on Non-equilibrium turbulence 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 9 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG35: Special Interest Group on Nuclear thermal hydraulics - advanced modelling, simulation and experimentation 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 8 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG35: Special Interest Group on Nuclear thermal hydraulics - advanced modelling, simulation and experimentation 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 8 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG36: Special Interest Group on Numerical optimisation with fluids 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 10 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG36: Special Interest Group on Numerical optimisation with fluids 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 10 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG37: Special Interest Group on Quantum fluids 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG37: Special Interest Group on Quantum fluids 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG38: Special Interest Group on Smoothed particle hydrodynamics 
Organisation STFC Laboratories
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 8 UK universities, plus STFC, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG38: Special Interest Group on Smoothed particle hydrodynamics 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 8 UK universities, plus STFC, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG39: Special Interest Group on Sprays in engineering applications - modelling and experimental studies 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 16 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Sazhin et al. (2018), 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.01.094
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG39: Special Interest Group on Sprays in engineering applications - modelling and experimental studies 
Organisation University of Brighton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 16 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Sazhin et al. (2018), 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.01.094
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG40: Special Interest Group on Surface and internal waves 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 16 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG40: Special Interest Group on Surface and internal waves 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 16 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG41: Special Interest Group on Wave turbulence 
Organisation Aston University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 7 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG41: Special Interest Group on Wave turbulence 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 7 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG42: Special Interest Group on Non-equilibrium Molecular Dynamics 
Organisation Brunel University London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold a Kick-off meeting and launch the SIG.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meeting will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description SIG42: Special Interest Group on Non-equilibrium Molecular Dynamics 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold a Kick-off meeting and launch the SIG.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meeting will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description SIG43: Special Interest Group on Flow, deformation, and reaction patterns in porous media 
Organisation Coventry University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold a Kick-off meeting and launch the SIG.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meeting will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description SIG43: Special Interest Group on Flow, deformation, and reaction patterns in porous media 
Organisation Swansea University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold a Kick-off meeting and launch the SIG.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meeting will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description SIG44: Special Interest Group on Data-driven methods, machine learning and optimization in fluid mechanics 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold a Kick-off meeting and launch the SIG.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meeting will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 3 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description SIG44: Special Interest Group on Data-driven methods, machine learning and optimization in fluid mechanics 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold a Kick-off meeting and launch the SIG.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meeting will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 3 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description SIG45: Special Interest Group on Hydrodynamics of open-channel flows 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold a Kick-off meeting and launch the SIG.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meeting will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description SIG45: Special Interest Group on Hydrodynamics of open-channel flows 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold a Kick-off meeting and launch the SIG.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meeting will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description SIG46: Special Interest Group on High-speed computational fluid dynamics 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold a Kick-off meeting and launch the SIG.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meeting will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities and companies, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description SIG46: Special Interest Group on High-speed computational fluid dynamics 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold a Kick-off meeting and launch the SIG.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meeting will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities and companies, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description SIG47: Special Interest Group on Computational Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics 
Organisation Cranfield University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold a Kick-off meeting and launch the SIG.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meeting will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 4 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description SIG47: Special Interest Group on Computational Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold a Kick-off meeting and launch the SIG.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meeting will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 4 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description SIG48: Special Interest Group on Turbulent heat transfer 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provide a web page for the SIG on the UKFN website and publicise its activities in the UKFN newsletter.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG will meet, attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 6 UK universities, to share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Description SIG48: Special Interest Group on Turbulent heat transfer 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provide a web page for the SIG on the UKFN website and publicise its activities in the UKFN newsletter.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG will meet, attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 6 UK universities, to share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Title PCPATCH preconditioner 
Description PCPATCH provides a flexible and extensible interface to state-of-the-art multigrid relaxation techniques for the solution of partial differential equations that arise in fluid flow, porous media, electromagnetics, liquid crystals, and others. It has been incorporated as a component of the PETSc solver library. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact None to report so far. 
URL https://www.mcs.anl.gov/petsc/petsc-current/docs/manualpages/PC/PCPATCH.html
 
Description 1st Automotive CFD prediction workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop with 80 attendees - academics, vehicle manufacturers, software suppliers - of which about 20 presented their own CFD predictions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://autocfd.eng.ox.ac.uk/
 
Description Acoustofluidics Forum & Olympics 2018, Northumbria University, April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The UK Fluids Network 'Acoustofluidics' Special Interest Group held a 2-day event 26-27 Apr 2018. As well as technical presentations and discussions between Acoustofluidics UK researchers and interested parties from industry, a major part of the event was an 'Acoustofluidics Olympics', featuring many demonstrations of Acoustofluidics phenomena, with the aim of manipulating fluid bodies to go higher/faster/hotter/etc. Local school children were invited to participate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://fluids.ac.uk/sig/Acoustofluidics
 
Description Acoustofluidics Forum & Olympics 2019, University of Bristol, June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The UK Fluids Network 'Acoustofluidics' Special Interest Group held another 2-day event 26-27 June 2019. As well as technical presentations and discussions between Acoustofluidics UK researchers and interested parties from industry, a major part of the event was again an 'Acoustofluidics Olympics', featuring many demonstrations of Acoustofluidics phenomena, with the aim of manipulating fluid bodies to go higher/faster/hotter/etc. A video of the event was made (see URL below)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oAHwYuep2A
 
Description Droplets 2019 conference (Durham University, 16-18 Sep 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The meeting featured multiple parallel sessions led by UKFN SIGS - primary SIG alignment shown in [...]

• Impact - Prof Alfonso Castrejon-Pita and Dr Rafa Castrejon-Pita [Drop Dynamics]
• Wetting - Prof Victor Starov, Prof Joël De Coninck and Dr James Sprittles [Droplet and flow interactions with bio-inspired and smart surfaces]
• Coalescence and Break-up - Prof Colin Bain and Dr Stefan Karpitschka
• Aerosols - Prof Jonathan Reid and Dr Toni Carruthers
• Liquid Crystals and Complex Fluids - Prof Helen Gleeson and Dr Oliver Harlen [Fluid dynamics of liquid crystalline materials]
• Modelling across Time and Length Scales - Prof Duncan Lockerby and Dr James Sprittles [Multi-scale and non-continuum flows]
• Emulsions/Multiphase flow - Prof Prashant Valluri and Dr Chris McMinn [Multiphase flows and transport phenomena]
• Microfluidics and Acoustofluidics - Prof Richard (Yong Qing) Fu, Prof Jon Cooper and Dr Julien Reboud [Acoustofluidics]
• Evaporation - Prof Fouzia Oualia and Dr David Fairhurst [Droplet and flow interactions with bio-inspired and smart surfaces]
• Textured, Patterned, Smart Surfaces - Dr Halim Kusumaatmaja and Dr Ben Xu [Droplet and flow interactions with bio-inspired and smart surfaces]
• Inkjet Printing - Inca Digital: Andy McKeague, Nick Campbell, & Will Eve
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://droplets2019.co.uk
 
Description Droplets 2019 satellite meeting on Smart Surfaces, Durham University, 15 Sep 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 40 UK and international attendees, primarily ECRs for sharing research and networking on smart surfaces.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://droplets2019.co.uk/related-meetings
 
Description Droplets and Surface Interactions, University of Edinburgh, 16-17 May 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop with industrial contributions from companies with interests in Bio-Inspired fluids and droplets and applications, such as transfusion diagnostics and diagnostic solutions.Co-sponsored by Institute of Physics, Printing & Graphics Science Group and Liquids & Complex Fluids Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://sites.google.com/view/ukfn-multi-phase-network-sig-1/home
 
Description Early Career Researcher Event 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 30 ECRs from 9 HE institutions met to network, present their research and receive career training.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://fluids.ac.uk/files/sig/UKFN_ECR_Event,_21st_March_2018_.1518442452.pdf
 
Description Early Career Researcher Event 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 39 ECRs from 7 HE institutions met to network, present their research and receive career training.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://fluids.ac.uk/files/ECR_Event_Flyer_2019.1547711124.pdf
 
Description Early Career Researcher Event 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 24 ECRs from 3 HE institutions met to network, present their research and receive career training
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://fluids.ac.uk/files/UKFN_ECR_2020_Flyer.1572943218.pdf
 
Description Hackathon, 16-20 Sep 2019, Portaferry, Northern Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The 1st CCP-WSI Hackathon, in collaboration with Queen's University Belfast, featured members of the Wave-Structure Interaction (WSI) community working together and sharing ideas to develop specific WSI software within the CCP-WSI Code Repository using the OpenFOAM code-base. The event was supported by the UK Fluids Network via the Special Interest Group in Wave Structure Interaction (SIG-WSI) and as well as generating high-quality, open-source and community-driven software, the CCP-WSI Hackathon aimed to reduce the duplication of effort by bringing members of the WSI community together to work collaboratively on shared WSI problems. The code developments made were professionally-software engineered and made publicly available, enabling easy and continual expansion of the ideas initiated at the event. Participants of the 1st CCP-WSI Hackathon received advanced, targeted training in WSI software development, from experts in the field, and had an unparalleled opportunity to produce research outputs and establish collaborations with colleagues from the wider WSI community. Furthermore, participants of the 1st CCP-WSI Hackathon were invited to be named contributors of the 1st CCP-WSI Code Release.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.ccp-wsi.ac.uk/events/hackathons/portaferry2019
 
Description Keith Moffatt, The Navier-Stokes Singularity, Newcastle, 8-11 April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture by Prof Keith Moffatt (University of Cambrige) at 'Chasing tornadoes: vorticity above, below, and in the lab' conference at Newcastle University, co-sponsored by Quantum Fluids and Wave Turbulence SIGs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Physics: From the Lab into your Life by Biofluids SIG 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk 'Fluids and Flows' by Julia Yeomans and stand with superhydrophobicity demos by Kristian Thijssen at 'Physics: From the Lab into your Life', an event part of IF Oxford, the Oxfordshire Science and Ideas Festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/events/2018/10/16/physics-from-the-lab-into-your-life
 
Description SIG summer school on modal decomposition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Approximately 40 PhD students and Postdocs attended a summer school on modal decomposition at DAMTP, Cambridge, in August 2019, organised by the Special Interest Group on 'Flow instability, modelling and control'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Video interviews with fluids researchers by Dr Tom Crawford 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In conjunction with the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, UKFN is sponsoring Dr Tom Crawford (https://tomrocksmaths.com/), formerly of The Naked Scientists (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/), to spearhead outreach activities for the network and reach a wide non-academic audience. His speciality is to interview scientists and researchers and to distil these conversations into short videos where each person explains their research in a simple and accessible way, intercut with examples of their work.

Tom has teamed up with US fluid mechanics evangelist Dr Nicole Sharp (http://fyfluiddynamics.com/) at a major US fluid mechanics conference (over 2000 delegates) to interview over 50 academics in 2017 and 2019. Many of the 2017 interviews are now featured on YouTube (URL below) and on the UKFN website Gallery page, with new videos from the 2019 conference in preparation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019,2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMCRxGutHqfljKCNPWK1gMy10MTVGbkhv
 
Description YouTube channel for 'Next-generation Time-stepping Algorithms' SIG 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact YouTube channel collecting recorded presentations by invited experts in the subject area of 'Next-generation time-stepping algorithms'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4ViwP_SVYoRgS-qTSxenQ