Research

One of our water tanks, used to measure hydraulic jump

One of our water tanks, used to measure hydraulic jump

The Centre for Wind, Waves and Water covers a wide range of research initiatives related to fluid mechanics. Our key research mainly focuses on:


Wind Engineering
  • Wind load on structures
  • Aerodynamics of structures
  • Pollutant dispersion in urban environments
  • Fire spreading and fire safety in urban environments
  • Pedestrian wind comfort
  • Wind energy
  • Aerodynamics design of buildings

Fluid Mechanics
  • Natural convection boundary layers
  • Boundary layer stability
  • Gravity currents
  • Magnetic convection
  • Scaling analysis

Environmental Flows
  • Buoyancy driven flows
  • Natural convection
  • Exchange and mixing processes in reservoirs
  • particle transport
  • Fluid biological interactions

Environmental Modelling
  • Hydraulics and hydrology
  • Soil biogeochemistry
  • Sediment-microorganism-water interaction
  • Soil-plant-atmosphere interaction
  • Climate, water, and soil change