Richard Hewitt

Richard Hewitt

Prof

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Corrosion modelling via reaction/diffusion models.

Geophysical fluid dynamics: rotating flows, stratified flows, interfacial flows, particle-laden flows.

Fluid mechanics: stability theory, high-speed flow.

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Opportunities

Postgraduate opportunities

I welcome enquiries from prospective students wishing to work in the areas of geophysical fluid dynamics, hydrodynamic stability, boundary-layer theory, fundamental fluid dynamics or similar.

Past student and post-doc collaborators  include:

  • Maan Al-Azhari (Ph.D. 2003)
  • Xinjun Cui (Ph.D. 2003)
  • Iain Harrison (Ph.D.)
  • Dr. Yakun Guo (joint grant: PDRA )
  • Dr. Md. Amirul Islam Khan (joint grant: PDRA 2002-2004)
  • Catherine Kindred (joint supervision) (M.Phil. 2004 - 2005)
  • Philip Haines (Ph.D. 2006 - 2009)
  • Catherine Saunders (Ph.D. 2009 - 2013)
  • Daniel Livesey (Ph.D. 2012 - 2016)
  • Jay Unadkat (Ph.D. 2012 - 2016)
  • Monisha Renganathan (Ph.D 2016 - 2020)
  • Anthony Williams (Ph.D 2015 - 2018)
  • Sean Edwards (Ph.D 2018 - 2022)
  • Henry Broadley (Ph.D 2020 - )

My group

Research Group(s)

My group

Research Groups

Biography

My personal web page with all details can be found here.

My background is in (applied) mathematics, but I specialise in the field of fluid mechanics. More specifically, the stability of fluid flows and asymptotic/computational methods. I am particularly interested in:  (i) geophysically or industrially relevant flows , (ii) boundary layers and (iii) exact reductions of the Navier-Stokes equations and their role in 'real' geometries.

Keywords: rotating, stratified, particle-laden, exact solution, high-speed flow, vortex, jet, plume, spin-up, suspensions, bifurcation, hydrodynamic, stability.

Research interests

More details are available  here.

My research is primarily aimed towards trying to predict continuum mechanics behaviour by a combination of asymptotic, numerical and experimental techniques. Recent work has covered:

  • Corrosion modelling via reaction/diffusion models.
  • Geophysical fluid dynamics: rotating flows, stratified flows, interfacial flows, particle-laden flows.
  • Fluid mechanics: stability theory, high-speed flow.

Areas of expertise

  • Q Science (General)
  • Stability theory
  • Hydrodynamics
  • High-speed flows
  • Corrosion models

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics where Richard Hewitt is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Network

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or