Richard Hewitt

Richard Hewitt

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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.

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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 - )

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Biography

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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Areas of expertise

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

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