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Fluid flow systems in engineering and environmental applications are ubiquitous. Research in fluid dynamics at the University of Southampton covers both fundamental and applied research across a range of subject areas using theoretical, computational and experimental tools.

Broadly our world-leading research is aimed at understanding, predicting and controlling fluid flows across different engineering and environmental applications. Our research ranges from understanding fluid flows in the microscopic lymphatic system of a human body to predicting the aerodynamic performance of hypersonic re-entry vehicles.

We pride ourselves in nurturing an environment that supports the full spectrum of fluid dynamics research.

Our work extends from examining the fundamental structure of turbulence to improving the hydrodynamic efficiency of aircrafts and ships and from the design of microfluidic devices for targeted drug delivery to predicting the dispersion of environmental pollutants in an urban environment.

Our research in fluid dynamics covers the following areas:

  • Aeromechanics
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Biological/Biomedical Flows
  • Environmental Flows
  • Hydromechanics
  • Reacting and Multiphase flows
  • Transition and turbulence
  • Propulsion

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