Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Our Research

Our research interests span a range of different fluid mechanics topics applied to civil engineering and other low-speed fluids problems. These include wave mechanics and offshore engineering, wind and tidal power generation, subsurface flows, and flows through porous media. The group uses numerical, experimental and analytical methods to investigate these problems, utilising local, national and international experimental and computational facilities.

The research group is based in the Department of Engineering Science, and collaborates widely with other research groups across Oxford, the United Kingdom and internationally. We also work with industrial partners. We are part of the UK Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub, and the Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures (WAMESS) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) run jointly with the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde.

Wave mechanics/metocean  -  Subsurface flows  -  Tidal energy  -  Wave-structure interactions and wave energy  -  Atmospheric flows  -  Wind energy  -  Poromechanics

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