Rich Hewitt

About me

Office hour: Monday, 2:30-3:30pm

PhD projects: Projects in fluid mechanics are available. These will typically be a combination of theoretical (asymptotic) analysis and numerical methods. Please email me if you are interested in pursuing a project in this area.

Research topics

My research is primarily aimed towards trying to predict the behaviour of fluid flows by a combination of theoretical, numerical and experimental techniques. Recent work has covered:

  • Geophysical fluid dynamics:
    1. Rotating flows
    2. Stratified flows
    3. Interfacial flows
    4. Particle-laden flows
  • Nonlinear stability of flows
  • Boundary-layer flows
  • Exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations
  • Non-Newtonian fluids

Contact details

Dr R.E. Hewitt,
School of Mathematics,
Alan Turing Building,
University of Manchester,
Oxford Road,
Manchester, M13 9PL.
Tel: 0161-275-5918.