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Fluid Mechanics in Australasia

Fluid mechanics is the analysis of fluid flows. The air flowing in our lungs, the blood flowing in our veins, the lava erupting from a volcano, the air flowing over an aircraft wing, water flooding from a dam and the chemicals mixing in a pharmaceuticals plant are all examples of flowing fluids. Fluid mechanicians aim to understand fluid flows, predicting, adapting and harnessing flows for practical applications.

Members of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society provide service to aerospace, automotive, biological, chemicals, defence, energy, environmental, food, maritime, medical, mining, pharmaceuticals, sports, and water industries. We teach biomedical, civil, chemical, environmental, and mechanical engineers, applied mathematicians, meteorologists and oceanographers, continuing a 50-year-old tradition of excellence in Australian and New Zealand fluid mechanics.

Our 350-plus members are taking on the greatest challenges of our time in water, food security, energy, health, transportation, weather prediction and climate change, under the overarching imperative of sustainability.

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PhD scholarship - Exploring the interactions between ramping wind events (fronts and thunderstorms) and wind farms

The University of Queensland and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Academy of Research

This PhD project will be supervised by Dr Matthew Mason and A/Prof. Somnath Baidya Roy as part of the collaborative research institute UQIDAR that exists between UQ and IIT-Delhi.

Click here for more information

Two PhD positions in Computational Microfluidics

University of Technology

These PhD projects will be supervised by A./Prof Sauret as part of a research project funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC).

PhD 1: Physics-informed Lattice Boltzmann modelling Click here for more information

PhD 2: Lattice Boltzmann-based reduced-order modelling Click here for more information

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