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Scientific computing is vitally important in modern engineering and there are a wide range of related research interests throughtout the School. Current strengths and interests in Scientific Computing include:

Computational Fluid Dynamics with activities ranging from developing novel methods for direct numerical simulation to large-scale computations for engineering applications using established methods and computer codes; we have particular interests in using numerical simulation to investigate control of laminar-turbulent transition and turbulent flows; we have also developed expertise in simulating flow-structure and particle-flow interactions.

Computational Solid Mechanics, particularly applications involving the structural performance of polymeric fibre-composities and elastomers; fracture, plasticity and thermo-mechanical behaviour of quasi-brittle materials; and analysis of shel;l, spatial and tension-membrance structure.

Modelling and Simulation of automotive systems, including vehicle dynamics, tyre/road interactions and hybrid electric propulsion systems; of optical and ultrasonic communications systems; and of manufacturing system design, planning and process control, and product configuration and visualisation.

There is also a strong interest in virtual reality and related computing technologies, particularly within Warwick Manufacturing Group.

The following individuals have research programmes which involve a substantial computational component.

CSC contact

Other Academic Staff

Prof Robert M. Kerr
Mechanical Engineering &
Centre for Scientific Computing
Temporary address: Mathematics Intitute
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
Tel:- +44 (0)24 7657 4718
Fax:- +44 (0)24 7641 8922

Peter Carpenter
Anthony Lucey
J T Mottram
N G Stocks
Peter Thomas
P G Tucker
Roger Green
R P Jones
R Roy
V Raja
Yongmann Chung