Warwick Zeeman Lecturer
Teaching Responsibilities 2022/23:
Term 1: MA4L0 Advanced Topics in Fluids
My research interests lie in mathematical modelling fluid dynamical phenomena from observations of laboratory experiments and the natural world around us. In particular I am interested in the areas of: non-Newtonian rheologies, yield stress fluids, gravity-driven flow, geophysical flows, instabilities that arise from rheology contrasts, fluid-structure interactions.
Please contact me about potential R-project (4th year) or URSS project supervision.
Most relevant recent publications:
- Ball, T. V., et al. Fracture patterns in viscoplastic gravity currents. J. Fluid Mech. 934 (2022).
- Ball, T. V., and Balmforth, N. J. Viscoplastic plates. Proc. Roy. Soc. A 477.2254 (2021): 20210509.
- Ball, T. V., and Balmforth., N. J. Instability of sliding viscoplastic films. J. Fluid Mech. 912 (2021).
- Ball, T. V., Balmforth, N. J., and Dufresne, A. P. Viscoplastic fingers and fractures in a Hele-Shaw cell. J. Non-Newton. Fluid Mech. 289 (2021): 104492.
Here is a link to my Google Scholar.
Recent and upcoming conferences/seminars:
- Fluids and materials seminar, University of Bristol (Sept. 2022)
- Participant at European Fluids Mechanics Conference, Athens, Greece (Sept. 2022)
Recent research grants:
- Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship ECF-2022-584 Buckling instabilities in geophysical flows 09/2022-09/2025 (Newsletter September 2022)
Recent awards & prizes:
- Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics (JNNFM) Walters Award 2021: Thomasina Ball, Neil Balmforth and Ariel Dufresne. Viscoplastic fingers and fractures in a Hele-Shaw cell, J. Non-Newton. Fluid Mech., vol. 289, 104492 (2021) (link)
- APS Division of Fluid Dynamics François Frenkiel Award for Fluid Mechanics 2018: Thomasina Ball and Jerome Neufeld. Static and Dynamic Fluid Driven Fracturing of Adhered Elastica, Phys. Rev. Fluids 3, 074101 (2018) (link)