Continuum Mechanics

The University of Manchester has a long tradition of excellence in continuum mechanics, arising through the work of Osborne Reynolds, Sir Horace Lamb, Sydney Goldstein, Sir James Lighthill, Fritz Ursell and many others. The field continues to stimulate and exploit new developments in mathematics and computation. Our current research addresses the behaviour of a wide variety of media (from soft matter to granular materials) arising in a broad range of applications (from geophysics to biology). Many problems that we address have industrial applications.

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Our research involves a blend of theoretical, numerical and experimental work. Much of this is interdisciplinary involving collaborations with the other Schools within the University, with other universities around, and with industrial collaborators.
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