I am a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester. I am working with
and Andrew Hazel
on the project 'Multiple States of Bubble Propagation in Occluded Tubes'. The project involves numerical calculations and experiments, in collaboration with
Manchester Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics
I submitted my PhD thesis, entitled 'Surface-tension-driven coalescence' in October 2011. The aim of this work was to investigate the effect of a low density external fluid (air) on predictions of toroidal bubble pinch-off during inviscid coalescence.
My PhD studies were at the University of Nottingham, and my principal supervisor was John Billingham
In 2010 I completed a six-month research internship at Airbus
in Bristol. The internship was supported and organised by the Industrial Mathematics KTN
. My research at Airbus was on the effects of surface coatings on water condensation and runoff in aircraft fuel tanks. Selected results from this internship project are discussed in my conference paper.
In 2006 I did a summer research project with John Lister
at DAMTP. This was concerned with a method of glass lens manufacture where blobs of molten glass are levitated on a cushion of air blown through a spherical mould. My task was to calculate axisymmetric static shapes for a such a setup using AUTO and to investigate the stability properties of such shapes.
alice.thompson at manchester.ac.uk
Alice B. Thompson, Anne Juel & Andrew L. Hazel (2012). Multiple bubble propagation modes in Hele-Shaw cells of variable depth. In preparation for submission to Journal of Fluid Mechanics.
Alice B. Thompson & John Billingham (2012). Inviscid coalescence in the presence of a surrounding fluid. IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, 77 (5), pp 678-696. Special Issue: The winners of the 1st IMA Lighthill-Thwaites Prize. Online PDF.
Alice B. Thompson & Joseph K.-W. Lam. (2012) Water runoff in aircraft fuel tanks. IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, 77 (1), pp 72-85. Special Issue: fluid problems in process engineering.
Alice B. Thompson, John Billingham & Richard H. Tew (2010). Surface tension driven flow in a half plane. IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, 75 (6), pp 857-880. Online PDF.
John R. Lister, Alice B. Thompson, Antoine Perriot & Laurent Duchemin (2008). Shape and stability of axisymmetric levitated viscous drops. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 617, pp 167-185 doi:10.1017/S0022112008003868
Copies of all papers available on request
Water run-off and surface tension in an aircraft fuel tank. Informal applied seminars, University of Manchester (March 2012).
Self-similar solutions for coalescence. MCND
seminar day, (January 2012).
Water runoff problems in aircraft fuel tanks. BAMC 2011
(April 2011, Birmingham). Invited talk in industrial mathematics minisymposium.
Surface-tension-driven flow in a half-plane. BAMC 2011
(April 2011, Birmingham). Shortlisted finalist for the IMA Lighthill-Thwaites prize.
Surface tension driven flow in a half plane. EPFDC
(July 2009, Nottingham)
Surface tension driven flow in a half plane. Beyond Part III
(April 2009, Cambridge)
Surface tension driven flow in a half plane. BAMC 2009
(April 2009, Nottingham). Won one of four postgraduate presentation prizes.
Surface tension driven flow in a half plane. Nottingham theoretical mechanics seminars (November 2008)
Levitated drops continued: routes to instability. ITG informal lunch seminars (Cambridge) (October 2006)
Last modified 6 December 2012.