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Continuum mechanics

Our researchers work at the interface of theory, computation and experimentation with the aim of understanding an array of complex continua.

PhD projects

We welcome applications for PhD study in all areas of continuum mechanics.

PhD enquiries related to this theme can be directed to Dr Stefan Güttel.

Manchester has a long tradition of excellence in continuum mechanics, arising through the work and legacies of Osborne Reynolds, Sir Horace Lamb, Sydney Goldstein, Sir James Lighthill, Fritz Ursell and many others.

Our researchers employ a blend of techniques and scientific approaches in order to understand and predict the behaviour of a wide variety of continua arising in a vast range of applications.

We work with other Departments in the University and other researchers both nationally and internationally, in an interdisciplinary manner. We also collaborate closely with numerous industries.

Research seminars

Research seminars on topics associated with continuum mechanics take place regularly in the following series: