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Department of Mathematics

Unsteady fluid flow in a rotating torus (doi:10.1017/jfm.2011.366)

Continuum mechanics

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

PhD projects

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

Before applying, visit the 'areas of expertise' pages listed below to find out more about potential PhD supervisors.

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.

Areas of expertise

Research seminars

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