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Faculty of Mathematics

 

Career

  • 1992-1994: Post-doctoral research fellow for the Japan-Canada Project in Weather and Climate of the Arctic, Department of Physics, University of Toronto
  • 1992-1993: Senior Visitor, Department of Engineering Science, Hokkaido University
  • 1995-1999: Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Bristol
  • 1999-2001: Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego
  • 2001-2005: Associate Professor (with tenure) of Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego
  • 2004-2005: Visiting Researcher (Poste Rouge au CNRS) in the Hydrodynamics Laboratory, (LaDyHX) Ecole Polytechnique-CNRS
  • 2005-9: University Lecturer in Fluid Flow, BP Institute and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2009-13: University Senior Lecturer in Fluid Flow, BP Institute and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2013-15: Reader in Environmental and Industrial Fluid Dynamics, BP Institute and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2015-: Professor of Environmental and Industrial Fluid Dynamics, BP Institute and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2005-: Fellow and College Lecturer in Mathematics, Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Research

  • stratified flows
  • turbulent mixing processes
  • Generalised flow instability and transition
  • turbulent plumes
  • building ventilation

Selected Publications

  • Scase, M.M., Caulfield, C.P., Linden, P.F. and Dalziel, S.B. (2007) Local implications for self-similar turbulent plume models. J. Fluid Mechanics 575, 257-265.
  • Patterson, M.D., Caulfield, C.P. and McElwaine, J.N. et al (2006) Time-dependent mixing in stratified Kelvin-Helmholtz billows: experimental observations. Geophys. Res. Lett. 33 (15), Art. No. L15608.
  • Scase, M.M., Caulfield, C.P., Dalziel, S.B. et al. (2006) Time-dependent plumes and jets with decreasing source strengths. J. Fluid Mechanics 563, 443-461.
  • Scase, M.M., Caulfield, C.P. and Dalziel, S.B. (2006) Boussinesq plumes and jets with decreasing source strengths in stratified environments. J. Fluid Mechanics 563, 463-472.
  • Flynn, M.R. and Caulfield, C.P. (2006) Natural ventilation in interconnected chambers. J. Fluid Mechanics 564, 139-158.
  • Tang, W., Caulfield, C.P. and Young, W.R. (2005) Bounds on dissipation in stress-driven flow in a rotating frame. J. Fluid Mechanics 540, 373-391.
  • Conroy, D.T., Llewellyn Smith, S.G. and Caulfield, C.P. (2005) Evolution of a chemically reacting plume in a ventilated room. J. Fluid Mechanics 537, 221-253.
  • Caulfield, C.P. (2005) Buoyancy flux bounds for surface-driven flow. J. Fluid Mechanics 536, 367-376.
  • Caulfield, C.P., Tang, W. and Plasting, S.C. (2004) Reynolds number dependence of an upper bound for the long-time-averaged buoyancy flux in plane stratified Couette flow. J. Fluid Mechanics 498, 315-332.
  • Tang, W., Caulfield, C.P. and Young, W.R. (2004) Bounds on dissipation in stress-driven flow. J. Fluid Mechanics 510, 333-352.
  • Peltier, W.R. and Caulfield, C.P. (2003) Mixing efficiency in stratified shear flows. Ann. Rev. Fluid Mech. 35, 135-167.
  • Woods, A.W., Caulfield, C.P. and Phillips, J.C. (2003) Blocked natural ventilation: The effect of a source mass flux. J. Fluid Mechanics 495, 119-133.
  • Caulfield, C.P. and Woods, A.W. (2002) The mixing of a room by a localized finite mass flux source of buoyancy. J. Fluid Mechanics 471, 33-50.
  • Lee, V. and Caulfield, C.P. (2001) Nonlinear evolution of a layered stratified shear flow . Dyn. Atmos. Oceans 34, 103-124.
  • Caulfield, C.P. and Kerswell, R.R. (2001) Maximal mixing rate in turbulent stably stratified shear flow. Phys. Fluids 13, 894-900.
  • Caulfield, C.P. and Peltier, W.R. (2000) The anatomy of the mixing transition in homogeneous and stratified free shear layers. J. Fluid Mechanics 413, 1-47.
  • Caulfield, C.P. and Kerswell, R.R. (2000) The nonlinear development of three-dimensional disturbances at hyperbolic stagnation points: a model of the braid region in mixing layers. Phys. Fluids 12, 1032-1043.
  • Caulfield, C.P. and Woods, A.W. (1998) Turbulent gravitational convection from a point source in a non-uniformly stratified environment. J. Fluid Mechanics 360, 229-248.
  • Caulfield, C.P., Yoshida, S. and Peltier, W.R. (1996) Secondary instability and three-dimensionalization in a laboratory accelerating shear layer with varying density differences. Dyn. Atmos. Oceans 23(1-4), 125-138.
  • Caulfield, C.P., Peltier, W.R., Yoshida, S. et al. (1995) An experimental investigation of the instability of a shear flow with multilayered density stratification. Phys. Fluids 7(12), 3028-3041.
  • Caulfield, C.P. and Woods, A.W. (1995) Plumes with non-monotonic mixing behavior. Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn. 79(1-4), 173-199.
  • Caulfield, C.P. (1994) Multiple linear instability of layered stratified shear-flow. J. Fluid Mechanics 258, 255-285.
  • Caulfield, C.P. and Peltier, W.R. (1994) Three dimensionalization of the stratified mixing layer. Phys. Fluids 6(12), 3803-3805.
  • Sutherland, B.R., Caulfield, C.P. and Peltier, W.R. (1994) Internal gravity-wave generation and hydrodynamic instability. J. Atmos. Sci. 51(22), 3261-3280.
  • Woods, A.W. and Caulfield, C.P. (1992) A laboratory study of explosive volcanic eruptions. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth 97(B5), 6699-6712.

Publications

Kelvin-Helmholtz billows above Richardson number $1/4$
JP Parker, CP Caulfield, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2019)
879,
R1
Nonlinear optimal control strategies for buoyancy-driven flows in the built environment
S Nabi, P Grover, CP Caulfield
– Computers and Fluids
(2019)
194,
104313
Testing the assumptions underlying ocean mixing methodologies using direct numerical simulations Testing the assumptions underlying ocean mixing methodologies using direct numerical simulations
JR Taylor, SM de Bruyn Kops, CP Caulfield, PF Linden
– Journal of Physical Oceanography
(2019)
49,
2761
Mixing and entrainment are suppressed in inclined gravity currents
M van Reeuwijk, M Holzner, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2019)
873,
786
Layer formation and relaminarisation in plane Couette flow with spanwise stratification
D Lucas, CP Caulfield, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2019)
868,
97
Asymptotic Dynamics of High Dynamic Range Stratified Turbulence
GD Portwood, SM de Bruyn Kops, CP Caulfield
– Phys Rev Lett
(2019)
122,
194504
Recent Progress in Modelling Imbalance in the Atmosphere and Ocean
BR Sutherland, U Achatz, CCP Caulfield, JM Klymak
– Physical Review Fluids
(2019)
4,
010501
Self-organized criticality of turbulence in strongly stratified mixing layers
H Salehipour, WR Peltier, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2018)
856,
228
Optimal mixing in two-dimensional stratified plane poiseuille flow at finite Péclet and Richardson numbers
F Marcotte, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2018)
853,
359
An entrainment model for fully-developed wind farms: effects of atmospheric stability and an ideal limit for wind farm performance
CP Caulfield, P Luzzatto-Fegiz
– Physical Review Fluids
3,
093802
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Research Groups

Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information
High-Reynolds-Number Fluid Flow

Room

H0.10