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Faculty of Mathematics

 

Career

  • 2017- date:  DAMTP,  Cambridge University
  • 1996-2017:  Mathematics,  Bristol University
  • 1992-1996:  Mathematics,  Newcastle University
  • 1992          :  PhD,  MIT

Research

General fluid mechanics: the Navier-Stokes equations (nonlinear dynamics, transition and turbulence); geophysical and astrophysical fluid mechanics (e.g. convection; stably stratified flows; tidal, precessional and librational motion of planetary interiors and subsurface oceans; accretion disks);

Selected Publications

Publications

Kelvin-Helmholtz billows above Richardson number $1/4$
JP Parker, CP Caulfield, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2019)
879,
R1
Koopman mode expansions between simple invariant solutions
J Page, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2019)
879,
1
Layer formation and relaminarisation in plane Couette flow with spanwise stratification
D Lucas, CP Caulfield, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2019)
868,
97
Stabilisation and drag reduction of pipe flows by flattening the base profile
E Marensi, AP Willis, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2019)
863,
850
Can libration maintain Enceladus's ocean?
A Wilson, RR Kerswell
– Earth and Planetary Science Letters
(2018)
500,
41
Koopman analysis of Burgers equation
J Page, RR Kerswell
– Physical Review Fluids
(2018)
3,
071901
Connection between nonlinear energy optimization and instantons
D Lecoanet, RR Kerswell
– Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
(2018)
97,
012212
Energy dissipation rate limits for flow through rough channels and tidal flow across topography (vol 808, pg 562, 2016)
RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2018)
834,
600
Nonlinear Nonmodal Stability Theory
RR Kerswell
(2018)
50,
319
Connection between nonlinear energy optimization and instantons
D Lecoanet, RR Kerswell
– Physical Review E
(2018)
97,
1
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Research Group

High-Reynolds-Number Fluid Flow

Room

G1.03

Telephone

01223 766349