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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

Koopman analysis of Burgers equation
J Page, RR Kerswell
– Physical Review Fluids
(2018)
7,
071901
Connection between Nonlinear Energy Optimization and Instantons
D Lecoanet, RR Kerswell
– Physical Review E
(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
Layer formation in horizontally forced stratified turbulence: connecting exact coherent structures to linear instabilities
D Lucas, CP Caulfield, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2017)
832,
409
Exact coherent structures in stably stratified plane Couette flow
D Olvera, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2017)
826,
583
Optimizing energy growth as a tool for finding exact coherent structures
D Olvera, RR Kerswell
– Physical Review Fluids
(2017)
2,
083902
Sustaining processes from recurrent flows in body-forced turbulence
D Lucas, R Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2017)
817,
r3
Energy dissipation rate limits for flow through rough channels and tidal flow across topography
RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2016)
808,
562
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Research Group

High-Reynolds-Number Fluid Flow

Room

G1.03

Telephone

01223 766349