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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

A new method for isolating turbulent states in transitional stratified plane Couette flow
JR Taylor, E Deusebio, CP Caulfield, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2016)
808,
r1
Connections between centrifugal, stratorotational, and radiative instabilities in viscous Taylor-Couette flow
C Leclercq, F Nguyen, RR Kerswell
– Phys Rev E
(2016)
94,
043103
Using stratification to mitigate end effects in quasi-Keplerian Taylor-Couette flow
C Leclercq, JL Partridge, P Augier, SB Dalziel, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2016)
791,
608
Instability driven by boundary inflow across shear: a way to circumvent Rayleigh’s stability criterion in accretion disks?
RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2015)
784,
619
Time-stepping approach for solving upper-bound problems: Application to two-dimensional Rayleigh-Benard convection
B Wen, GP Chini, RR Kerswell, CR Doering
– Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
(2015)
92,
043012
Recurrent flow analysis in spatiotemporally chaotic 2-dimensional Kolmogorov flow
D Lucas, RR Kerswell
– Physics of Fluids
(2015)
27,
045106
Localization in a spanwise-extended model of plane Couette flow
M Chantry, RR Kerswell
– Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys
(2015)
91,
043005
Fully localised nonlinear energy growth optimals in pipe flow
CCT Pringle, AP Willis, RR Kerswell
– Physics of Fluids
(2015)
27,
064102
An optimization approach for analysing nonlinear stability with transition to turbulence in fluids as an exemplar.
RR Kerswell, CCT Pringle, AP Willis
– Rep Prog Phys
(2014)
77,
085901
Spatiotemporal dynamics in two-dimensional Kolmogorov flow over large domains
D Lucas, R Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2014)
750,
518
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Research Group

High-Reynolds-Number Fluid Flow

Room

G1.03

Telephone

01223 766349