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Fluid Mechanics in Australasia

Fluid mechanics is the analysis of fluid flows. The air flowing in our lungs, the blood flowing in our veins, the lava erupting from a volcano, the air flowing over an aircraft wing, water flooding from a dam and the chemicals mixing in a pharmaceuticals plant are all examples of flowing fluids. Fluid mechanicians aim to understand fluid flows, predicting, adapting and harnessing flows for practical applications.

Members of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society provide service to aerospace, automotive, biological, chemicals, defence, energy, environmental, food, maritime, medical, mining, pharmaceuticals, sports, and water industries. We teach biomedical, civil, chemical, environmental, and mechanical engineers, applied mathematicians, meteorologists and oceanographers, continuing a 50-year-old tradition of excellence in Australian and New Zealand fluid mechanics.

Our 350-plus members are taking on the greatest challenges of our time in water, food security, energy, health, transportation, weather prediction and climate change, under the overarching imperative of sustainability.

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Two PhD Research Scholarships in Fluid-Structure Interaction

School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University

Two PhD students are sought to work on an Australian Research Council Discovery project entitled, “Fluid-Structure Interactions in Flows through Flexible-Walled Channels”, being undertaken by a team of researchers - A/Prof Ramesh Narayanaswamy, Dr Nima Nadim, and Dr Julien Cisonni - from Mechanical Engineering at Curtin University and led by John Curtin Distinguished Emeritus Professor A.(Tony)D. Lucey.

PhD1: Experimental investigation of flows through compliant-walled channels

PhD2: Computational modelling and numerical simulation of flows through compliant-walled channels

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