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Reference Number EP/N032861/1
Title UK Fluids Network
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Transport) 2%;
FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 2%;
FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 transport) 2%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Wind Energy) 2%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Ocean Energy) 2%;
NUCLEAR FISSION and FUSION(Nuclear Fission, Other nuclear fission) 2%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Hydrogen, Hydrogen transport and distribution) 2%;
NOT ENERGY RELATED 86%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr M Juniper
No email address given
Engineering
University of Cambridge
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 September 2016
End Date 29 February 2020
Duration 42 months
Total Grant Value £811,714
Industrial Sectors Aerospace; Defence and Marine
Region East of England
Programme NC : Engineering, NC : Maths
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr M Juniper , Engineering, University of Cambridge (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Professor PF Linden , Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , University of St Andrews (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Reading (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Oxford (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Edinburgh (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Bristol (0.000%)
Project Contact , Queen Mary, University of London (0.000%)
Project Contact , University College London (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Warwick (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Birmingham (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Liverpool (0.000%)
Project Contact , Swansea University (0.000%)
Project Contact , Brunel University (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Glasgow (0.000%)
Project Contact , Keele University (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of East Anglia (0.000%)
Project Contact , City University (0.000%)
Project Contact , Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Nottingham (0.000%)
Project Contact , Newcastle University (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of London (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ove Arup & Partners Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Sheffield (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cranfield University (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Exeter (0.000%)
Project Contact , BP International Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Dundee (0.000%)
Project Contact , Aberystwyth University (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Bath (0.000%)
Project Contact , Durham University (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Plymouth (0.000%)
Project Contact , Bangor University (0.000%)
Project Contact , Northumbria University (0.000%)
Project Contact , Lancaster University (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Leicester (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Aberdeen (0.000%)
Project Contact , Manchester Metropolitan University (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Brighton (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Surrey (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Met Office (0.000%)
Project Contact , Dyson Appliances Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Breathing Buildings (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rolls-Royce PLC (0.000%)
Project Contact , J.M. Burgerscentrum - Research School for Fluid Mechanics, The Netherlands (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract Fluid mechanics underpins many established and emerging UK industries as well as critical societal issues such as climate science and energy consumption. Fluid mechanics research in the UK remains world-class across several dozen institutions. However, with the recent concentration of research council funding in a few universities, a network across institutions is needed to ensure that academic and industrial researchers can access the widest pool of expertise and resources, and can continue to innovate in critical emerging areas. The strategic mission of the UK Fluids Network is to keep the UK an international focal point for innovative, relevant, and impactful fluid mechanics, to engage as a group with industry, and to build leadership within the community.Early developments in fluid mechanics research were motivated by aerodynamics and this remains an important branch of the subject; Rolls-Royce, Airbus, and BAE Systems are 3 of the 6 most named partners in the Dowling review of Business-University Research Collaborations. As the subject has matured, a wide range of inter-disciplinary applications have emerged within research council priority areas. Examples include complex fluids and rheology, carbon capture and storage, and many aspects of the Energy challenge theme and Manufacturing the Future initiative.Fluid mechanics research in the UK remains world-class across many groups. In EPSRC's 2010 International Review of Mathematical Sciences, UK fluid mechanics research was described as ahead of Asian countries and the rest of Europe, behind only the US. However, there are on-going challenges to identify and fund critical emerging areas, to attract international investment against increasingly well-funded competition, to engage companies that have never participated in collaborations, and to respond to changing research council funding models. The aim of the network is to enable the UK fluid mechanics community to meet these challenges.There are around 20 joint efforts in the UK fluid mechanics community, many supported by research councils or InnovateUK. These are discipline-specific, such as the UK Turbulence consortium, the UK Applied Aerodynamics consortium, and the Industrial Mathematics KTN, or application-specific, such as the Aerospace Technology Institute, the Energy Generation and Supply KTN, and the Transport KTN. These focus on a limited set of established areas and therefore cover only a fraction of UK fluid mechanics activity. Many emerging areas, which have the biggest potential to create major step changes, fall between the cracks. The UKFN will complement these joint efforts, facilitating inter-disciplinary research and engagement with industry, and also support 40 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that address industrial, scientific, and societal challenges outside existing joint efforts.The UKFN draws inspiration from existing overseas networks. The Dutch Burgerscentrum (www.jmburgerscentrum.nl) enhances international visibility and national influence for Dutch fluid mechanics research. The European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence, and Combustion (ERCOFTAC www.ercoftac.org) organises SIGs, best practice guidelines, and industry events. The European Mechanics Society (www.euromech.org) organises conferences and colloquia. The American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD) coordinates the US fluid mechanics community in advocacy to funding agencies. There are similar organisations in India and China. The activities proposed for the UKFN are designed to have similar impact for the UK.
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