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Fluid Dynamics

Welcome to our Fluid Dynamics research case studies

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The mechanics of fluid flow is one of the hardest problems in the science that underpins engineering. This is because its governing equations are extremely difficult to solve without numerous simplifying assumptions, its characteristics are very sensitive to changes in the environment or the geometry of the problem, and it can only be described adequately by examination at multiple scales. Yet, an adequate understanding of flow is essential across many areas of engineering - from marine and aerospace through urban environments to performance sport. Southampton researchers tackle the problem from both the computational and physical experimentation side, making use of an unrivalled set of facilities.

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Ultra-low head hydropower technology

Ultra-low head hydropower technology

Based on research work in Southampton, and in cooperation with aqysta Ltd., we developed and built a hydropower installation in Hijar/ Spain which pumps water onto fields above the canal.

Made to Measure

Made to Measure

Our research is using state-of-the experimental facilities and measurement methods to aid understanding of fluid flows relevant to aerodynamic and hydrodynamic applications.

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