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Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TAM) is the study of fluid and solid mechanics, from both a theoretical and applied perspective.

Research in TAM at Adelaide dates back to the founding of the University through the work of the Foundation Chair of Mathematics, Sir Horace Lamb.

We are involved in leading edge research in areas such as dynamical systems, mathematical biology, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics. Our research aims to develop a fundamental understanding of the behaviour of mechanical and biological systems through the use of advanced mathematical techniques and the use of modern computing technologies.

Researcher and Interests
Sanjeeva Balasuriya Dynamical systems, differential equations, applied analysis, chaotic mixing, geophysical flows, combustion waves, mathematical ecology
Luke Bennetts Waves in random and complex media; multiple wave scattering; hydroelasticity; modelling dynamics of the ice-covered ocean.
Benjamin Binder Cellular automata and continuum models, free-surface flows, potential flows
Judith Bunder Computational multiscale modelling in complex systems,  computational algorithms for high performance computing
David Clements Anisotropic elasticity, fracture mechanics, seismic wave propagation, heat flow in solids, flow through porous media, fiber-reinforced materials, contact problems
Barry Cox Applied mathematical models for nanoscaled systems with applications in electromechanical nanodevices, novel media for gas capture and storage, and advanced materials
Ed Green Mathematical modelling of biological problems, Fluid Mechanics, Pattern formation, Reaction-diffusion equations, Free boundary problems, Agent-based models
Brendan Harding Particle-laden flows, Computational fluid dynamics, Fractal geometry, High dimensional approximation, High performance computing
Trent Mattner Fluid mechanics, including turbulence, direct and large-eddy simulation, bushfires, buoyancy-driven flows, rotating flows, vortical flows and boundary layers
Lewis Mitchell Event prediction using open data, social networks, computational social science, human dynamics, as well as the mathematics of weather and climate, particularly ensemble-based data assimilation techniques
Tony Roberts Modelling emergent dynamics in complex systems, simulation and modelling of flood flows and thin fluids, fractal geometry
Yvonne Stokes Viscous fluid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, mathematical biology, industrial mathematics
Hayden Tronnolone Viscous Fluid Mechanics, Mathematical Biology
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