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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

Complex Flow Systems Research Group (CFSRG)

The Complex Flow Systems research group conducts multi-disciplinary research on a wide range of topics including aerodynamics, thermo-fluids, energy system and granular flow.  Its work is characterised by the diversity in methodology and approach: theoretical, simulation and modelling and analysis and experiment.

The work is closely linked with several EPSRC supported networks including the UK Turbulence Consortium (UKTC), the Physiological Flow, and Condensed-phase Reactive Flow.  Several ongoing research projects are supported by EPSRC, Leverhulme Trust, and Siemens Industrial Turbo-machinery.


Our activities can be broadly divided into the following themes:

  • Direct and large-eddy simulation of transitional and turbulent flows
  • Shock and boundary-layer interactions
  • Aerodynamics
  • Thermo-fluids
  • Energy system
  • Granular flow