Professor Mark Cross
Professor Emeritus (Engineering)
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 295514

About Me

Over the years I have worked on the computational modelling and analysis of a wide range of materials/metals and minerals processes. These processes generally involve complex interacting physics over a variety of scales. As such most of my research has involved what is now called multi-physics and includes the development of numerical methods and software technologies.

Typically the models I have developed are very compute intensive and so the host software technologies are developed to take advantage of high performance parallel clusters. Recent interests have included:

Computational modelling of ore heap leaching processes
Centrifugal shape casting for TiAl blades in aerospace engines
Metal-metal seal design
Vertical axis wind and water turbine design
Micro-blood pump design optimisation
Macro-segregation of metals during solidification
Simulation based design of ventilation systems

Publications

  1. & Performance comparison of a blast furnace gravity dust-catcher vs. tangential triple inlet gas separation cyclone using computational fluid dynamics. Separation and Purification Technology 115-215.
  2. & Modelling and validation: Casting of Al and TiAl alloys in gravity and centrifugal casting processes. Applied Mathematical Modelling 37(14-15)-7643.
  3. & Simulations technique for the design of a vertical axis wind turbine device with experimental validation. Applied Energy
  4. & Benchmark experiments for simulations of a vertical axis wind turbine. Applied Energy
  5. & Performance comparison of a single and triple tangential inlet gas separation cyclone: A CFD Study. Powder Technology 235-531.

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Supervision

  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Nick Croft
    Other supervisor: Prof Mark Cross
  • '''Building a software tool simulating the multi-physics of thermal protection systems''' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Nick Croft
    Other supervisor: Prof Mark Cross
  • 'Computational modelling and process analysis of iron blast furnace primary gas cleaning systems' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Nick Croft
    Other supervisor: Prof Mark Cross
  • 'Design of a Miniaturised Implantable Blood Pump/' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Marc Clement
    Other supervisor: Prof Mark Cross
  • Analysis and optimization of ventilation systems for smoke control through computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling (awarded 2012)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Mark Cross
    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Bennett
  • Three dimensional multi physics model of the right ventricle of the heart (awarded 2011)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Nick Croft
    Other supervisor: Prof Mark Cross
  • The Factors Affecting the Performance of Metal to Metal Seals. (awarded 2010)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Arthur Lees
    Other supervisor: Prof Mark Cross
  • Computational Modelling of the Tidal Control of Ice Stream Velocities (awarded 2008)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Mark Cross
    Other supervisor: Prof Yuntian Feng
  • Simulating multi physics using the finite volume method (awarded 2008)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Mark Cross
    Other supervisor: Prof Yuntian Feng
  • A numerical model of the glacier midre Lovenbreen (awarded 2008)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Mark Cross
    Other supervisor: Prof Yuntian Feng
  • MRes Computational Modelling of Parachute Dynamics in Turbulent Flow (awarded 2007)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Avril Slone
    Other supervisor: Prof Mark Cross
  • CFD Modelling of sediment Transport (awarded 2007)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Alison Williams
    Other supervisor: Prof Mark Cross

External Responsibilities

  • Editor, Applied Mathematical Modelling (published by Elsevier)

    1984 - 2013

  • Editorial Board Membership, Advances in Engineering Software

    2000 - 2012

  • Editorial Board Membership, International Journal of Multi-physics

    2001 - Present

  • Member, EPSRC College

    1984 - 2012

  • Advisor, DTI Technology Programme

    1984 - Present

  • Reviewer, Many International Research Councils

    2003 - 2007

  • Technology Consultant, Multiple International Minerals and Metals Multi-National Corps.

    1990 - Present