Professor Michael Webster
Telephone: (01792) 295656
Room: Academic Office - A_122
Engineering Central
Bay Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Computational Rheology


  1. & On modelling viscoelastic flow through abrupt circular 8:1 contractions – matching experimental pressure-drops and vortex structures. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics
  2. & On the use of continuous spectrum and discrete-mode differential models to predict contraction-flow pressure drops for Boger fluids. Physics of Fluids
  3. & Flow past a sphere: Predicting enhanced drag with shear-thinning fluids, dissipative and constant shear-viscosity models. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 244, 25-41.
  4. & Hyperbolic contraction measuring systems for extensional flow. Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials
  5. & Contraction-ratio variation and prediction of large experimental pressure-drops in sharp-corner circular contraction-expansions–Boger fluids. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 237, 39-53.

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  • EG-160 Fluid Mechanics 1

    The module provides an introduction to the methods that can be employed by engineers for the analysis of basic problems involving stationary and flowing fluids.

  • EG-231 Heat Transfer

    The module is designed to provide a basic understanding of heat transfer. Subjects will include: conduction, forced and natural convection and an introduction to radiation.