Author Archives: Phil Dyke

Natural Ventilation

The study of how to ventilate a room without recourse to air conditioning has practical application to theatres and libraries where all but the quietest noise has to be avoided.   This project examines how classical fluid dynamics aids this practical application. You could be using complex analysis through mapping and solving partial differential equations in

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Non-linear Waves

This project concerns deriving equations that govern the propagation of waves on water, then solving them. These equations have two well-known solutions, the solitary wave (or soliton) and cnoidal waves. Some of the mathematics is quite involved but the satisfaction comes in being able to describe known observable wave phenomena. There is some opportunity for

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