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Professor Philip Gaskell

Professor in the Department of Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 44174
Room number: E373 (Higginson)

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Positions Available

The following funded PhD project is available: Evaporating sessile droplets: internal flow and pattern formation.

Research Groups

Department of Engineering

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  • Scholle, Markus, Gaskell, Philip H. & Marner, Florian (2019). A Potential Field Description for Gravity-Driven Film Flow over Piece-Wise Planar Topography. Fluids 4(2): 82.
  • Marner, F., Scholle, M., Herrmann, D. & Gaskell, P. H. (2019). Competing Lagrangians for incompressible and compressible viscous flow. Royal Society Open Science 6(1): 181595.
  • Scholle, M., Gaskell, P. H. & Marner, F. (2018). Exact integration of the unsteady incompressible Navier-Stokes equations, gauge criteria, and applications. Journal of Mathematical Physics 59(4): 043101.
  • Marner, F., Gaskell, P. H. & Scholle, M. (2017). A complex-valued first integral of Navier-Stokes equations: Unsteady Couette flow in a corrugated channel system. Journal of Mathematical Physics 58(4): 043102.
  • Shah, R. A., Gaskell, P.H. & Veremieiev, S. (2017). Free Surface Thin Film Flow of a Sisko’s Fluid over a Surface Topography. Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics 10(1): 307-317.
  • Bradley, Derek, Gaskell, Philip H., Gu, Xiaojun & Palacios, Adriana (2016). Jet flame heights, lift-off distances, and mean flame surface density for extensive ranges of fuels and flow rates. Combustion and Flame 164: 400.
  • Elbadawy, Ibrahim, Gaskell, Philip H., Lawes, Malcolm & Thompson, Harvey M. (2015). Numerical investigation of the effect of ambient turbulence on pressure swirl spray characteristics. International Journal of Multiphase Flow 77: 271.
  • Gilkeson, C.A., Toropov, V.V., Thompson, H.M., Wilson, M.C.T., Foxley, N.A. & Gaskell, P.H. (2014). Dealing with numerical noise in CFD-based design optimization. Computers & Fluids 94: 84.
  • Veremieiev, S., Thompson, H.M., Scholle, M., Lee, Y.C. & Gaskell, P.H. (2012). Electrified thin film flow at finite Reynolds number on planar substrates featuring topography. International Journal of Multiphase Flow 44: 48-69.
  • Scholle, M., Haas, A. & Gaskell, P.H. (2011). A first integral of Navier–Stokes equations and its applications. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 467(2125): 127-143.
  • Veremieiev, S., Thompson, H.M., Lee, Y.C. & Gaskell, P.H. (2010). Inertial thin film flow on planar surfaces featuring topography. Computers & Fluids 39(3): 431-450.
  • Scholle, M. Haas, A., Aksel1, N. Wilson, M.C.T. Thompson, H.M. & P. H. Gaskell (2008). Competing geometric and inertial effects on local flow structure in thick gravity-driven fluid films. Physics of Fluids 20(12): 123101.

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