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    PhD success for Tzekih Tsai!  The Sheard Lab, 21 Jan 2019

    We congratulate Dr Tzekih Tsai on the conferral of his PhD. Tzekih's PhD made new discoveries in the stability of non-rotating and rotating horizontal convection.

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    Two-dimensionalisation of optimal disturbances in MHD duct flows revealed in our latest Journal of Fluid Mechanics paper  The Sheard Lab, 19 Dec 2018

    Our latest research into magnetohydrodynamic duct flows reveals the path from three-dimensional optimal disturbances (as shown) to two-dimensional structures aligned with the magnetic field.

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    Visitor Professor Alban Potherat's farewell dinner  The Sheard Lab, 18 Oct 2018

    This evening we bade farewell to our recent visiting colleague, Professor Alban Potherat of Coventry University, UK. We are shown here at Japanese restaurant Nishikian, L to R: Oliver, Alban, Greg, Peyman, Zhi, Tony and Tzekih.

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    Professor Alban Potherat visits our lab  The Sheard Lab, 13 Oct 2018

    Professor Alban Potherat, Coventry University, visits the Sheard Lab at Monash University. Here we gathered for dinner at Airstream Cafe near the Monash University campus. L to R: Sneha, Sajjad, Alban, Tony, Oliver, Zhi, Tzekih and Peyman.

Recent publications

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    Transitions and scaling in horizontal convection driven by different temperature profiles.

    International Journal of Thermal Sciences 148, 106166, 2020.

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    Horizontal convection in shallow enclosures scales with height, not length, at low Rayleigh numbers.

    International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 109, 104308, 2019.

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    From three-dimensional to quasi-two-dimensional: Transient growth in magnetohydrodynamic duct flows.

    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 861, 382-406, 2019.

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    Natural convection heat transfer utilizing nanofluid in a cavity with a periodic side-wall temperature in the presence of a magnetic field.

    International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 104, 127-135, 2019.

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    Stability of the wakes of cylinders with triangular cross-sections.

    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 844, 721-745, 2018.

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    Effect of vortex promoter shape on heat transfer in MHD duct flow with axial magnetic field.

    International Journal of Thermal Sciences 134, 453-464, 2018.

Joining our team

We are expanding our team and welcome outstanding graduates with an interest in fluid mechanics, magnetohydrodynamics or convection and heat transfer to study towards a PhD. Applications must be made through Monash Graduate Research (how to apply?).

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