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    Our work featured on cover of Journal of Fluid Mechanics  Cambridge University Press, 27 Jun 2017

    Work by PhD student Azan Sapardi, Wisam Hussam, Greg Sheard and our UK collaborator Alban Potherat, on the flow around a 180-degree bend has been featured on the cover of the leading Journal of Fluid Mechanics.

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    PhD completion for Ahmad Hamid  The Sheard Lab, 19 Oct 2016

    We congratulate Dr Ahmad Hamid on the conferral today of his PhD. Ahmad's thesis investigated electrical and physical mechanisms for heat transfer enhancement in magnetohydrodynamic duct flows.

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    Congratulations Tony and Sally on their Wedding!  The Sheard Lab, 1 Oct 2016

    We congratulate our team member Tony Vo on his marriage today to Sally. Best wishes for your future together, and thanks for having us share the occasion with you!

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    Ahmad Hamid wins Best Paper Award!  The Sheard Lab, 27 Sep 2016

    Congratulations to our PhD candidate, Ahmad Hamid, on winning the Best Paper Award at the Fifth International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering - ACSM 2016 (see link for a copy of his paper).

Recent publications

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    Linear stability of horizontal, laminar fully developed, quasi-two-dimensional liquid metal duct flow under a transverse magnetic field and heated from below.

    Physical Review Fluids 2 (3), 033902, 2017.

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    Linear stability of confined flow around a 180-degree sharp bend.

    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 822, 813-847, 2017.

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    Heat transfer enhancement using rectangular vortex promoters in confined quasi-two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic flows.

    International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 93, 186–199, 2016.

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    Linear stability and energetics of rotating radial horizontal convection.

    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 795, 1-35, 2016.

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    Two-dimensional wake dynamics behind cylinders with triangular cross-section under incidence angle variation.

    Journal of Fluids and Structures 63, 302-324, 2016.

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    Probing horizontal convection instability via perturbation of the forcing boundary layer using a synthetic jet.

    International Journal of Thermal Sciences 110, 251-260, 2016.

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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