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Professor Rob Poole BEng (Hons) PhD

Professor Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng

Research

Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics

Secondary flow in a serpentine channel
Secondary flow in a serpentine channel

Rob Poole has active research in viscoelastic fluid flows and rheology, experimental fluid mechanics for turbulent flows and those involving heat transfer.

Research Grants

Instabilities in Complex Fluid Flows: understanding, exploitation and cure (ICOMPFF)

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC), UK RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (UKRI) (UK)

November 2015 - September 2021

Enhancing Heat Transfer in Porus Metals through Optimisation of Flow Resistance.

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

December 2015 - July 2018

Normal-stress estimates for model fluids

PROCTER AND GAMBLE LTD (UK)

May 2016 - October 2016

Viscoelastic simulations in multi-Contraction Geometry: 2D steady PTT simulations

PROCTER AND GAMBLE LTD (UK)

June 2016 - August 2017

Hibernating Turbulence

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

July 2012 - March 2015

The effects of realistic tidal flows on the performance and structural integrity of tidal stream turbines

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

July 2012 - September 2015

Computational non-newtonian fluid mechanics.

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

June 2005 - August 2005

Non-Newtonian fluid flow through a gradual contraction: the 'cat's ears' effect.

THE NUFFIELD FOUNDATION (UK)

August 2005 - September 2005

The XVth International Congress on Rheology

ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

July 2008 - August 2008

Extensional rheometer for characterisation of viscoelastic liquids.

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

January 2004 - December 2004

Extensional viscosity measurements of drag-reducing polymer solutions using a capillary break-up extensional rheometer.

ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

April 2005

Experimental and numerical investigation of laminar non-newtonian fluid flow through nozzles.

BRITISH COUNCIL (UK)

April 2005 - March 2006

The flow of non-Newtonian liquids through nozzles.

THE NUFFIELD FOUNDATION (UK)

April 2004 - March 2006

Experiments and numerical modelling of viscoelastic contraction flow: the "cats ears" phenomenon.

BRITISH COUNCIL (UK)

April 2007 - March 2008

University of Liverpool Institutional Discipline Bridging.

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

October 2003 - October 2006

LDA Measurements of non-Newtonian liquids in pipe flow.

ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

June 2006 - July 2006

Laminar viscoelastic flow through a 1:4 plane sudden expansion.

ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

July 2004

Numerical simulation of viscoelastic fluid flow.

ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

March 2006 - February 2007