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Researcher: Kirkpatrick, MP (Dr Michael Kirkpatrick)

Fields of Research

Numerical Analysis
Atmospheric Sciences
Heat and Mass Transfer Operations
Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics
Environmental Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Geophysics
Environmental Engineering Modelling
Turbulent Flows

Research Objectives

Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Land and Water Management of environments
Commercial Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
Aerospace Equipment
Urban and Industrial Water Management
Rehabilitation of Degraded Urban and Industrial Environments
Forest and Woodlands Land Management
Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Transport
Environmentally Sustainable Transport

Career Best Publications

A representation of curved boundaries for the solution of the Navier-Stokes equations on a staggered three-dimensional Cartesian grid; Journal of Computational Physics
Experimental and Large eddy Simulation Results for the Purging of Salt Water from Cavity by an Overflow of Fresh Water; International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Large eddy simulation of a propagating turbulent premixed flame; Flow, Turbulence and Combustion
On the application of the dynamic Smagorinsky model in large-eddy simulations of the cloud-topped atmospheric boundary layer; Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
The impact of humidity above stratiform clouds on indirect aerosol climate forcing; Nature

Research Publications

A representation of curved boundaries for the solution of the Navier-Stokes equations on a staggered three-dimensional Cartesian grid; Journal of Computational Physics
Computational fluid dynamics modelling and tube erosion rates in bagasse fired boilers; Journal of the Energy Institute
Evaluation of large-eddy simulations via observations of nocturnal marine stratocumulus; Monthly Weather Review
Experimental and Large eddy Simulation Results for the Purging of Salt Water from Cavity by an Overflow of Fresh Water; International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Large eddy simulation of a propagating turbulent premixed flame; Flow, Turbulence and Combustion
Large eddy simulation of Isothermal Swirling Flow; 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion
On the application of the dynamic Smagorinsky model in large-eddy simulations of the cloud-topped atmospheric boundary layer; Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Simulation of vortex shedding flows using high-order fractional step methods; ANZIAM Journal
The impact of humidity above stratiform clouds on indirect aerosol climate forcing; Nature

Research Projects

Freshing, Mixing and Purging of Riverine Saline Ponds by Freshwater Overflow; Australian Research Council (ARC)
A Comparison of Heat Pumps and Gas Heaters for Domestic use in Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision

Development of a Cyclone Rice Dryer
Unsteady Flow and Transition Phenomena in an Axial Flow Compressor
Unsteady Operation of the Francis Turbine