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Mini project collaboration with Oxford University InFoMM CDT

Supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC), the Centre for Doctoral Training in Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling (InFoMM), based at the University of Oxford, trains students in the mathematical techniques required to address problems across a wide range of industrial sectors spanning many areas of applied mathematics.

As an industry partner to the programme, VerdErg collaborated with student Graham Benham during his 10-week mini project "Fluid dynamics of VETT design”, which acted as precursor to a full three-year doctoral research project. After many laboratory hydrodynamic testing campaigns and Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) studies, this collaboration presents the opportunity for VerdErg to reassess VETT’s basic principles from a mathematical approach and benefit from the fluid dynamic expertise at the University. Graham’s project was supervised by VerdErg’s Dr Paul Bird and the academic supervisory team of Prof Colin Please, Dr Ian Hewitt and Dr Rob Style.

The results of the project were presented at the mini-project presentation day on the 25th September 2015 at the University’s Mathematical Institute. VerdErg were pleased to learn about the other student - industry collaborations and the cutting-edge mathematical modelling and analysis used to address industrial problems. 

VerdErg are delighted to support and sponsor Graham jointly with the InFoMM CDT during his three-year DPhil research project "Mathematical Investigation of VETT Hydrodynamics”.

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