Posted on 9 August 2023
focusing the research activities of the Aberystwyth, Bangor and Swansea fluid mechanics groups working in the area of non-Newtonian fluid mechanics. Collaboration between the groups was already strong and the setting up of the Institute in 1991 formalised existing contacts within a University of Wales setting. In 2002, the Institute welcomed its first member from Cardiff University.
The Institute provides a multidisciplinary environment for meeting the challenge of modern rheological problems in industry. It brings together expertise in experimental and theoretical rheology, including the latest techniques for the characterisation of the mechanical behaviour of materials through rheometrical measurement. In addition, extensive expertise is available in the mathematical modelling of rheological flows, including complex three-dimensional flows associated with industrial processes.