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Professor Dwight Barkley

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Dwight Barkley

Professor of Mathematics
Office: B2.29
Phone: +44 (0)24 7652 4765
Email: D dot Barkley at warwick dot ac dot uk

Teaching Responsibilities 2017/18:
Terms 1/2:
MA4K8 Maths in Action Project
MA4K9 Research Project

Term 1: MA907 Numerical Methods

Research Interests:
Applied and computational mathematics - nonlinear phenomena

For more information and further publications see Dwight Barkley's homepage

Most relevant recent publications:

      • M. Chantry, L.S. Tuckerman and D. Barkley, Universal continuous transition to turbulence in a planar shear flow, J. Fluid Mech. 824, R1 (2017).
      • B. Song, D. Barkley, B. Hof, and M. Avila, Speed and structure of turbulent fronts in pipe flow, J. Fluid Mech. 813, 1045-1059 (2017).
      • D. Barkley, Theoretical perspective on the route to turbulence in a pipe, J. Fluid Mech. 803, P1 (2016).
      • M. Chantry, L.S. Tuckerman and D. Barkley, Turbulent-laminar patterns in shear flows without walls, J. Fluid Mech. 791, R8 (2016).
      • D. Barkley, B. Song, V. Mukund, G. Lemoult, M. Avila, and B. Hof, The rise of fully turbulent flow, Nature 526, 550-553 (2015).
      • S.E. Turton, L.S. Tuckerman, and D. Barkley, Prediction of frequencies in thermosolutal convection from mean flows, Phys. Rev. E 91, 043009 (2015).
      • J. Langham and D. Barkley, Non-specular reflections in a macroscopic system with wave-particle duality: Spiral waves in bounded media, Chaos 23, 013134 (2013).
      • D. Barkley, Simplifying the complexity of pipe flow, Phys. Rev. E 84, 016309 (2011).
      • K. Avila, D. Moxey, A. de Lozar, M. Avila, D. Barkley, B. Hof, The Onset of Turbulence in Pipe Flow, Science 333, 192-196 (2011).
      • L. S. Tuckerman and D. Barkley Patterns and dynamics in transitional plane Couette flow, Phys. Fluids 23, 041301 (2011).
      • D. Moxey and D. Barkley, Distinct large-scale turbulent-laminar states in transitional pipe flow , PNAS 107, 8091-8096 (2010).
      • C.D. Cantwell, D. Barkley, H.M. Blackburn, Transient growth analysis of flow through a sudden expansion in a circular pipe, Phys. Fluids 22, 034101 (2010).
      • V.N. Biktashev, D. Barkley, I.V. Biktasheva, Orbital motion of spiral waves in excitable media, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 058302 (2010).
      • H.M. Blackburn, S.J. Sherwin, and D. Barkley, Convective instability and transient growth in steady and pulsatile stenotic flows, J. Fluid Mech. 607, 267-277 (2008).
      • H.M. Blackburn, D. Barkley, and S.J. Sherwin, Convective instability and transient growth in flow over a backward-facing step, J. Fluid Mech. 603, 271-304 (2008).
      • D. Barkley, Barkley Model, Scholarpedia - The free peer reviewed encyclopedia, 3(11):1877 (2008).
      • D. Barkley and L.S. Tuckerman, Mean flow of turbulent-laminar patterns in plane Couette flow, J. Fluid Mech. 576, 109-137 (2007).
      • D. Barkley, Linear analysis of the cylinder wake mean flow, Europhys. Lett. 75, 750 - 756 (2006).
      • D. Barkley and L.S. Tuckerman, Computational study of turbulent-laminar patterns in Couette flow, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 014502 (2005).

      Recent Research grants:

      • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), TRANSFLOW (2014-2018)
      • EPSRC, Biglobal methods for optimal flow perturbations (2006-2007)
      • EPSRC, Responsce Functions for Drift of Spiral and Scroll Waves (01/10/2006 30/09/2009)
      • Royal Society, Spatio-temporal Complexity in Plane Couette Flow and in Non-Boussinesq convection (01/10/2003 - 01/10/2005)

      Recent Awards and Prizes:

      • Elected Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2016).
      • Total-ESPCI ParisTech Chair in "Sciences Focused on Energies, Carbon and the Environment" (2013).
      • Royal Society-Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow (2009-2010).
      • Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (2008).
      • Elected Fellow of The Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications (2008).
      • Senior Fellowship, Ville de Paris, Paris (2006-2007).
      • SIAM J.D. Crawford Prize(2005).