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Faculty of Engineering

Professor Peter Jimack

BSc (Bristol); PhD (Bristol)

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Professor of Scientific Computing

Research activities

Peter's general research area is Scientific Computation and he is particularly interested in efficient, accurate and reliable computational techniques for the solution of partial differential equations. The majority of his research work has involved the development and analysis of adaptive finite element algorithms and the use of parallel computer architectures.

Research Institute Membership

Research students

Professor Jimack is currently supervising the following research student(s):

Khaled Al-Ghaithi
Ahlam Alrehaili Efficient iterative solution algorithms for numerical models of multiphase flow

Teaching activities

In session 2015-2016 Peter teaches module leader for COMP5990M, COMP5991M and COMP5992M, which are taken by students studying in the EPRSC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics

In 2015/2016, Professor Jimack will be involved in teaching the following modules:

Pro Dev Skills1 COMP5990M
Pro Dev Skills 2 COMP5991M
Pro Dev Skills 3 COMP5992M

Selected publications

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Bollada PC, Goodyer CE, Jimack PK, Mullis AM Simulations of three-dimensional dendritic growth using a coupled thermo-solutal phase-field model. Applied Physics Letters, vol. 107, 2015.LINK
Bollada PC, Goodyer CE, Jimack PK, Mullis AM, Yang FW Three dimensional thermal-solute phase field simulation of binary alloy solidification. Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 287, pp.130-150. 2015.LINK
Ahmed S, Goodyer CE, Jimack PK An adaptive finite element procedure for fully-coupled point contact elastohydrodynamic lubrication problems. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 282, pp.1-21. 2014.LINK
Brabazon KJ, Hubbard ME, Jimack PK Nonlinear multigrid methods for second order differential operators with nonlinear diffusion coefficient. Computers and Mathematics with Applications, vol. 68, pp.1619-1634. 2014.LINK
Lu H, Berzins M, Goodyer CE, Jimack PK Adaptive High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin Solution of Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication. Advances in Engineering Software, vol. 45, pp.313-324. 2012.DOI
Ahmed S, Goodyer CE, Jimack PK An Efficient Preconditioned Iterative Solution of Fully-Coupled Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication Problems. Applied Numerical Mathematics, vol. 62, pp.649-663. 2012.DOI
Bollada PC, Jimack PK, Mullis AM A new approach to multi-phase formulation for the solidification of alloys. Physica D - Nonlinear Phenomena, vol. 241, pp.816-829. 2012.LINK
Goodyer CE, Jimack PK, Mullis A, Dong H, Xie Y On the fully implicit solution of a phase-field model for binary alloy solidification in three dimensions. Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, vol. 4, pp.665-684. 2012.LINK
Ahmed S, Goodyer CE, Jimack PK On the linear finite element analysis of fully coupled point contact elastohydrodynamic lubrication problems. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part J - Journal of Engineering Tribology, vol. 226, pp.350-361. 2012.DOI
Green JR, Jimack PK, Mullis AM, Rosam J An Adaptive, Multilevel Scheme for the Implicit Solution of Three-Dimensional Phase-Field Equations. Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, vol. 27, pp.106-120. 2011.LINK
Fadel H, Agouzoul M, Jimack PK High-order finite difference schemes for incompressible flows. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, vol. 65, pp.1050-1070. 2011.DOI
Davies CJ, Gubbins D, Jimack PK Scalability of pseudospectral methods for geodynamo simulations. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, vol. 23, pp.38-56. 2011.DOI
Tenchev R, Gough T, Harlen OG, Klein DH, Jimack PK, Walkley MA Three dimensional finite element analysis of the flow of polymer melts. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, vol. 166, pp.307-320. 2011.LINK
Jimack PK, Kirby RM Towards the development of an h-p-refinement strategy based upon error estimate sensitivity. Computers & Fluids, vol. 46, pp.277-281. 2011.DOI
Hart DE, Berzins M, Goodyer CE, Jimack PK Using adjoint error estimation techniques for elastohydrodynamic lubrication line contact problems. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, vol. 67, pp.1559-1570. 2011.DOI
Baines MJ, Hubbard ME, Jimack PK Velocity-Based Moving Mesh Methods for Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations. Communications in Computational Physics, vol. 10, pp.509-576. 2011.LINK
Gaskell PH, Jimack PK, Sellier M, Thompson HM Flow of evaporating, gravity-driven thin liquid films over topography. Physics of Fluids, vol. 18, pp.013601. 2006.LINK
Baines MJ, Hubbard ME, Jimack PK A moving mesh finite element algorithm for fluid flow problems with moving boundaries. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, vol. 47, pp.1077-1083. 2005.LINK
Walkley MA, Gaskell PH, Jimack PK, Kelmanson MA, Summers JL Finite element simulation of three-dimensional free-surface flow problems. Journal of Scientific Computing, vol. 24, pp.147-162. 2005.LINK
Gaskell PH, Jimack PK, Sellier M, Thompson HM, Wilson MCT Gravity-driven flow of continuous thin liquid films on non-porous substrates with topography. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 509, pp.253-280. 2004.LINK

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