Jim Denier


1991 …2020
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Personal profile


My research interests are in fluid mechanics, in particualr in the behaviour of fluid flows at high speed. The majority of my research is curiosity driven, aiming to explore fundamental aspects of the mechanics of fluids. 


You can find more information about me, and my research, on my personal website

Education/Academic qualification

Applied Mathematics, PhD, The University of New South Wales

… → 1989

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Outputs 1991 2019

  • 38 Article
  • 6 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Foreword/postscript/introduction

Instabilities in the flow around an impulsively rotated sphere

Calabretto, S. A. W. & Denier, J. P., 16 Jul 2019, In : Physical Review Fluids. 4, 7, p. 1-14 14 p., 073904.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Boundary layers
Boundary Layer
Vortex flow

Pressure and flow in the umbilical cord

Wilke, D. J., Denier, J. P., Khong, T. Y. & Mattner, T. W., 5 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Biomechanics. 79, p. 78-87 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Umbilical Cord
Pressure drop
Pulsatile Flow

The transient development of the flow in an impulsively rotated annular container

Calabretto, S. A. W., Denier, J. P. & Mattner, T. W., Dec 2018, In : Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics. 32, 6, p. 821-845 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

rigid structures

Parametric search and optimisation of fast displacement hull forms using RANS simulations of full-scale flow

Bretscher, E., Norris, S. E., Mason, A. J., Macfarlane, G. J. & Denier, J. P., 2017, 7th International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering, MARINE 2017. Visonneau, M., Queutey, P. & Le Touzé, D. (eds.). Barcelona: International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering, p. 515-528 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Parametric Search
Parametric Optimization
Computational fluid dynamics
Search Algorithm

Steep waves in free-surface flow past narrow topography

Wade, S. L., Binder, B. J., Mattner, T. W. & Denier, J. P., 2017, In : Physics of Fluids. 29, 6, p. 1-6 6 p., 062107.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
solitary waves
stagnation point

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Membership of board

Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (External organisation)

Jim Denier (Member)

Activity: MembershipMembership of board