publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Free surface flows in industry

Murphy, Ellen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: University of Limerick
  • Country: Ireland
peer-reviewed Applied mathematicians have long sourced problems from industrial processes. The relationship between mathematics and industry is mutually beneficial. Mathematical models provide industry with invaluable insights into the fundamental physical processes at play in a system and give mathematicians the opportunity to apply known techniques to new problems. In this thesis, two independent problems originating in industrial processes are studied, with a common feature of a fluid free surface. The first problem concerns the manufacture of contact lenses. Contact lenses are produced by placing a fluid between two moulds and squeezing the fluid outwards to...
free text keywords: applied mathematics, industry, manufacturing
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