Personal profile


Dr Pringle is a Senior Lecturer in Fluid Dynamics with the Applied Mathematics Research Centre of Coventry University. He began his PhD (entitled `Transition in Pipe Flow: Nonlinear Mechanisms’) at the University of Bristol’s School of Mathematics in 2005. This work led to him being invited to give international seminars and taking up a FLUBIO Fellowship at the Facolta di Igegneria at the University of Genoa.

Having completed his thesis in 2009, Dr Pringle has since expanded his work into the field of geophysical flows while continuing his previous themes. This has led to joint collaboration with earth scientists and chemical engineers, looking to examine the behaviour of large bubbles rising through highly viscous fluids – both in simple and complex geometries.

Vision Statement

The problem of shear flow turbulence has been studied for well over a century, but still many questions remain about how it is structured and even how it is triggered. With the advance of computational power it has become increasingly possible to couple theoretical concepts with cutting edge numerical techniques to probe these problems and tease out the key elements.

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Research Output 2014 2015

2 Citations

Fully localised nonlinear energy growth optimals in pipe flow

Pringle, C. C. T., Willis, A. P. & Kerswell, R. R. Jun 2015 In : Physics of Fluids. 27, 6, 064102

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pipe flow
1 Citations

The existence and behaviour of large diameter Taylor bubbles

Pringle, C. C. T., Ambrose, S., Azzopardi, B. J. & Rust, A. C. Jun 2015 In : International Journal of Multiphase Flow. 72, p. 318-323

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flow of gases
Multiphase flow
20 Citations

An optimization approach for analysing nonlinear stability with transition to turbulence in fluids as an exemplar

Kerswell, R. R., Pringle, C. C. T. & Willis, A. P. 5 Aug 2014 In : Reports on Progress in Physics. 77, 8, 085901

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ordinary differential equations
Nonlinear dynamical systems
Fluid mechanics
Navier Stokes equations

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Participation in conference

Euromech Colloquium 561

Pringle, C. (Organising Committee)
19 May 201421 May 2014

Activity: Participation in conference