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email: sxc AT aber DOT ac DOT uk
Department of Mathematics
Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science
Aberystwyth University
Institute of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics

Phone: +44-(0)1970-622764
Fax: +44-(0)1970-622826


Research and Teaching

Curriculum Vitae

Research on Foams

A Gallery of Foam Motion

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Foam News

September 2014: This month's science cafe at Aberystwyth Arts Centre was on Mathematics in the Bath. Simon presented some ideas from the geometry of soap bubbles, followed by a grilling from the audience.

August 2014: Simon was interviewed on Radio Cardiff as part of the Science and Technology Radio Show "Pythagoras' Trousers", talking about foams and bubbles.

July 2014: Michael Dennin from UC Irvine is visiting Aberystwyth to discuss foam rheology.

July 2014: Simon attended the EuFoam conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, speaking about The effects of channel geometry on foam structure and flow, and a conference on Recent Advances in Numerical Simulation of Hydraulic Fracture in Rzeszow, Poland, speaking about The effects of pore geometry on foam flow in porous media.

June 2014: Tudur and Llinos got married!

May 2014: Simon is currently on overseas leave as Professeur Invité at the Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes at the Université Paris Diderot for a month, working with Florence Elias and others.

April 2014: The next spring meeting of the Institute of non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics will be at Ruthin Castle, 30th March to 1st April 2015. The theme will be Structured Fluids. See the INNFM website for further details.

April 2014: From 14th to 16th, Tudur and Simon are at the Institute of non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics Spring Meeting at spectacular Lake Vyrnwy. The theme of this year's conference is Advances in Rheometry, and the proceedings will be dedicated to Ken Walters on the occasion of his 80th birthday and in recognition of his contributions to rheology. The meeting also plays host to the AGM of the British Society of Rheology.

February 2014: The Foams and Minimal Surfaces follow-up meeting will be held during the last week of this month. Almost 50 foamy people, many of them from the original meeting in 2002, will be in Cambridge for the week. The programme is now available on the website of the Newton Institute.

December 2013: Simon learnt about the rheology of Coating, Printing and Painting at the BSR's midwinter meeting in Cambridge.

November 2013: The website for the 2014 British Applied Mathematics Colloquium is now available. The meeting will be held in Cardiff next April, organised by members of WIMCS.

November 2013: Simon will be teaching at the school on the Structure and dynamics of liquid foams and their applications in Orsay, France, during the first week of November. The school is loosely based on the book Foams: Structure and Dynamics.

July 2013: The translated French textbook on foams: "Foams: Structure and Dynamics" is now available from OUP. It contains chapters on Uses of foams; Foams at equilibrium; Birth, life and death; Rheology; Experimental and numerical methods, all interwoven to provide an exhaustive source on the physics and physico-chemistry of foams.

June 2013: Joint work with colleagues in Rennes has resulted in a featured paper in Physics of Fluids, on the flow of foams down parallel narrow channels.

See foam news archive for more.


Also see AU's repository.

L.E. Nonnekes, S.J. Cox and W.R. Rossen (2014) Effect of Gas Diffusion on Mobility of Foam for Enhanced Oil Recovery. Transport in Porous Media (Preprint).

S.J. Cox (2014) Simulations of bubble division in the flow of a foam past an obstacle in a narrow channel. Coll. Surf A. In press. (Preprint).

M. Durand, A.M. Kraynik, F. van Swol, J. Kafer, C. Quilliet, S.J. Cox, S.A. Talebi and F. Graner (2014) Statistical Mechanics of Two-Dimensional Shuffled Foams, part II: Geometry - Topology Correlation in Small or Large Disorder Limits. Phys. Rev. E. 89: 062309. Preprint

P. Grassia, E. Mas Hernandez, N. Shokri, S.J. Cox, G. Mishuris and W.R. Rossen (2014) Analysis of a Model for Foam Improved Oil Recovery. J. Fl. Mech. 751: 346-405.

S.J. Cox and S.A. Jones (2014) Instability of stretched and twisted soap films in a cylinder. J. Eng. Math. 86: 1-7. Preprint.

R. Satomi, P. Grassia, S.J. Cox, G. Mishuris and L. Lue (2013) Diffusion of curvature on a sheared semi-infinite film, Proc. Roy. Soc A. 469: 20130359. (Preprint).

S.J. Cox (2013) Methods for modelling food cellular structures and the relationship between microstructure and mechanical and rheological properties. In Food microstructures: Microscopy, measurement and modelling, V.J. Morris and K. Groves (eds), Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition No. 254.

I. Cantat, S. Cohen-Addad, F. Elias, F. Graner, R. Hohler, O. Pitois, F. Rouyer, A. Saint-Jalmes, R. Flatman (trans.), and S.J. Cox (ed.) (2013) Foams: structure and dynamics. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

S.A. Jones, B. Dollet, Y. Meheust, S.J. Cox, I. Cantat (2013) Structure-dependent mobility of a dry aqueous foam flowing along two parallel channels, Phys. Fluids. 25: 063101

A.L. Hazel, M. Pailha, S.J. Cox, A. Juel (2013) Multiple states of finger propagation in partially occluded tubes, Phys. Fluids. 25: 062106.

S. Ishihara, K. Sugimura, S.J. Cox, I. Bonnet, Y. Bellaiche, F. Graner (2013) Comparative study of non-invasive force and stress inference methods in tissue, Eur. Phys. J. E. 36: 45. Preprint. Cover Image.

See publications archive for more.

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