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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Career

  • 1992-1994: Post-doctoral research fellow for the Japan-Canada Project in Weather and Climate of the Arctic, Department of Physics, University of Toronto
  • 1992-1993: Senior Visitor, Department of Engineering Science, Hokkaido University
  • 1995-1999: Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Bristol
  • 1999-2001: Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego
  • 2001-2005: Associate Professor (with tenure) of Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego
  • 2004-2005: Visiting Researcher (Poste Rouge au CNRS) in the Hydrodynamics Laboratory, (LaDyHX) Ecole Polytechnique-CNRS
  • 2005-9: University Lecturer in Fluid Flow, BP Institute and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2009-13: University Senior Lecturer in Fluid Flow, BP Institute and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2013-15: Reader in Environmental and Industrial Fluid Dynamics, BP Institute and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2015-: Professor of Environmental and Industrial Fluid Dynamics, BP Institute and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2005-: Fellow and College Lecturer in Mathematics, Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Research

  • stratified flows
  • turbulent mixing processes
  • Generalised flow instability and transition
  • turbulent plumes
  • building ventilation

Selected Publications

  • Scase, M.M., Caulfield, C.P., Linden, P.F. and Dalziel, S.B. (2007) Local implications for self-similar turbulent plume models. J. Fluid Mechanics 575, 257-265.
  • Patterson, M.D., Caulfield, C.P. and McElwaine, J.N. et al (2006) Time-dependent mixing in stratified Kelvin-Helmholtz billows: experimental observations. Geophys. Res. Lett. 33 (15), Art. No. L15608.
  • Scase, M.M., Caulfield, C.P., Dalziel, S.B. et al. (2006) Time-dependent plumes and jets with decreasing source strengths. J. Fluid Mechanics 563, 443-461.
  • Scase, M.M., Caulfield, C.P. and Dalziel, S.B. (2006) Boussinesq plumes and jets with decreasing source strengths in stratified environments. J. Fluid Mechanics 563, 463-472.
  • Flynn, M.R. and Caulfield, C.P. (2006) Natural ventilation in interconnected chambers. J. Fluid Mechanics 564, 139-158.
  • Tang, W., Caulfield, C.P. and Young, W.R. (2005) Bounds on dissipation in stress-driven flow in a rotating frame. J. Fluid Mechanics 540, 373-391.
  • Conroy, D.T., Llewellyn Smith, S.G. and Caulfield, C.P. (2005) Evolution of a chemically reacting plume in a ventilated room. J. Fluid Mechanics 537, 221-253.
  • Caulfield, C.P. (2005) Buoyancy flux bounds for surface-driven flow. J. Fluid Mechanics 536, 367-376.
  • Caulfield, C.P., Tang, W. and Plasting, S.C. (2004) Reynolds number dependence of an upper bound for the long-time-averaged buoyancy flux in plane stratified Couette flow. J. Fluid Mechanics 498, 315-332.
  • Tang, W., Caulfield, C.P. and Young, W.R. (2004) Bounds on dissipation in stress-driven flow. J. Fluid Mechanics 510, 333-352.
  • Peltier, W.R. and Caulfield, C.P. (2003) Mixing efficiency in stratified shear flows. Ann. Rev. Fluid Mech. 35, 135-167.
  • Woods, A.W., Caulfield, C.P. and Phillips, J.C. (2003) Blocked natural ventilation: The effect of a source mass flux. J. Fluid Mechanics 495, 119-133.
  • Caulfield, C.P. and Woods, A.W. (2002) The mixing of a room by a localized finite mass flux source of buoyancy. J. Fluid Mechanics 471, 33-50.
  • Lee, V. and Caulfield, C.P. (2001) Nonlinear evolution of a layered stratified shear flow . Dyn. Atmos. Oceans 34, 103-124.
  • Caulfield, C.P. and Kerswell, R.R. (2001) Maximal mixing rate in turbulent stably stratified shear flow. Phys. Fluids 13, 894-900.
  • Caulfield, C.P. and Peltier, W.R. (2000) The anatomy of the mixing transition in homogeneous and stratified free shear layers. J. Fluid Mechanics 413, 1-47.
  • Caulfield, C.P. and Kerswell, R.R. (2000) The nonlinear development of three-dimensional disturbances at hyperbolic stagnation points: a model of the braid region in mixing layers. Phys. Fluids 12, 1032-1043.
  • Caulfield, C.P. and Woods, A.W. (1998) Turbulent gravitational convection from a point source in a non-uniformly stratified environment. J. Fluid Mechanics 360, 229-248.
  • Caulfield, C.P., Yoshida, S. and Peltier, W.R. (1996) Secondary instability and three-dimensionalization in a laboratory accelerating shear layer with varying density differences. Dyn. Atmos. Oceans 23(1-4), 125-138.
  • Caulfield, C.P., Peltier, W.R., Yoshida, S. et al. (1995) An experimental investigation of the instability of a shear flow with multilayered density stratification. Phys. Fluids 7(12), 3028-3041.
  • Caulfield, C.P. and Woods, A.W. (1995) Plumes with non-monotonic mixing behavior. Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn. 79(1-4), 173-199.
  • Caulfield, C.P. (1994) Multiple linear instability of layered stratified shear-flow. J. Fluid Mechanics 258, 255-285.
  • Caulfield, C.P. and Peltier, W.R. (1994) Three dimensionalization of the stratified mixing layer. Phys. Fluids 6(12), 3803-3805.
  • Sutherland, B.R., Caulfield, C.P. and Peltier, W.R. (1994) Internal gravity-wave generation and hydrodynamic instability. J. Atmos. Sci. 51(22), 3261-3280.
  • Woods, A.W. and Caulfield, C.P. (1992) A laboratory study of explosive volcanic eruptions. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth 97(B5), 6699-6712.

Publications

The dynamics of stratified horizontal shear flows at low Péclet number
L Cope, P Garaud, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2020)
903,
a1
Mixing in forced stratified turbulence and its dependence on large-scale forcing
CJ Howland, JR Taylor, CP Caulfield, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2020)
898,
a7
Time‐Lapse Acoustic Imaging of Mesoscale and Fine‐Scale Variability within the Faroe‐Shetland Channel
A Dickinson, NJ White, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
(2020)
125,
Time-Lapse Seismic Imaging of Oceanic Fronts and Transient Lenses Within South Atlantic Ocean
KL Gunn, N White, CCP Caulfield
– Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
(2020)
125,
ARTN e2020JC016293
Wake Induced Long Range Repulsion of Aqueous Dunes.
KA Bacik, S Lovett, C-CP Caulfield, NM Vriend
– Phys Rev Lett
(2020)
124,
054501
The viscous Holmboe instability for smooth shear and density profiles
JP Parker, CP Caulfield, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2020)
896,
a14
Sensitivity of Deep Ocean Mixing to Local Internal Tide Breaking and Mixing Efficiency
L Cimoli, CCP Caulfield, HL Johnson, DP Marshall, A Mashayek, AC Naveira Garabato, C Vic
– Geophysical Research Letters
(2019)
46,
14622
Kelvin-Helmholtz billows above Richardson number $1/4$
JP Parker, CP Caulfield, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2019)
879,
R1
Nonlinear optimal control strategies for buoyancy-driven flows in the built environment
S Nabi, P Grover, CP Caulfield
– Computers & Fluids
(2019)
194,
104313
Testing the assumptions underlying ocean mixing methodologies using direct numerical simulations Testing the assumptions underlying ocean mixing methodologies using direct numerical simulations
JR Taylor, SM de Bruyn Kops, CP Caulfield, PF Linden
– Journal of Physical Oceanography
(2019)
49,
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Research Groups

Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information
High-Reynolds-Number Fluid Flow

Room

B1.36

Telephone

01223 337744