Simon Cox BSc (Warwick) PhD (East Anglia)
Head of The Department of Mathematics (Professor)
Room Number..........:  4.04
Building....................:  Physical Sciences
Phone.......................:   +44 (0)1970 622764
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Simon graduated with a degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Warwick in 1994. His PhD research at the University of East Anglia explored the effects of the large pressures generated by breaking waves, for example when they impact against coastal structures. Simon then moved to Trinity College Dublin where he investigated the Physics of Foams with Denis Weaire, firstly as a postdoctoral fellow with a Marie Curie award, and then as a temporary lecturer.
- Foam Rheology: Solution of problems relating to the flow of foams. Numerical implementation of meso-scopic bubble-scale models using the Surface Evolver, quantifying the role of viscosity in the flow of complex fluids such as foams.
- Foam Drainage: Use of analytical techniques, such as similarity solutions, and numerics to solve partial differential equations describing the viscous flow of liquid through a network of thin collapsible channels. Simple experiments on aqueous foams and soap films.
- Simulation of Cellular Structures: Analysis of instabilities in small clusters of cells. Simulation of area-minimizing structures using the Surface Evolver. Analysis and visualisation of three-dimensional disordered structures.
- Biological Morphology: Investigation of the morphology of echinoids (sea urchins) using an analogy with bubble formation. Application of the results of packing problems to infer details of the growth of biological systems such as flowers.
- Pressure Impulse Theory: Analysis of pressures induced by breaking waves on coastal structures. Potential theory.
- FG12910: Cynllunio Gyrfa a Datblygu Sgiliau Ffiseg
- MA10110: Coordinate and Vector Geometry
- MA25610: Hydrodynamics 1
- MA34610: Hydrodynamics ii
- MA34810: Mathematical Models of Biological Systems
- MP12910: Career Planning and Skills Development
- MT10110: Geometreg Gyfesurynnol a Fectoraidd
- MT12910: Cynllunio Gyrfa a Datblygu Sgiliau
- MT25610: Hydrodynameg 1
- PH12910: Physics Career Planning and Skills Development
Rhaniad arwynebedd lleiaf silindr yn dair rhan. Gwerddon (20) pp. 30-43. Cadair2015.
Simulations of bubble division in the flow of a foam past an obstacle in a narrow channel. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 473 10th Eufoam Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece,7-10 July, 2014. pp. 104-108. 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2014.10.038 Cadair2015.
Are large perimeter-minimizing two-dimensional clusters of equal-area bubbles hexagonal or circular? Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 469 (2149) 20120392 10.1098/rspa.2012.0392 Cadair2013.
The motion of a foam lamella traversing an idealised bi-conical pore with a rounded central region. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 438 pp. 56-62. 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2013.02.015 Cadair2013.
Deformation of a free interface pierced by a tilted cylinder: Variation of the contact angle. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 438 pp. 126-131. 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2012.12.030 Other Cadair2013.
Visualizing 3D time-dependent foam simulation data. In (eds) Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 8033 LNCS, no. PART 1 9th International Symposium on Advances in Visual Computing, ISVC 2013. PART 1th edn, Springer Nature pp. 255-265. 10.1007/978-3-642-41914-0_26 Other Cadair2013.
Methods for modelling food cellular structures and the relationship between microstructure and mechanical and rheological properties. In (eds) Food microstructures: Microscopy, measurement and modelling. Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition Elsevier pp. 310-323. Other Cadair2013.
Effect of gas diffusion on mobility of foam for EOR. Proceedings - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 2012: Unconventional Wisdom, ATCE 2012. Society of Petroleum Engineers pp. 3499-3509. Other Cadair2012.
Statistical Mechanics of Two-Dimensional Shuffled Foams: Prediction of the Correlation between Geometry and Topology. Physical Review Letters 107 (16) pp. 168304-168309. 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.168304 Cadair2012.
The transition from three-dimensional to two-dimensional foam structures. European Physical Journal E Cadair2011.
The Viscous Froth Model: steady states and the high-velocity limit. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 465 (2108) pp. 2391-2405. 10.1098/rspa.2009.0057 Cadair2009.
Effect of the number of shells on the pressure and energy of two-dimensional free bubble clusters. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 344 (1-3) pp. 33-36. 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2009.01.007 Cadair2009.
Calculations of the minimal perimeter for N deformable bubbles of equal area confined to the surface of a sphere. Cadair2009.
Simulations of two-dimensional foam rheology: Localization in linear Couette flow and the interaction of settling discs. European Physical Journal E 26 (1) pp. 81-89. 10.1140/epje/i2007-10286-0 Cadair2008.
Simulations of Two-Dimensional Foam under Couette Shear. Cadair2007.
Frontiers of the physics of foams. In (eds) Proceedings of the First International Symposium. ESA SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS, vol. 454 1st International Symposium on Microgravity Research and Applications in Physical Sciences and Biotechnology. European Space Agency, Paris pp. 103-108. Cadair2001.