"The Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) technique is the dominant methodology for studying rarefied gas flows. "

James Weir Fluids Laboratory

The unconventional and multiscale fluid dynamics needed to simulate and design engineering flow systems of the future.


The James Weir Fluids Laboratory at the University of Strathclyde exists to explore the fundamental flow physics that facilitates new fluids technologies underpinning energy, sustainability, nanotechnology, health, and transport. To do this, we have developed simulation tools to enable researchers and industry to test new concepts, products and designs; we have experimental platforms for microfluidics and complex fluids; and we are skilled in industrial computational fluid dynamics on local and national high-performance computers.


Our projects



Microscale Gas Flows Interfacial Dynamics Micro Droplet Technology

Rayleigh-Brillouin Scattering

Pore-Scale Study    


Science Scotland reported JWFL research: Solutions that go with the flow