Nicole Rockliff

Dr Nicole Rockliff


Principal Teaching Fellow in Mechanical Engineering Sciences
BSc(Adel), PhD(Camb), CMath, FIMA, MWES
+44 (0)1483 689689
13B AA 03

Academic and research departments

Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences.

Biography

Areas of specialism

Research: fluids mechanics, mathematical modelling and CFD; Teaching: Engineering mathematics, numerical methods and programming, fluids mechanics

Affiliations and memberships

Women's Engineering Society
Member 1989- date
Hon Secretary 1996-99
President 2000-2001
Institution of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)
Fellow (1987- date)

Business, industry and community links

Engineering Development Trust (EDT)
Trustee (1998-2004)
Verena Holmes Lecture Trust
Trustee 1995-2009
Tormead School, Guildford
Governor 2006-2011

Research

Research interests

My teaching

Courses I teach on

Undergraduate

My publications

Publications

Research Publications:

2004    AA Sotiriadis, R.B.Thorpe, N.F.Kirkby & N.Rockliff Liquid recirculation beneath a ventilated cavity in a vertical pipe Proceedings of 3rd International Symposium on Two-Phase Flow Modelling and Experimentation Pisa, Italy 22-24 September, paper bja09. (ISBN 88-467-1075-4)

2002    N Rockliff and J Fielding Moving Up: a report of the Athena funded UniS Project UniS Briefing No 10 23 Sept 2002 4 pp

2002    N.Rockliff and J Fielding Moving Up Athena Project report no.13, Equality  Challenge Unit, UUK 4 pp (summarized from full internal report c 60 pages of

            same name to UUK ECU Athena Project Office)

2000    Sing Hon Lo, Peter Ryal Voke & Nicole Jacqueline Rockliff Three-dimensional Vortices of a Spatially Developing Plane Jet.  International Journal of Fluid

            Dynamics 4, Article 1 (21 pp) http://elecpress.monahg.edu.au/ijfd/200_vol4/paper1/paper.htm

2000   Sing Hon Lo , PR Voke & N Rockliff Eddy structures in a simulated turbulent boundary layer  Flow, Turbulence and Combustion. 64, pp 1-28

1998   N Rockliff & N Steggel The effect of after-body geometry on the vortex-shedding characteristics of bluff bodies Proceedings 13th Australasian Fluid                       Mechanics Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, December 13-18 1998.

1997   N. Steggel & N.J. Rockliff Simulation of the effects of body shape on lock-in characteristics in pulsating flows by the discrete vortex method. J. Wind Eng.             & Industr. Aero., 69-71, pp 317-329

1995     N Steggel, NJ Rockliff & IP Castro Numerical simulation of in-line  oscillatory flow past square cylinders by the Discrete Vortex Method.  Proceedings of

             Applied Mechanics Division Symposium on Fluid Structure Interactions, 1995 ASME Winter Annual Meeting, San Francisco

1994     IP Castro & NJ Rockliff (eds.) Stably Stratified flows: Flow and Dispersion over Topography,  IMA Conference Series 52, Clarendon Press, Oxford

1994     MF Paisley, IP Castro & NJ Rockliff Steady and unsteady computations of strongly stratified flows over a vertical barrier , pp 39-60 in Stably Stratified

            flows: Flow and Dispersion over Topography, IMA Conference Series 52, Clarendon Press, Oxford

1992     MF Paisley, IP Castro & NJ Rockliff Two dimensional strongly stratified flows over obstacles  Poster presented at ICFD conference on Numerical                          Methods in  Fluid Dynamics, Reading University, April 1992

1986    J Johnson & N Rockliff Shelf break circulation processes, pp 33-62 in Baroclinic  Processes on Continental Shelves (ed. CNK Mooers), AGU Coastal                    and Estuarine Sciences Series 3

1985     N Rockliff & R Smith Topographic effects on nonlinear edge waves  Geophys. and Astrophys. Fluid Dynamics 34, 201-226

1984    N Rockliff The normal modes of a stratified shear flow: the effect of a free surface, J. Eng. Maths. 18, 287-298

1984    N Rockliff Long nonlinear waves in stratified shear flows , Geophys. and Astrophys. Fluid Dynamics 28, 55-75

1980    N Rockliff Nonlinear edge waves  PhD thesis, University of Cambridge

1978   N Rockliff Finite amplitude effects in free and forced edge waves  Math. Proc. Camb. Phil. Soc. 83, 463-479

 

Research Conference and invited presentations:

2003  Nicole Rockliff and Jane Fielding “Moving Up: the University of Surrey Athena project” 3rd European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education             Genoa April 13-16 2003

2001    N Rockliff and J Fielding “Moving Up at the University of Surrey: initial results”  Athena Project meeting Herriot-Watt University, 2001.

1996    N.Steggel & N.J.Rockliff Simulation of the effects of body shape on lock-in characteristics in pulsating flows by the discrete vortex method. Third

            International Colloquium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Applications, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, USA

1996   N Rockliff & N Steggel Simulation of the flow about rectangular cylinders of  varying aspect ratio by a viscous discrete vortex method British Applied

            Mathematics/38th British Theoretical Mechanics Colloquium, Loughborough University of Technology

1995   N Steggel, NJ Rockliff & IP Castro Numerical simulation of in-line  oscillatory flow past square cylinders by the Discrete Vortex Method.  Symposium on               Fluid Structure Interactions, Applied Mechanics Division  1995 ASME Winter Annual Meeting, San Francisco

1991    N Rockliff Circulation and upwelling at the continental shelf edge,  Invited seminar, Department of Mathematics, University of Surrey.

1988    N Rockliff Secondary upwelling at the shelf break, Invited seminar, University of Southampton Mathematics Department.

1988    N Rockliff Secondary upwelling at the shelf break, 30th British Theoretical  Mechanics Colloquium, Imperial College, London.

1984    N Rockliff The effect of the shelf break on upwelling, NERC Oceanic Modelling

            Group Meeting, Norwich

1983    N Rockliff Circulation and upwelling over the shelf break 18th Gen Assembly IUGG Hamburg

1982    N Rockliff Forced internal waves in a shear flow, 24th British Theoretical  Mechanics Colloquium (BTMC), City University, London

1980   N Rockliff Topographic effects on nonlinear  edge waves , 22nd British Theoretical Mechanics Colloquium, Cambridge.

 

Publications on engineering education, careers and policy (solicited articles)

1998     N Rockliff  To be - or not to be - an engineer?  Careers Adviser (Summer issue)

1998     N Rockliff  The Women’s Engineering Society in Surrey  Surrey Framework:Surrey Branch Inst. of Structural Engineers Newsletter 2, p2.         

1997     N Rockliff  Profile The Woman Engineer, 16 (9) p10

1997     N Rockliff Engineering IS for girls  Which Course, 27(1), p49

1997     N Rockliff Engineering  Firm Foundations  School Leaver 27(5), pp 14 -15

1994      N Rockliff The Engineering Council Review of Engineering Formation The Woman Engineer 15(6), pp 6-7.