Emeritus Professor Raja Huilgol

Emeritus Professor

College of Science and Engineering

place Tonsley (4.025)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor Huilgol is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics. His research interests cover a wide range of areas: Hopf bifurcation in the dynamics of trains; finite elasticity; viscoelastic fluid mechanics; oxygen diffusion in marsupial brains; inverse methods in photosynthesis; pantograph-cable interaction in Very Fast Trains, and injection moulding of viscoplastic fluids. Prof. Huilgol had held positions at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Sydney and at the Swinburne Technical College.

Qualifications
1969 PhD, University of Sydney
1964 M. Eng. Sc(Hons), University of Melbourne
1960 B. Sc Engg., Banaras Hindu University
2001 Grad. Cert. Tert. Ed., Flinders University
2011 RIIOHS204A Work Safety at Heights Certificate
Honours, awards and grants

Professor Huilgol was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the California Institute of Technology in 1983, and a CNRS Senior Visiting Professor at the University of Paris VI in 1983, and at the University of Grenoble, France, in 1996 and 2000. He was awarded the Silver Medal of the Mexican Society of Rheology in 2001, and the Medallion of the Australian Society of Rheology in 2017. He is a Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society.

Research expertise
Applied mathematics
Numerical and computational mathematics
Research interests
Prof. Huilgol's current research is in the thermo-fluid mechanics of viscoplastic materials, with a special emphasis into injection moulding problems. Specifically, this is based on his discovery of operator-splitting methods for the flows of incompressible and compressible viscoplastic fluids in the presence of heat transfer and inertia.
Teaching interests
Solid, Fluid and Rigid Body Mechanics
Applied Mathematics
Topic coordinator
MATH3711 Complex Analysis
ENGR2751 Fluid Mechanics
ENGR3761 Applied Thermo-Fluid Dynamics
MATH1702 Mathematics Fundamentals B - Semester 2
Supervisory interests
Computational fluid dynamics
Injection moulding
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Lattice Boltzmann Method, numerical simulation (1)
Associate supervisor: Aerothermoviscoelastic Dynamic Modelling for Control Aspects, Bond Graph Approach (1)
Completion
Associate supervisor: Hopf bifurcation from infinity (1), Human Head Modelling and Computation for the EEG Forward Problem (1)
Publications
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