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Neville Fowkes

Dr Neville Fowkes

Senior Lecturer
Teaching and Research Staff (School of Mathematics and Statistics)

Contact details
Address
Teaching and Research Staff
The University of Western Australia (M019)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 3355
Fax
+61 8 6488 1028
Email
neville.fowkes@uwa.edu.au
Personal homepage
http://www.maths.uwa.edu.au/~fowkes/
Location
Room 1.15, Mathematics Building, Perth campus
Qualifications
BSc PhD Qld
Biography
I am a mathematical modeller who works mainly on continuum mechanics problems arising out of industrial and scientific contexts. I have participated in more than 30 Maths in Industry Study Groups (MISGs) held in many different countries; Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Portugal, UK, New Zealand, Australia, US, Canada, S Africa. These are industrial mathematics problem solving sessions. Companies I have worked with include Uncle Toby's, BHP, Hardie, CRA, ICI, DuPont, British Steel, BrewTech, Mouldflow, Age Developments, Unilever, LNEC, Petronas, SAB. I have helped initiate (and facilitate) MISG's in Indonesia, S. Africa and have assisted in the development of industrial mathematics graduate and undergraduate programs in Portugal, China, Indonesia, Laos and Thailand. I have authored a text on mathematical modelling based largely on problems arising out of my industrial mathematics experiences. This book has been used in industrial mathematics courses in Australia, SE Asia, Europe and possibly elsewhere.
Key research
Crack propagation
Mining tunnel collapse
Concrete behaviour models
The mooring of large ships
Groundwater flow
Microwave propagation over the Earth
Enzyme kinetics; malting
Cancer research
Boundary tracing
Temperature rise in parked cars
Publications
Fowkes, N, de Freitas, JAT, Stacey, R 2008, 'Crack repair using an elastic filler', JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS, 56, pp. 2749-2758. Detail

Anderson, M.L., Bassom, A.P., Fowkes, N.D. 2007, 'Boundary tracing and boundary value problems: II. Applications', Proceedings of the Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 463, pp. 1925-1938. Detail

Anderson, M.L., Bassom, A.P., Fowkes, N.D. 2007, 'Boundary tracing and boundary value problems: I. Theory', Proceedings of the Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 463, pp. 1909-1924. Detail

Fowkes, N., Nener, B. 2006, 'Microwave propagation over the Earch: image inversion', Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 53, pp. 253-269. Detail

Anderson, M.L., Bassom, A.P., Fowkes, N. 2006, 'Exact solutions of the Laplace - Young equation', PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES, 462, pp. 3645-3656. Detail

O'Brien, R., Fowkes, N. 2005, 'Modification patterns in germinating barley - malting II', Journal of Theoretical Biology, 233, pp. 315-325. Detail

Fowkes, N., Nener, B.D. 2005, 'Microwave propagation over the Earth: image inversion', Journal of Engineering Mathematics, DOI 10.1007/s10665-005-9015-0, pp. N/A. Detail

Carey, G., Fowkes, N., Staelens, A., Pardhanani, A. 2004, 'A class of coupled nonlinear reaction diffusion models exhibiting fingering', Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 166, pp. 87-99. Detail

Nener, B.D., Fowkes, N., Borredon, L. 2003, 'Analytical models of optical refraction in the troposphere', Journal of the Optical Society of America A - Optics Imaging and Vision, 20, 5, pp. 867-875. Detail

Fowkes, N.D., McGuiness, M. J, Please, C.P., McGowan, P., Ryder, L., Forte, D. 2000, 'Modelling the wetting and cooking of a single cereal grain', IMA Journal of Mathematics Applied in Business and Industry, 11, pp. 49-70. Detail

Broadbridge, P., Fulford, G.R., Fowkes, N., Chan, D.Y.C., Lassig, C. 1999, 'Bubbles in wet, gummed wine labels', SIAM Review, 41, pp. 363-372. Detail

Fowkes, N., Hood, M.J. 1998, 'Surface tension effects in a wedge', Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, 51, pp. 553 - 561. Detail

Whale, J., Fowkes, N., Hill, D., Hocking, G.C. 1995, 'A model of the injection moulding process', Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society Series B, 37, pp. 1-15. Detail
Major Review
Fowkes, N., Silberstein, J.P.O. 1995, 'John Mahony 1929-1992', 10, 3, pp. 265-291. Detail
Full Refereed Conference Publication
McDonald, B., Fowkes, N., Bilton, P. 2007, 'Predicting the effects of agricultural land management change on soil quality and productivity', 2006 Mathematics-in-Industry Study Group, New Zealand, 1, pp. 87-122. Detail

Nener, B.D., Fowkes, N. 2005, 'Analytical models of optical refraction paths in the lower atmosphere', Atmospheric Propagation II, Bellingham, Washington, USA, 5793, pp. 1-9. Detail

Jeoffreys, M.C., Fowkes, N.D., Myers, T.G. 2005, 'Determining the Source of moisture variation in produced paper ', Witwatersrand , 1, pp. 61-75. Download Publication Detail

Charpin, J., Myers, J., Fitt, A.D., Fowkes, N., Ballim, Y., Patini, A.P. 2004, 'Piped Water Cooling of Concrete Dams', Mathematics in Industry Study Group 2004, Johannesberg, 1, pp. 69-85. Detail

Fowkes, N.D., Mamboundou, H.M., Makinde, O.D., Ballim, Y., Patini, A. 2004, 'Maturity Effects in Concrete Dams', Mathematics in Industry Study Group 2004, Johannesberg, 1, pp. 59-67. Detail

Fitt, A.D., Fowkes, N.D., Mason, D.P., Myers, T.G., Moss, E.A., Cheng, J. 2004, 'Fracturing Rock with Ultra High Pressure Water', Mathematics in Industry Study Group 2004, Johannesberg, 1, pp. 33-49. Detail

Fowkes, N.D., Mason, D.P., Napier, J.A.L. 2004, 'Fault Slip in a Mining Context', Mathematics in Industry Study Group 2004, Johannesberg, 1, pp. 1-21. Detail

Fowkes, N. 2003, 'Sticky Shoe Soles: a Modelling Challenge', The Sixth Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference, UTS Printing Services, Sydney, Australia, 1, pp. 61-66. Detail

Carey, G., Fowkes, N., Staelens, A., Pardhanani, A. 2002, 'A Stiff Coupled Non-linear Diffusion Model with Applications to a Class of Leaching Problems', An International Conference on Boundary and Interior Layers Computational & Asymptotic Methods, UWA, 1, pp. 73-78. Detail

Fowkes, N., Pina, C.A., Gomes, J.P., Camara, R.J. 2002, 'The AAR reaction in concrete dams', International Conference on Structural Integrity and Fracture, The Netherlands, 1, pp. 309-313. Detail

Fowkes, N., Phasy, S. 2002, 'Polystyrene Strength Models', 5th Biennial Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 1, pp. 109-113. Detail

Fowkes, N., Hosen, B.J. 2001, 'Shoe sole manufacture', Industrial Mathematics Week 2000, Bandung, Indonesia, 33, pp. 107-125. Detail

van de Fliert, B.W., Fowkes, N. 2001, 'Behaviour of badminton racket and shuttle', Industrial Mathematics Week 2000, Bandung, Indonesia, 33, pp. 11-31. Detail

Fowkes, N.D., Hocking, G.C. 2001, 'Analysis of train wheel-rail noise', Mathematics-in-industry study group, South Australia, None, pp. 54-77. Detail

Fowkes, N., Hurley, D.G. 1998, 'A comparison of the stress waves produced by surrounding a bore-hole charge with air or water', Third Australian Biennial Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (EMAC '98), Adelaide, South Australia, 3, pp. 201-205. Detail

Fowkes, N., Keady, G. 1998, 'The vertical entry of a wedge into water: integral equations and numerical results', Third Biennial Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (EMAC '98), Adelaide, South Australia, 1, pp. 277-281. Detail

Weber, R.O., White, L.R., Fowkes, N.D. 1997, 'Modelling an inverted belt filter', 1997 Mathematics-in-Industry Study Group, Adelaide, South Australia, n/a, pp. 91-107. Detail

Fowkes, N., Mahony, J.J. 1996, 'Continuous casting of steel sheets', Second Biennial Australian Engineering Mathematics Conference, Barton, A.C.T., Australia, 1, pp. 85 - 93. Detail

Broadbridge, P., Chan, D., Fowkes, N., Fulford, G. 1996, 'Wet gum labelling of wine bottles', Mathematics-in-Industry Study Group 96, Melbourne, 1, pp. 103-113. Detail

McGowan, P., McGuiness, E., Cumberbatch, E., Donskoi, E., Fowkes, N. 1996, 'Modelling the cooking process of a single cereal grain', Mathematics-in-Industry Study Group 96, Melbourne, 1, pp. 114-139. Detail

Keady, G., Fowkes, N., Ward, J. 1995, 'Interactive maths texts from computer algebra systems', Australian Computers in Education Conference 95, Perth, 2, pp. 137-144. Detail

Mcelwain, S., Weber, R., Fowkes, N. 1995, 'Reduction behaviour in fastnet pellets', Mathematics-in-Study Group 94, Newcastle, n/a, pp. 41-59. Detail
Contract or Technical report
Hocking, G., Whale, J., Fowkes, N., Hill, D. 1992, 'A Slug Flow Model of the Injection Moulding Process', pp. 1-17. Detail
Technical Report
Fowkes, N.D., Hood, M.J. 1996, 'Surface tension effects in a wedge', 1996/40, pp. 1-13. Detail

Fowkes, N. 1996, 'The reduction of iron ore pellets used in the Fastmet process', 31/1996, pp. 1-23. Detail

Fowkes, N. 1994, 'The fastnet reduction process - Part II', 28, pp. 18. Detail

Fowkes, N., Mahony, J. 1994, 'Continuous casting of steel sheets', 43, pp. 19. Detail

Hurley, D., Fowkes, N. 1994, 'The stress distribution in an expanded infinite packer', 42, pp. 1-19. Detail
Funding received
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, (Portugal)
Pacific Industrial Mathematics Society (Canada) and AMSI
QUE Project Indonesia
National Research Council Pretoria South Africa
Anglo-American Chairman’s Fund
IDP Australia
TICAM Univ of Texas in Austin
Foundation for Research Sciences and Technology New Zealand
ARC
Professor Ian Dadour, Dr Neville Fowkes 2004, 'Modelling Temperature Variations in Stationary Vehicles with Forensic Applications.', UWA Research Grants Scheme, Funds Approved: $12,000.00. RFCD:
Industrial relevance
Much of my research is industrially related

International Education

I have helped set up undergraduate and graduate mathematics programs in Laos, Portugal, Indonesia, Thailand. I have run graduate research workshops in Canada, S Africa, Indonesia, Laos.
Memberships
Australian Mathematics Society
ANZIAM
American Mathematical Society
Honours and awards
Fulbright scholar
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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