1992 …2020

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Monash teaching commitment

MAE3456 - Aerospace Computational Mechanics

MEC3456 - Engineering Computational Analysis

MAE2404 Aerodynamics I


Murray obtained a B.Sc from ANU in 1981 and worked for a year at the Australian Bureau of Statistics as a Reserach Officer before joining the Bureau of Mineral Resources as an Airborne Geophysicist, making magnetic maps of Austrlia.  In 1985 he returned to Monash to undertake a B.Sc. (Hons) at Monash University in Applied Mathematics and then a Ph.D. under the joint supervision of Prof. Joe Monaghan (Monash) and Dr Frank Harlowe (Los Alamos National Laboratory).  He started Post Doctoral work with CSIRO and 1990, and stayed there until 2011 where his research focuused on the application of Computational and Experimenhtal Fluid Dynamics in applications mostly associated with the Mining and Minerals Processing Industry.  He had leadership roles in major multidisciplinary projects AMIRA P266A, P266C, P266E, P266E, ("Improving Thickener Technology") and AMIRA P599, P599A ("High Concentration Tailings Disposal") that delivered significant benefits to Australian and international mining companies.  An independant audit of the P266 projects in 2011 gave the NPV of project outcomes for sponsors as well over A$500M.  He is the co-inventer of a novel mixing device based on fluid chaos, the Rotated Arc Mixer (RAM).  He joined Monash in March 2011 as Associate Dean Research for the Faculty of Engineering and currently is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

External positions

Honorary Fellow, CSIRO Data61

31 Mar 201131 Dec 2031

Research area keywords

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Free surface flow
  • non-Newtonian fluids
  • turbulence
  • chaos
  • mixing
  • wave structure interaction

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ARC Research Hub for Computational Particle Technology

Yu, A., Zhao, D., Rudman, M., Jiang, X., Selomulya, C., Zou, R., Yan, W., Zhou, Z., Guo, B., Shen, Y., Kuang, S., Chu, K., Yang, R., Zhu, H., Zeng, Q., Dong, K., Strezov, V., Wang, G., Zhao, B., Song, S., Evans, T., Mao, X., Zhu, J., Hu, D., Pan, R., Li, J., Williams, R., Luding, S., Liu, Q., Zhang, J., Huang, H., Zhang, L., Jiang, Y., Qiu, T. & Hapgood, K.

Australian Research Council (ARC), Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI), Fujian Longking Co Ltd, Baosteel Group Corporation, Hamersley Iron Pty Limited, Monash University, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland , Western Sydney University, Macquarie University


Project: Research

Research Output

Generating stable solitary waves with a piston-type wavemaker

Francis, V., Ramakrishnan, B., Rudman, M. & Valizadeh, A., 1 Apr 2020, In : Coastal Engineering. 157, 14 p., 103633.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Global organization of three-dimensional, volume-preserving flows: constraints, degenerate points, and Lagrangian structure

Ravu, B., Metcalfe, G., Rudman, M., Lester, D. R. & Khakhar, D. V., Mar 2020, In : Chaos. 30, 3, 23 p., 033124.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Direct numerical simulation of turbulent non-Newtonian flow using OpenFOAM

Zheng, E. Z., Rudman, M., Singh, J. & Kuang, S. B., 1 Aug 2019, In : Applied Mathematical Modelling. 72, p. 50-67 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics modelling of fresh and salt water dynamics in porous media

Basser, H., Rudman, M. & Daly, E., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Hydrology. 576, p. 370-380 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Solitary wave interaction with vertical porous barriers

Francis, V., Ramakrishnan, B. & Rudman, M., 2019, Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. 7A. 11 p. V07AT06A003

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOther

1 Citation (Scopus)


  • 1 External research organisation, centre or institute

Adjunct Science Leader

Murray Rudman (Visitor)

4 Apr 201131 Dec 2020

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research organisation, centre or institute