David Tritton

Tritton was born in Slough on 26 July 1935.[1] He received his PhD under Alan Townsend at Cambridge on "Experiments on Flow past Cylinders and Free Convection" .[2] Subsequently, he worked at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK. He was a visiting professor in Texas when he died on 24 April 1998 .[3]

David John Tritton
Born26 July 1935
Died24 April 1998 (1998-04-25) (aged 62)
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Scientific career
Fieldsfluid dynamics
InstitutionsUniversity of Newcastle upon Tyne
Doctoral advisorAlan Townsend

David Tritton was a fluid dynamicist.

Tritton is known for his textbook "Physical Fluid Dynamics".[4]


  1. "David Tritton Physicist | Tritton Family History". 2011-03-06. Archived from the original on 2011-03-13. Retrieved 2014-08-26.
  2. "The Mathematics Genealogy Project - D. Tritton". genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu. Retrieved 2014-08-26.
  3. Obituary: "David John Tritton" Harry L. Swinney and Peter A. Davies, Physics Today April 1999. http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/magazine/physicstoday/article/52/4/10.1063/1.882637
  4. Physical Fluid Dynamics, Second Edition, D. J. Tritton, Clarendon Press, 1988
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