Design of hydraulic structures to reduce structural damages via multiphase simulations


Project Description

Structural damage caused by large waves such as tsunamis is an important concern in many areas of the world. One approach to mitigate this damage is to alter the phycial environment near the shore; the simplest approach is to place levees or other structures to block oncoming waves.Alternatively, one might try to force the wave to to break away from the shore, in order to dissipate its energy before arriving to the point of interest.In this project, we will consider situations of interest such as wave Propagation in channels and use multiphase flow codes to simulate these scenarios.Our goal is to explore alternatives for the design of hydraulic structures to protect specific points of interest. ​​​​​
Program - Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Division - Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering
Field of Study - ​Applied mathematics and computational science

About the

David I. Ketcheson

Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics and Computational Science

David I. Ketcheson

​Professor Ketcheson's research interests are in the areas of numerical
analysis and hyperbolic PDEs. His work includes development of efficient
time integration methods, wave propagation algorithms, and modeling of
wave phenomena in heterogeneous media.

Desired Project Deliverables

​Numerical simulation of proposed wave mitigation techniques​