My research is in the broad area of Environmental Fluid Mechanics, with emphasis on laboratory experiments and data analysis to elucidate mixing mechanisms by turbulence and coherent structures. Current research projects study turbulent mixing processes in three contexts: (1) multiphase plumes, (2) shallow tidal inlets, and (3) natural seeps.
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Allen, Jon Scott (2013-08).
An Analysis of Self-similarity, Momentum Conservation and Energy Transport for an Axisymmetric Turbulent Jet through a Staggered Array of Rigid Emergent Vegetation.
Bhaumik, Tirtharaj (2005-08).
Numerical modeling of multiphase plumes: a comparative study between two-fluid and mixed-fluid integral models.
Bryant, Duncan Burnette (2010-05).
Coherent Structures in Turbulent Flows: Experimental Studies on the Turbulence of Multiphase Plumes and Tidal Vortices.
Dehkharghanian, Vadoud (2016-12).
Concentration Field of Passive Scalar in a Multi-Phase Plume: Experimental Study on Applying of the 3D-PLIF Technique and Its Application for Design of Subsea Injection System of Dispersant.
Holder, Rachel (2013-08).
Studies into the Initial Conditions, Flow Rate, and Containment System of Oil Field Leaks in Deep Water.
Hutschenreuter, Katie Lynn (2017-05).
Comparison of Results Using the Fine Resolution Environmental HydroDynamic Model with Laboratory PIV Analysis of Vortex Dynamics for Shallow Tidal Inlets.
Lai, Chung Kei Chris (2015-12).
An Analysis of Bubble Plumes in Unstratified Stagnant Water.
Nicolau del Roure, Francisco (2007-08).
Laboratory studies of eddy structures and exchange processes through tidal inlets.
Rezvani, Maryam (2016-05).
Bubble Plumes in Crossflow: Laboratory and Field Measurements of Their Fluid Dynamic Properties with Application to Lake Aeration and Management.
Seol, Dong Guan (2008-05).
Entrainment and mixing properties of multiphase plumes: Experimental studies on turbulence and scalar structure of a bubble plume.
Truong, Melanie Khanh Phuong (2011-08).
Experimental Study on Wave Transformation and Nearshore Circulation on a Variable Bathymetry in Wetlands.
West, Nicholas Allan (2014-12).
Conceptual Design and Physical Model Tests of a Levee-in-Dune Hurricane Barrier.
Whilden, Kerri Ann (2009-08).
Laboratory Analysis of Vortex Dynamics For Shallow Tidal Inlets.
Whilden, Kerri Ann (2015-08).
Investigation of Tidal Exchange and the Formation of Tidal Vortices at Aransas Pass, Texas, USA.