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  Water Engineering: Complex Natural River Flow Modelling and Flood Analysis

   Faculty of Engineering & Digital Technologies

   Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

The study on flooding, and identifying suitable ways to mitigate floods, have become a top priority for Government and the Environmental Agency, due to increasing flood frequency and intensity around the UK.

In a civil and environmental engineering approach, mathematical models are popular tools for predicting floods since they are more cost-effective. In this project, we are looking for a candidate to work on the advance mathematical approach to predict river flows and analyze their flood tendency, in order to mitigate or prevent flooding. You are going to look into complex river systems with irregular geometry, vegetation and sediment transport to estimate the real-world river flows for your analysis. With our expertise, we could also provide a good supervision to various computational tools and/or experimental techniques for you to work on this project.
Engineering (12)


Zhang Y, Rubinato M, Kazemi E, Pu JH, Huang Y, Lin PZ (2019) Numerical and Experimental Analysis of Shallow Turbulent Flow over Complex Roughness Beds, International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, 33(5), 202-221.

2. Pu JH (2019) Turbulent rectangular compound open channel flow study using multi-zonal approach, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 19(3), 785-800.

3. Pu JH, Hussain A, Guo Y, Vardakastanis N, Hanmaiahgari PR, Lam D (2019) Submerged Flexible Vegetation Impact toward Open Channel Flow Velocity Distribution: An Analytical Modelling Study on Drag and Friction, Water Science and Engineering, 12(2), 121-128.

4. Pu JH, Tait S, Guo Y, Huang Y, Hanmaiahgari PR (2018) Dominant Features in Three-Dimensional Turbulence Structure: Comparison of Non-Uniform Accelerating and Decelerating Flows, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 18(2), pp. 395-416.

5. Hanmaiahgari PR, Gompa NR, Pal D, Pu JH (2018) Numerical Modeling of the Sakuma Dam Reservoir Sedimentation, Natural Hazards, 91(3), pp. 1075-1096.

6. Pu JH, Wei J, Huang Y (2017) Velocity Distribution and 3D Turbulence Characteristic Analysis for Flow over Water-Worked Rough Bed, Water (MPDI), 9(9), Article No. 668, pp. 1-13.

7. Pu JH (2016) Conceptual Hydrodynamic-Thermal Mapping Modelling for Coral Reefs at South Singapore Sea, Applied Ocean Research, 55, 59-65.

8. Pu JH, Huang Y, Shao S, Hussain K (2016) Three-Gorges Dam Fine Sediment Pollutant Transport: Turbulence SPH Model Simulation of Multi-Fluid Flows, Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, 9(1), 1-10.

9. Maji S, Pal D, Hanmaiahgari P, Pu JH (2016) Phenomenological Features of Turbulent Hydrodynamics in Sparsely Vegetated Open Channel Flow, Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, 9(6), 2865-2875.

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