Research Unit for Water, Environment and Infrastructure Resilience (WEIR)

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Our unit focuses on broad issues of water research related to the field of civil engineering. The challenges of climate change, and water and energy shortage are the key drivers for our research.

Our aims

  • to inform and improve the adaptability and resilience of built infrastructure
  • to help improve water security
  • to speed up the progression of obtaining renewable energy from the sea and water

Our research areas

We welcome graduate students to join us. Please check our engineering & design PhD studentships for the latest opportunities.

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flood frequency Earth & Environmental Sciences
catchment Earth & Environmental Sciences
Hydrodynamics Engineering & Materials Science
Piles Engineering & Materials Science
Retaining walls Engineering & Materials Science
Fiber optics Engineering & Materials Science
earth dam Earth & Environmental Sciences
submarine canyon Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2013 2021

Numerical Modelling and Analysis of Earth Dams

Pelecanos, L.


Project: Research-related funding

Numerical Analysis of Geothermal Energy Piles

Pelecanos, L.


Project: Research-related funding

Research Output 1999 2020

1 Citation (Scopus)

Hydrodynamic performance of a floating breakwater as an oscillating-buoy type wave energy converter

Zhang, H., Zhou, B., Vogel, C., Wilden, R., Zang, J. & Zhang, L., 1 Jan 2020, In : Applied Energy. 257, p. 1-19 19 p., 113996.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Improved modeling of sediment oxygen kinetics and fluxes in lakes and reservoirs

Man, X., Bierlein, K., Lei, C., Bryant, L., Wuest, A. & Little, J. C., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Environmental Science & Technology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Influence of an Oscillating Bottom Boundary Layer on Oxygen Fluxes across the Sediment-Water Interface

Nielsen, J., Ruder, C., D'Ambrosio, S., Bryant, L., Ellis, R., Wain, D., Harrison, J. & Henderson, S., 20 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster


Dataset for "Breaking Wave Imaging using Lidar and Sonar"

Blenkinsopp, C. (Creator), Hunter, A. (Creator), Bayle, P. M. (Creator), Bryan, O. (Creator), University of Bath, 20 Mar 2019


Dataset for "On biogenic turbulence production and mixing from 1 vertically migrating zooplankton in lakes"

Simoncelli, S. (Creator), Wain, D. (Creator), Thackeray, S. (Creator), University of Bath, 27 Jul 2018


Acoustic backscatter strength and turbulence data from Vobster Quay (24-28 June 2016)

Wain, D. (Creator), Simoncelli, S. (Creator), University of Bath, 12 Jan 2018


Student theses

Application of the Interfoam VoF Code to Coastal Wave/Structure Interaction

Author: Morgan, G., 31 Dec 2013

Supervisor: Zang, J. (Supervisor) & Heath, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Development of a full particle PIC method for simulating nonlinear wave-structure interaction

Author: Chen, Q., 20 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Zang, J. (Supervisor), Williams, C. (Supervisor), Dimakopoulos, A. (External person) (Supervisor) & Kelly, D. M. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Modelling of Marine Renewable Energy

Author: Chen, L., 16 Sep 2015

Supervisor: Zang, J. (Supervisor), Hillis, A. (Supervisor) & Plummer, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD