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.

1/10/1830/09/21

Project: Research-related funding

Numerical Analysis of Geothermal Energy Piles

Pelecanos, L.

22/01/1822/01/21

Project: Research-related funding

Research Output 1999 2020

1 Citation (Scopus)

A 3D parallel Particle-In-Cell solver for extreme wave interaction with floating bodies

Chen, Q., Zang, J., Ning, D., Blenkinsopp, C. & Gao, J., 1 May 2019, In : Ocean Engineering. 179, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

A Blind comparative study of focused wave interactions with a fixed FPSO-like structure (CCP-WSI Blind Test Series 1)

Ransley, E., Yan, S., Brown, S., Mai, T., Ma, Q., Engsig-Karup, A. P., Eskilsson, C., Xie, Z., Stoesser, V., Wan, D., Chen, H., Qian, L., Mingham, C., Causon, D., Gatin, I., Jasak, H., Downie, S., Higuera, P., Buldakov, E., Chen, Q. & 2 others, Zang, J. & Greaves, D., 2 Jun 2019, In : International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering. 29, 2, p. 113-127 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A coupled Particle-In-Cell (PIC)-Discrete Element Method (DEM) solver for fluid-solid mixture flow simulations

Chen, Q., Zhang, C., Zang, J. & Ning, D., 1 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Fluids and Structures. 91, p. 1-15 15 p., 102772.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Datasets

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

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

Dataset

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

Dataset

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

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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

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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

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