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.

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

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

Research Output 2003 2019

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

Chen, Q., Zang, J., Ning, D., Blenkinsopp, C. & Gao, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Ocean Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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 othersZang, J. & Greaves, D., 15 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A new remote predictor of wave reflection based on runup asymmetry

Almar, R., Blenkinsopp, C., Almeida, L. P., Catalán, P. A., Bergsma, E., Cienfuegos, R. & Viet, N. T., 5 Feb 2019, In : Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 217, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Student theses

The effects of soil macroporosity on the hydrology of infrastructure slopes

Author: Muddle, D., 21 Mar 2018

Supervisor: Briggs, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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