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
Retaining walls Engineering & Materials Science
Hydrodynamics Engineering & Materials Science
Fiber optics Engineering & Materials Science
earth dam Earth & Environmental Sciences
Piles Engineering & Materials Science
embankment Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2013 2021

Numerical Analysis of Geothermal Energy Piles

Pelecanos, L.

22/01/1822/01/21

Project: Research-related funding

Special Interest Group in Surface and Internal Waves (EPSRC-funded UK Fluids Network)

Wain, D.

1/03/1728/02/19

Project: Research-related fundingOther

Research Output 2003 2019

Distributed fibre optic sensing for monitoring reinforced concrete piles

Kechavarzi, C., Pelecanos, L., Nicholas, D. B. & Soga, K. Mar 2019 In : Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA . 50, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fiber optics
Piles
Reinforced concrete
Monitoring
Optical cables

Long-term deformation monitoring of CERN concrete-lined tunnels using distributed fibre-optic sensing

Di Murro, V., Pelecanos, L., Soga, K., Kechavarzi, C., Morton, R. F. & Scibile, L. Mar 2019 In : Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fiber optics
Tunnels
Concretes
Monitoring
Brillouin scattering

A 3D parallel Particle-In-Cell solver for wave interaction with vertical cylinders

Chen, Q., Zang, J., Kelly, D. M. & Dimakopoulos, A. 1 Jan 2018 In : Ocean Engineering. 147, p. 165-180

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Water waves
Fluids
Message passing
Advection
Computational efficiency