A finite element model for the Boussinesq equations

Project description

Boussinesq equations model nearshore, shallow-water waves and allow for both dispersive and nonlinear wave effects. As such they are ideally suited for modelling the flow in and around harbours and other coastal structures. Numerical models based on finite element methods offer the geometric flexibility to model the complex geometries and the accuracy required to capture the physical effects.

Previous work has developed a low-order finite element model for this problem. This project would investigate higher-order extensions to this work. It is probable that parallel computing techniques will be required to solve industrial-scale problems.

Entry requirements

We would normally expect applicants for postgraduate research to have achieved one of the following in a subject relevant to the proposed research:
• a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2.1), or equivalent, or
• a good performance in a Masters level course.
We also recognise relevant industrial and academic experience and special circumstances in the consideration of applicants.

How to apply

Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the university's website.

If you require any further information please contact the Graduate School Office
e: phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk, t: +44 (0)113 343 8000.