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Dr Dongfang Liang

Dr Dongfang Liang

University lecturer (CUED)


Specialist research areas

Geophysical Flows:

 

Coastal engineering

    • tidal oscillation, estuary process, tsunami inundation

Mixing and dispersion

    • water quality model, pollutant transport

River dynamics

    • flood risk management, water quality, sediment transport, hydraulics

Sediment transport

    • local scour around offshore foundations, fluvial process

Shallow water flows

    • dam-break floods, tsunamis, rainfall-runoff

Multiphase and Particle-laden Flows:

 

Multiphase flow

    • debris flows, landslides

Non-Newtonian Flows:

 

Rheology

    • debris flows, landslides

Vortex Flows:

 

Vortex shedding

    • vortex-induced vibration

Wakes/Jets:

 

Wakes

    • flow around circular cylinders

Waves/Free-surface Flows:

 

Hydraulics

    • river dynamics

Solitary waves

    • tsunami, runup

Wave-structure interactions

    • wave impact on offshore platforms, stability of offshore foundations

Departments and Institutes

Engineering (CUED):

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Application Areas

 

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Energy

    • Renewables

Environment

    • Pollution

Natural world

    • Coastal
    • Mass movement
    • Oceans
    • Rivers & estuaries

Techniques

 

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Numerical

Grid-based

    • Direct numerical simulation
    • Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes

Particle-based methods

    • Discrete element modelling
    • Smoothed-particle hydrodynamics

Experimental

Scale

    • Lab-scale

Lab set-up

    • Flume

Measurement techniques

    • PIV
    • LIF

Data analysis techniques

    • Image processing