Paraná River Project - Dr Richard Hardy

Paraná team Research team Sampling at St. Ana

Dr Richard Hardy

University of Durham

Dr Richard Hardy

Dr Richard Hardy’s primary research centres on the development of mathematical models for open channel hydraulics and sediment transport. This is achieved through both theoretical development and practical application of Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) codes. Recently this has concentrated on flow structure generation at high spatio-temporal scales. This has included both the development of an innovative technique to include complex topography within a numerical scheme and the application of time dependent turbulence schemes (Large Eddy Simulation) to open channel flows. Previous research has addressed larger scale applications of open channel hydraulic schemes including; (i) flow in individual geomorphological units (e.g. confluences, meander bends) and; (ii) modelling hydraulic and sediment transport schemes for studying reach scale floodplain dynamics.

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Department of Geography, University of Durham, Durham, UK.


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