HYDRODYNAMICS OF THE WAVES AND ITS INTERACTION WITH NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL STRUCTURES ON THE COAST
We have sound knowledge of how waves interact with structures thanks to its extensive experience in the field of structural design and wave transformation processes.
Our tools are thoroughly validated using laboratory tests, which allows us to constrain the computational uncertainties.
We incorporate the use of numerical CFD tools into the design of coastal infrastructures and natural solutions with the aim of reducing computational uncertainties.
We use numerical methods to model the infrastructures in order to optimize the testing, enhance our knowledge of the processes and reduce the uncertainty.
The tools and analysis methodologies we develop are transferred to the production sector and to the public agencies in charge of port infrastructure management through training courses. At IHCantabria we have taught more than 20 courses in the last 10 years, training professionals from different countries such as Spain, USA, Canada, France, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Australia and India.
Numerical modeling of wave interactions with conventional and non-conventional artificial structures
Design of natural structures to protect the coast
Modeling of the hydrodynamics of waves and currents as they interact with coastal ecosystems
Hydrodynamics of waves and hydrodynamics of the surf zone
Three-dimensional modeling of the interaction between waves and maritime structures. Ministry of Industry, Economy and Competitiveness.
The goal of the project was to improve our knowledge and our ability to predict how waves interact with wind in the vicinity of maritime structures by using two-phase numerical models based on the CFD technique.
The objective of this project was to re-size the protective elements along three construction sections on the railway line along the Maresme coast. This first required characterizing the maritime climate in the vicinity of the study areas. Based on this and on the existing bathymetric surveys, a series of profiles was defined and the waves propagated based on the future construction by means of two-dimensional CFD numerical modeling (IH2VOF). Finally, a pre-design was made using semi-empirical stability and overflow formulations.
MARÍA E. MAZA
Researcher || Expert in hydrodynamics and its interactions
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