CEE Seminar Application of CutFEM to the modeling of coastal processes through vegetation

Oct 2

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Monday, October 2, 2023 – 12:00PM to 1:00PM


Christopher E. Kees, PhD, PE, CSRS Distinguished Professor in Coastal Engineering, Director, LSU Coastal Ecosystem Design Studio, Louisiana State University

We consider viscous and depth-averaged models of non-hydrostatic coastal wave propagation through vegetation. Our aim is to model wave height attenuation and momentum dissipation through marsh vegetation. Each model requires a significantly different set of numerical methods to achieve higher-order accuracy in a robust manner, and we will discuss several of these, including CutFEM and multiscale methods. Finally we present results on experimental data obtained from physical models of wave/structure interaction.