Coastal Engineering Laboratory 
Ocean Engineering

Education : M.S. 1980 (civil engng.), M.S. 1983 (oceanography), Ph.D 1985 (hydraulic and ocean engng.), University of Liège (Belgium).
 

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Main areas of research, work, and teaching

Coastal engineering (wave modeling and experiments, wave-structure-bottom interactions, wave breaking, freak waves, wave-induced sediment transport, tsunami impact, geohazards); numerical modeling of ship waves; numerical modeling (Boundary Element Method); porous and random media flows, multi-phase flows; underwater acoustic propagation/instrumentation (see résumé for detail : [work])


Experience

Stéphan T. Grilli, Distinguished Professor of Ocean Engineering, was educated at the University of Liège (Belgium), where he received an M.S. in civil engineering in 1980, an M.S. in physical oceanography in 1983 and a Ph.D. in Applied Sciences ( Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering ) in 1985. After two years as a research associate at the University of Liège, in 1987, he joined the Civil Engineering department (Ocean Engineering Group ) of the University of Delaware as a research assistant professor. He joined the faculty at URI in 1991 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1993 and to professor in 1998. Dr. Grilli served as Chair of the Department of Ocean engineering, from 2002 to 2008. (Details of : [positions] ).

Since 1983, Dr. Grilli traveled extensively. He was a visiting professor in Rabat (Morocco), in Santander (Spain), in Nantes (ECN) Toulon (LSEET, ISITV) and Nice (INLN) (France), Braunschweig (Germany), and an invited lecturer in China, Denmark, and England (Details of : [visiting positions]). He attended and made presentations at over 80 international meetings, most of them in foreign countries. Doing so, he delivered many invited lectures, and often served as a session chair ( Details of : [presentations]). In 1986, he received the University of Liège Alumni award and the Gustav Magnel award (Brussels), both for his Ph.D. dissertation, and the Fernand de Waele award in Brussels in 1990, for his post-doctoral research. He also received the Duesberg-Baily Foundation award in Verviers, in 1987, and the ATMA award in Paris, in 1984. In 1992, he was awarded the Estelle and Vincent Murphy Award for excellence in engineering by the URI College of Engineering (Details of : [awards]).

Over the past twenty years, Dr. Grilli, has gradually developed a specialization of his research and teaching interests in the general area of coastal engineering. Within this area, however, he has broad academic and research interests ranging from computational wave and fluid dynamics, coastal and surf-zone modeling and wave-structure interaction, to porous and poro-elastic media flows. He has thus designed and taught courses in hydromechanics, marine hydrodynamics, wave and advanced wave mechanics, littoral processes, coastal modeling, and wave structure-interaction (List of : [courses]; Details of : [courses]). Dr. Grilli is very involved with both the US and international coastal an ocean engineering research community. From 1996 to 2004, he served on the editorial board of the ASCE Journal of Waterways, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering and since 2003, he has served as associate editor of the International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering (IJOPE). Since 2001, he has been on the scientific committee of the ISOPE conference series, within which he served as the chairman of the Numerical Wave Tank group (2000-02) and since 2003 as the chairman of the Hydrodynamic Committee. Dr. Grilli has worked on long wave runup since the early 1990's and, since 1998, on tsunamis generated by underwater landslides. More recently, following the 12/26/04 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Dr. Grilli helped organize and participated in an expedition to the area of the epicenter of the 12/26/04 tsunami (SEATOS: summary, webpage). The expedition was featured in a 2h Discovery Channel special in December 2005. Follwoing this, Dr. Grilli's work was featured in various other TV or radio shows, as well as in many newspaper article and web posting. He has since been quite involved with the modeling of that event and the forcasting of tsunami hazard in the region, as well as in Northern USA. A short animation of modeling results for the 12/26/04 tsunami can be found in (1.5Gb) (See details at [tsunami]).

Over the past twenty-five years, Dr. Grilli has also maintained a strong research interest in the Boundary Element Method (BEM), both at the fundamental and application levels. In many of his research projects, he used the BEM to solve wave modeling and other flow problems, more recently in combination (or coupling) with other numerical methods such as VOF. Dr. Grilli has been involved as well with the international BEM research community. He serves on the editorial board of the journals : Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements (EABE, since 1989). He was co-Chairman and editor of the proceedings of BETECH90 (the 5th International Conference on Boundary Element Technology), and has been a regular member of scientific committees of international conference series devoted to boundary elements and computational modeling such as BEM (since 1990), and BETECH (since 1991). In 1990, he served as guest editor for a special issue of EABE on nonlinear wave analysis (Details of : [professional societies] [editorial board] [scientific committees]).


Research Sponsorship

Complete list of : [grants]     Current list of : [research projects]

Dr. Grilli's recent research activity has been supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the National Science Foundation (NSF), various state agencies, private foundations, and corporations. Dr. Grilli's recent research is primarily directed at wave analysis in coastal areas and wave interaction with submerged and emerged coastal structures, including wave-induced sediment transport around partly buried mines, freak wave generation and impact on structures, topographic wave breaking and properties of breaking waves, waves generated by FastShips (surface effect ships). A great deal of Dr. Grilli's recent of research is also related to tsunami generation (long waves) and tsunami propagation, and geohazard in coastal areas (more details in : [wave] [tsunami] ).

Over the yeras, Dr. Grilli developed several computer models using the BEM, initially for linear wave propagation, floating body dynamics in waves, and porous media flows. After joining the University of Delaware, in collaboration with Dr. Svendsen, he developed a two-dimensional (2D) computer model for nonlinear wave propagation over arbitrary bottom geometry, up to overturning and breaking in nearshore area. This model has since been undertaken many additional stages of both development and refinement and is now recognized as one of the state-of-the-art models (i.e., "Numerical Wave Tank") for calculating wave propagation, shoaling, breaking and runup. NSF supported the model documentation and maintenance. Since 1999, Dr. Grilli developed a three-dimensional (3D) fully nonlinear model using a higher-order BEM, which truly constitutes a Numerical Wave Tank (NWT). This 3D-NWT has been applied to a variety of wave generation and propagation problems (topographic wave shoaling and breaking, landslide tsunami generaiton, freak wave generation). Both the 2D- and 3D-NWTs have been coupled to other models solving Navier-Stokes (NS) equations (based on VOF or VOF-LES methods), to study post-breaking waves and wave induced sediment transport.

SeaGrant initially supported analyses, using the 2D model, of characteristics of shoaling and breaking (mostly solitary) waves over a beach in connection with surfzone dynamics, and NRL supported the application of the 2D model to periodic wave shoaling and breaking over arbitrary bottom topography. As part of an ONR project, the model was used to calculate periodic wave shoaling and breaking over beaches (with and without a bar) and develop Depth-Inversion-Algorithms for predicting the bottom topography in shallow water, based on characteristics of surface waves measured by remote sensing. NSF supported the applicaiton of the 3D model to landslide tsunami and freak wave generation. ONR suported the study of wave-induced sediment tranport. Various other problems (e.g., coupling, freak waves) were also tackled as part of international collaborations (LSEET, ENS-CACHANS,...). Dr. Grilli has maintained research collaborations with the University of Delaware ocean group, where laboratory experiments were performed at various stages of the 2D model validation. In 1998-99, while on sabbatical in France (University of Toulon and Institut Nonlineaire of Nice), Dr. Grilli developed the initial 3D version of his fully nonlinear breaking wave model, as well as worked on coupling the two-dimensional model to a VOF model for breaking and post-breaking waves. Various subsequent developments of both the 2D- and 3D-NWTS and applications of these to new problems, were then carried out in collaboration with French colleagues (see more details in : [wave]).

Dr. Grilli has investigated other directions for extending the above calculations to the analysis of ship wave resistance, kinematics of random waves, wave interaction with porous seabed and structures [porous], and tsunami generated by underwater landslides and slumps [tsunami]. In addition, since 1993, Dr. Grilli has broaden his interest to the study of other types of waves and interfacial motions. Under US Coast Guard and then MMS funding, he developed a model of oil containment by booms, including the study of Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities at the interface between oil and water [boom]. Under ONR funding, in collaboration with Dr. Stepanishen, he developed a BEM model for the underwater acoustic propagation in coastal regions [acoustics]. In collaboration with Dr. Spaulding, he participated in the implementation of a state-of-the-art linear wave model in a real time coastal forcasting system [COASTMAP].


Selected Publications (2005-2014)

Since 1980, Dr. Grilli has published over 13 chapters in books and edited books. He has published over 64 refereed journal articles, 124 refereed proceeding articles, 41 non-refereed proceedings articles and abstracts, and 46 research reports. Below is a list of selected publications of the past 10 years (see complete list in résumé by connecting below) :

Full lists of :   [chapters] [journal articles] [refereed proceedings] [non-refereed proceedings] [research reports]

2005 :

Day, S. J., P. Watts, S. T. Grilli and Kirby J.T., 2005. Mechanical Models of the 1975 Kalapana, Hawaii Earthquake and Tsunami. Marine Geology, 215(1-2), 59-92.   [pdf]  (1,900K).

Fochesato, C., Grilli, S. and Guyenne P., 2005. Note on non-orthogonality of local curvilinear co-ordinates in a three-dimensional boundary element method. Intl. J. Numer. Meth. In Fluids, 48, 305-324.    [pdf]  (316K).

Helluy Ph., Golay F., Caltagirone J.-P., Lubin P., Vincent S., Drevard D., Marcer R., Seguin N., Grilli S., Lesage A.-C. and Dervieux A., 2005. Numerical simulations of wave breaking. Math. Modeling and Numer. Analys., 39(3), 591-607. [pdf]  (372K).

Sung H.G. and Grilli S.T., 2005. Numerical Modeling of Nonlinear Surface Waves caused by Surface Effect Ships. Dynamics and Kinematics. In Proc. 15th Offshore and Polar Engng. Conf. (ISOPE05, Seoul, South Korea, June 2005), 3, 124-131. [pdf]  (1,800K).

Grilli, S.T. and P. Watts. 2005. Tsunami generation by submarine mass failure Part I : Modeling, experimental validation, and sensitivity analysis. J. Waterway Port Coastal and Ocean Engng., 131(6), 283-297.   [pdf]  (436K).

Watts, P., Grilli, S.T., Tappin D., and Fryer, G.J. 2005. Tsunami generation by submarine mass failure Part II : Predictive Equations and case studies. J. Waterway Port Coastal and Ocean Engng., 131(6), 298-310.    [pdf]  (408K).

2006 :

Guyenne, P. and Grilli, S.T. 2006. Numerical study of three-dimensional overturning waves in shallow water. J. Fluid Mechanics, 547, 361-388.    [pdf]  (1,600K).

Dalrymple, R.A., Grilli, S.T. and J.T. Kirby 2006. Tsunamis and challenges for accurate modeling. Oceanography, 19(1), 142-151.    [pdf]  (632K).

Corte, C. and Grilli S.T. 2006. Numerical Modeling of Extreme Wave Slamming on Cylindrical Offshore Support Structures. In Proc. 16th Offshore and Polar Engng. Conf. (ISOPE06, San Francisco, California, June 2006), 3, 394-401. [pdf]  (484K).

2007 :

Fochesato C., Grilli, S.T. and Dias F. 2007. Numerical modeling of extreme rogue waves generated by directional energy focusing. Wave Motion, doi:10.1016/j.wavemoti.2007.01.03, 44, 395-416. [pdf]  (1.4M).

Gilbert R.W., Zedler E.A., Grilli S.T., and Street R.L. 2007. Progress on Nonlinear-Wave-Forced Sediment Transport Simulation. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 32(1), 236-248, doi:10.1109/JOE.2007.890979.   [pdf]  (748K).

Ioualalen, M. , Asavanant, J., Kaewbanjak, N., Grilli, S.T., Kirby, J.T. and P. Watts 2007. Modeling the 26th December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami: Case study of impact in Thailand. J. Geophys. Res., 112, C07024, doi:10.1029/2006JC003850 [pdf]  (11M).

Grilli, A., R., Merrill, J., Grilli S.T., Spaulding, M.L., and Cheung, J.T. 2007. Experimental and numerical study of spar buoy-magnet/spring oscillators used as wave energy absorbers. Proc. 17th Offshore and Polar Engng. Conf. (ISOPE07, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2007), 489-496. [pdf]  (1.4M).

Grilli, S.T., Ioualalen, M, Asavanant, J., Shi, F., Kirby, J. and Watts, P. 2007. Source Constraints and Model Simulation of the December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Journal of Waterway Port Coastal and Ocean Engineering, 133(6), 414-428. [pdf]  (6.2M).

Enet, F. and Grilli, S.T. 2007. Experimental Study of Tsunami Generation by Three-dimensional Rigid Underwater Landslides. Journal of Waterway Port Coastal and Ocean Engineering, 133(6), 442-454. [pdf]  (6M).

2008 :

Abadie, S., Morichon, D., Grilli, S.T. and Glockner, S. 2008. VOF/Navier-Stokes numerical modeling of surface waves generated by subaerial landslides. La Houille Blanche, 1 (Feb. 2008), 21-26, doi:10.1051/lhb:2008001. [pdf]  (0.23M).

Tappin, D.R., Watts, P., Grilli, S.T. 2008. The Papua New Guinea tsunami of 1998: anatomy of a catastrophic event. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 8, 243-266. www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/8/243/2008/ [pdf]  (4.7M).

Pomeau, Y., M. Le Berre, P. Guyenne and S.T. Grilli 2008. Wave breaking and generic singularities of nonlinear hyperbolic equations. Nonlinearity, 21, T61-T79, doi: 10.1088/0951-7715/21/5/T01. [pdf]  (364K).

Grilli, S.T. 2008. On the Development and Application of Hybrid Numerical Models in Nonlinear Free Surface Hydrodynamics. Keynote lecture in Proc. 8th Intl. Conf. on Hydrodynamics (Nantes, France, September 2008) (P. Ferrant and X.B. Chen, eds.), pps. 21-50. ICHD2008 Local Organizing Committee Publications. [pdf]  (3.2Mb).

Sung, H.G. and Grilli, S.T. 2008. BEM Computations of 3D Fully Nonlinear Free Surface Flows Caused by Advancing Surface Disturbances. Intl. J. Offshore and Polar Engng., 18(4), 292-301. [pdf]  (1,200K).

2009 :

Grilli, S.T., Taylor, O.-D. S., Baxter, D.P. and S. Maretzki 2009. Probabilistic approach for determining submarine landslide tsunami hazard along the upper East Coast of the United States. Marine Geology , 264(1-2), 74-97, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2009.02.010. [pdf]  (2Mb).

Grilli, S.T., Harris, J. and N. Greene 2009. Modeling of Wave-induced Sediment Transport around Obstacles. In Proc. 31st Intl. Coastal Engng. Conf. (J. Mc Kee Smith, ed.) (ICCE08, Hamburg, Germany, September, 2008), pps. 1,638-1,650. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. [pdf]  (1.1Mb).

Bastien, S.P., Sepe R.B., Grilli A.R., Grilli S.T., and M.L. Spaulding 2009. Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting Buoy for Sensors. In Proc. IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE09, San Jose CA, September, 2009), pps 3718-3725, doi: 978-1-4244-2893-9/09/. [pdf]  (436Kb).

2010 :

Grilli, S.T., Dias, F., Guyenne, P., Fochesato, C. and F. Enet 2010. Progress In Fully Nonlinear Potential Flow Modeling Of 3D Extreme Ocean Waves. Chapter 3 in Advances in Numerical Simulation of Nonlinear Water Waves (ISBN: 978-981-283-649-6, edited by Q.W. Ma) (Vol. 11 in Series in Advances in Coastal and Ocean Engineering). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., pps. 75- 128. [pdf]  (8.6Mb).

Abadie, S., Morichon, D., Grilli, S.T. and Glockner, S. 2010. Numerical simulation of waves generated by landslides using a multiple-fluid Navier-Stokes model. Coastal Engineering , 57, 779-794, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2010.03.003. [pdf]  (1.8Mb).

Mokrani C., S. Abadie, S.T. Grilli and K. Zibouche 2010. Numerical Simulation of the impact of a plunging breaker on a vertical structure and subsequent overtopping event using a Navier-Stokes VOF model. In Proc. 20th Offshore and Polar Engng. Conf. (ISOPE10, Beijing, China, June 20-25, 2010), pps. 729-736. Intl. Society of Offshore and Polar Engng.   [pdf]  (659kb).

Grilli, S.T., S. Dubosq, N. Pophet, Y. Pérignon, J.T. Kirby and F. Shi 2010. Numerical simulation and first-order hazard analysis of large co-seismic tsunamis generated in the Puerto Rico trench: near-field impact on the North shore of Puerto Rico and far-field impact on the US East Coast. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 10, 2109-2125, doi:10.5194/nhess-2109-2010.   [pdf]  (14.9Mb).

2011 :

Guerber, E., M. Benoit, S.T. Grilli, and C. Buvat 2011. Nonlinear modelling of interaction of waves with a moving submerged body. Revue Paralia, 4, 2.13-2-23.    [pdf]  (434Kb).

Grilli, S.T., C.-A. Guérin and B. Goldstein 2011. Ocean wave reconstruction algorithms based on spatio-temporal data acquired by a flash LIDAR camera. In Proc. 21st Offshore and Polar Engng. Conf. (ISOPE11, Maui, HI, USA, June 19-24, 2011), pps. 275-282, Intl. Society of Offshore and Polar Engng.   [pdf]  (360kb).

Grilli, S.T., A.R. Grilli, S.P. Bastien, R.B. Sepe, Jr., M.L. Spaulding 2011. Small Buoys for Energy Harvesting : Experimental and Numerical Modeling Studies. In Proc. 21st Offshore and Polar Engng. Conf. (ISOPE11, Maui, HI, USA, June 19-24, 2011), pps. 598-605, Intl. Society of Offshore and Polar Engng.   [pdf]  (348kb).

2012 :

Harris, J.C. and S.T. Grilli 2012. A perturbation approach to large-eddy simulation of wave-induced bottom boundary layer flows. Intl. J. Numer. Meth. Fluids, 68, 1,574-1,604, doi:10.1002/fld.2553 .

Shi, F., J.T. Kirby, J.C. Harris, J.D. Geiman and S.T. Grilli 2012. A High-Order Adaptive Time-Stepping TVD Solver for Boussinesq Modeling of Breaking Waves and Coastal Inundation. Ocean Modeling, 43-44, 36-51, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.12.004 .

Guerber, E., M. Benoit, S.T. Grilli and C. Buvat 2012. A fully nonlinear implicit model for wave interactions with submerged structures in forced or free motion. Engng. Analysis with Boundary Elemts., 36, 1,151-1,163, doi:10.1016/j.enganabound.2012.02.005 .

Abadie, S., J.C. Harris, S.T. Grilli and R. Fabre 2012. Numerical modeling of tsunami waves generated by the flank collapse of the Cumbre Vieja Volcano (La Palma, Canary Islands) : tsunami source and near field effects. J. Geophys. Res., 117, C05030, doi:10.1029/2011JC007646 .

Harris, J.C., S.T. Grilli, S. Abadie and T. Tajalibakhsh 2012. Near- and far-field tsunami hazard from the potential flank collapse of the Cumbre Vieja Volcano. In Proc. 22nd Offshore and Polar Engng. Conf. (ISOPE12, Rodos, Greece, June 17-22, 2012), Intl. Society of Offshore and Polar Engng., 242-249.   [pdf]  (924kb).

Janssen, C.F., S.T. Grilli and Krafczyk, M. 2012. Efficient simulations of long wave propagation and runup using a LBM approach on GPGPU hardware. In Proc. 22nd Offshore and Polar Engng. Conf. (ISOPE12, Rodos, Greece, June 17-22, 2012), Intl. Society of Offshore and Polar Engng., 145-152.   [pdf]  (870kb).

Nimmala, S.B., S.C. Yim and S.T. Grilli 2012. An Efficient 3D-FNPF Numerical Wave Tank for virtual Large-Scale Wave Basin Experiments. In Proc. 31st Intl. Conf. on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2012, Rio de Janeiro, July 1-6, 2012), paper No. 83760, 8pps. doi: 10.1115/OMAE2012-83760    [pdf]  (287kb).

Grilli S.T., J.C. Harris, T.S. Tajali-Bakhsh, D.R. Tappin, T. Masterlark, J.T. Kirby, F. Shi, and G. Ma 2012. Recent progress in the nonlinear and dispersive modeling of tsunami generation and coastal impact: application to Tohoku 2011. Proc. 13th Journées Hydrodynamiques (Chatou, France, Nov. 21-23, 2012), 16 pps.

Nougquier F., Grilli S.T. and C.A. Guérin 2012. Reconstruction and prediction of sea surface state with spatio-temporal observations of the sea surface by a LIDAR camera. Proc. 13th Journées Hydrodynamiques (Chatou, France, Nov. 21-23, 2012), 12 pps. [pdf]  (421kb).

Harris J.C., Grilli S.T. and S. Abadie 2012. Numerical simulation of the tsunami generated by the Cumbre Vieja flank collapse (La Palma, Canary Islands) by a coupled Navier-Stokes / Boussinesq approach. Proc. 13th Journées Hydrodynamiques (Chatou, France, Nov. 21-23, 2012), 13 pps. [pdf]  (3.4Mb).

Grilli S.T. and T.S. Tajalli-Bakhsh 2012. Literature Review of Tsunami Hazard along the Mozambique Coast. Technical Report for Phase I. Ocean Engineering, University of Rhode Island, 28 pps.

Grilli S.T., Tajalli-Bakhsh, T.S. and J. Harris 2012. Coarse grid simulations of tsunami hazard along the Mozambique coast. Technical Report for Phase II. Ocean Engineering, University of Rhode Island, 22 pps.

Grilli S.T., Tajalli-Bakhsh, T.S. , Grilli, A.R. and J. Harris 2012. Fine grid simulaitons of tsunami hazard along the Mozambique coast (pre-work). Technical Report for Phase III. Ocean Engineering, University of Rhode Island, 52 pps.

2013 :

Grilli, S.T., J.C. Harris, T. Tajalibakhsh, T.L. Masterlark, C. Kyriakopoulos, J.T. Kirby and F. Shi 2013. Numerical simulation of the 2011 Tohoku tsunami based on a new transient FEM co-seismic source: Comparison to far- and near-field observations Pure and Applied Geophysics, 170, 1333-1359, doi:10.1007/s00024-012-0528-y   (published online 7/24/12).

Janssen, C.F., S.T. Grilli and M. Krafczyk 2013. On enhanced non-linear free surface flow simulations with a hybrid LBM-VOF approach. Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 65(2), 211-229, doi:10.1016/j.camwa.2012.05.012  (published online 7/12/12).

Kirby, J.T., Shi, F., Tehranirad, B., Harris, J.C. and Grilli, S.T. 2013. Dispersive tsunami waves in the ocean: Model equations and sensitivity to dispersion and Coriolis effects. Ocean Modeling, 62, 39-55, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2012.11.009 .

Morra G., R. Geller, S.T. Grilli, S.-I. Karato, S. King, S.-M. Lee, P. Tackley, and D. Yuen 2013. Growing Understanding of Subduction Dynamics Indicates Need to Rethink Seismic Hazards. EOS Transaction American Geophys. Union 94(13), 125-126, doi:10.1002/2013EO130008   (3.7Mb).

Nimmala, S.B., S.C. Yim and S.T. Grilli 2013. An Efficient Parallelized 3-D FNPF Numerical Wave Tank for Large-Scale Wave Basin Experiment Simulation. J. Offshore Mech. and Arctic Engng., 135(2), 021104, 10 pps., doi:10.1115/1.4007597 .

Baldwin K., Merrill, M.L., Grilli, S.T., Howes, B.L. and D.G. MacDonald 2013. Marine Renewable Energy Technologies in 2013. Marine Technology Society Journal, 47(4), 7-8.

Grilli, S.T., Harris, J., F. Shi, J.T. Kirby, T.S. Tajalli Bakhsh, E. Estibals and B. Tehranirad 2013. Numerical modeling of coastal tsunami dissipation and impact. In Proc. 33rd Intl. Coastal Engng. Conf. (P. Lynett and J. Mc Kee Smith, eds.) (ICCE12, Santander, Spain, July, 2012), 12 pps. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. [pdf]  (2.9Mb).

Grilli, S.T., J.C. Harris, J.T. Kirby, F. Shi, and G. Ma, T. Masterlark, D.R. Tappin and T.S. Tajali-Bakhsh 2013. On the dispersive modeling of the 2011 Tohoku tsunami generation by coseismic/SMF processes, and near- and far-field impact. In Proc. 28th Intl. Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies (L'isle sur la Sorgue, France, April 2013) (ed. B. Molin, O. Kimmoun, F. Remy), pp. 77-80, Ecole Centrale de Marseilles.

Grilli, S.T., J.C. Harris, J.T. Kirby, F. Shi, and G. Ma, T. Masterlark, D.R. Tappin and T.S. Tajali-Bakhsh 2013. Modeling of the Tohoku-Oki 2011 tsunami generation, far-field and coastal impact: a mixed co-seismic and SMF source. In Proc. 7th Intl. Conf. on Coastal Dynamics (Arcachon, France, June 2013) (ed. P. Bonneton), paper 068, 749-758. [pdf]  (1.2Mb).

Banari A., Grilli S.T. and Janssen C. 2013. An improved two-phase lattice Boltzmann model for high density ratios: application to wave breaking. In Proc. ASME 32nd Intl. Conf. on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engng. (OMAE2013, June 9-14, 2013, Nantes, France), Volume 7: CFD and VIV, paper 10102, 9 pps. doi: 10.1115/OMAE2013-10102 [pdf]  (4.7Mb).

Gemme, D.A., Bastien, S.P., Sepe R.B., Montgomery J., Grilli S.T. and Grilli A.R. 2013. Experimental Testing and Model Validation for Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting Buoys. In Proc. IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE13, Denver CO, September, 2013), paper 1407, 337-343. doi: 10.1109/ECCE.2013.6646720. [pdf]  (1.8Mb).

Nouguier, F., Grilli, S.T., and C.-A. Guérin 2013. Nonlinear ocean wave reconstruction algorithms based on simulated spatiotemporal data aquired by a Flash LIDAR camera. In Proc. 3rd Intl. Conf. on Ocean and Coastal Observation: Sensors and observing systems, numerical models and information. (OCOSS; Nice, France, October 2013) (ed. T.J. Tanzi, J.-P. Damiano and J. Isnard), pps. 267-270.

Grilli S.T., T.S. Tajalli-Bakhsh and A.R. Grilli 2013. Tsunami Run-up study along the Mozambique Coast (pre-work). Technical Report. Ocean Engineering, University of Rhode Island, 34 pps.

Grilli S.T. and T.S. Tajalli-Bakhsh 2013. Fine grid simulations of tsunami hazard at two Mozambique construction sites (after-work). Technical Report for Phase IV. Ocean Engineering, University of Rhode Island, 33 pps.

Grilli A.R. and S.T. Grilli 2013. Fine grid simulations of tsunami hazard at two Mozambique construction sites. Technical Report for Phase V-A: Final assessment of Site 1. Ocean Engineering, University of Rhode Island, 31 pps.

Grilli A.R. and S.T. Grilli 2013. Fine grid simulations of tsunami hazard at two Mozambique construction sites. Technical Report for Phase V-A: Final assessment of Site 2. Ocean Engineering, University of Rhode Island, 30 pps.

Grilli A.R. and S.T. Grilli 2013. Modeling of tsunami generation, propagation and regional impact along the upper U.S east coast from the Puerto Rico trench. Research Report no. CACR-13-02. NTHMP Award, #NA10NWS4670010, National Weather Service Program Office, 18 pps. [pdf]  (2.5Mb)

Grilli A.R. and S.T. Grilli 2013. Far-Field tsunami impact on the U.S. East Coast from an extreme flank collapse of the Cumbre Vieja Volcano (Canary Island). Research Report no. CACR-13-03. NTHMP Award, #NA10NWS4670010, National Weather Service Program Office, 13 pps. [pdf]  (3.5Mb)

Grilli A.R. and S.T. Grilli 2013. Modeling of tsunami generation, propagation and regional impact along the U.S. East Coast from the Azores Convergence Zone. Research Report no. CACR-13-04. NTHMP Award, #NA10NWS4670010, National Weather Service Program Office, 20 pps. [pdf]  (3.6Mb)

Grilli, S.T., C. O'Reilly and T. Tajalli-Bakhsh 2013. Modeling of SMF tsunami generation and regiobal impact alng the upper U.S. East Coast. Research Report no. CACR-13-05. NTHMP Award, #NA10NWS4670010, National Weather Service Program Office, 46 pps. [pdf]  (3.1Mb)

King J., Baxter, C. and S.T. Grilli 2013. Analysis of tsunamigenic SMF hazard at two Mozambique construction sites. Technical Report for Phase V-B1. University of Rhode Island, 55 pps.

Tappin, D., S.T. Grilli, J. Harris, T. Masterlark, J.T. Kirby, F. Shi, and G. Ma, 2013. Differentiating earthquake tsunamis from other sources; how do we tell the difference ? EGU General Assembly 2013 (7-12 April, 2013, Vienna, Austria), Abstract EGU2013-10211.

2014 :

Nouguier F., Grilli S.T. and C.-A. Guérin 2014. Nonlinear ocean wave reconstruction algorithms based on spatiotemporal data acquired by a flash LIDAR camera. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52(3), 1761-1771, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2013.2254494  (published online 5/29/13).

Banari A., Janssen C., Grilli S.T. and M. Krafczyk 2014. Efficient GPGPU implementation of a Lattice Boltzmann Model for multiphase flows with high density ratios. Computers and Fluids, 66 pps., doi: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2014.01.004  (published online 1/18/14; in press).

Harris, J.C., Dombre, E., Benoit, M. and S.T. Grilli 2014. Fast integral equation methods for fully nonlinear water wave modeling. In Proc. 24th Offshore and Polar Engng. Conf. (ISOPE14, Busan, South Korea, June 2014), Intl. Society of Offshore and Polar Engng. (in press)    [pdf]  (1.3Mb).

Accepted :

Submitted, or in revision :

Harris J.C. and Grilli, S.T. Large eddy simulation of sediment transport over rippled beds Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 50pps. (submitted).

Grilli S.T., O'Reilly C., Harris J.C., Tajalli-Bakhsh T., Tehranirad B., Banihashemi S., Kirby J.T., Baxter C.D.P., Eggeling T., Ma G. and F. Shi. Modeling of SMF tsunami hazard along the upper US East Coast: Detailed impact around Ocean City, MD. Natural Hazards, 42pps. (submitted).

Banari A., Janssen C., and Grilli S.T. An efficient lattice Boltzmann multiphase model for 3D flows with large density ratios at high Reynolds numbers. Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 55 pps. (submitted).


Some Recent Graduates

Complete list of : [graduates]

Juan Horrillo taught at the ITESM University in Mexico. He completed his M.S. degree in 1997 at URI, with a thesis entitled: Fully Nonlinear Properties of Periodic Waves Shoaling over Slopes. He received his Ph.D from the University of Alaska in 2006 and is now an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M Unversity at Galveston, TX.

Todd Fake works as a scientific programmer at the University of Connecticut. He completed his M.S. degree in 2000, with a thesis entitled: SLICKMAP : An interactive computer model for the modeling of oil containment by booms.

Aaron Benston, after working for one year in Finland, and working as an engineer for Vibtech Inc, is now working at the Naval Underwater Warefare Center. He completed his M.S. degree in 2001, with a thesis entitled: Laboratory Experiments to Determine the Dynamic Response of a Ship-to-Shore Causeway System.

Benjamin Biausser is working at Technip Offshore Branch, Flexi France. He completed his Ph.D in 2003 (at the univeristy of Toulon) with a thesis entitled: Suivi d'interface tridimensionnel : application au déferlement.

Matt Shultz is working at an Ocean Engineering Company in Woods Hall, MA. He completed his M.S. degree in 2005, with a thesis entitled: Simulation of a ship-to-shore causeway system in waves.

Rick Gilbert is a Consulting Engineer at McLaren, P.C. in New York. He completed his M.S. degree in 2005, with a thesis entitled: Numerical modeling and validation of nonlinear wave driven sediment transport.

Jeff Harris received his MS in May 2006, with a thesis entitled: Understanding and Optimizing the Harley Surface Effect Ship and his PhD in May 2011, with a thesis entitled.... He now works as a postdoctoral research associate at URI on tsunami modeling and hazard assessment.

Francois Enet is working at Alkyon, in Holland. He defended his PhD in August 2006, with a thesis entitled: Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Modeling for Tsunamis Generated by Underwater Landslides.

Stefan Maretzki is working at Bilfinger Berger in Germany. He defended his MS in December 2006, with a thesis entitled: Numerical Simulation of Tsunami Hazard Maps for the US East Coast.

Kristy Moore is working at the Naval Underwater Warfare Center (NUWC), in RI. She defended her MS in July 2007, with a thesis entitled: Evaluation of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Acoustic Surveys, Investigation of 3D Propagation Effects at the New Jersey Shelf Break Front and Acoustic Backscatter in Controlled Water Wave Fields.

Oliver Taylor is pursuing his PhD at URI. He defended his MS in December 2008, with a thesis entitled: Numerical Simulation of Tsunami Hazard Maps for the US East Coast.

Nate Greene is working at Raytheon in RI. He defended his MS in December 2008, with a thesis entitled: Irregular Wave Generation in a Fully Nonlinear Potential Flow Numerical Wave Tank.


 
 

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