The University of Southampton
Engineering and the Environment
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G.D.Weymouth@soton.ac.uk

Dr Gabriel David Weymouth Sc.D., M.Sc., B.Sc.

Associate Professor

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Dr Gabriel David Weymouth is an Associate Professor within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.

A simple example is often the best way to generate insight and understanding of complex systems

Current position
I am a Associate Professor for the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute at the University of Southampton, UK. I have always been fascinated by mechanics and mathematics, and now I work on some of the most interesting and mathematically complex mechanics in the world: unsteady fluid dynamics and nonlinear fluid/structure interaction. My work is driven by questions like:

Previous Work:

  • Research Scientist at the Centre for Environmental Sensing and Modelling in the Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, 2010-2012
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008-2010

Education:

  • Doctorate of Science in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008
  • Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research, 2003
  • Bachelors of Science in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from the Webb Institute, 2001

Research

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Research interests

My fields of expertise are computational models using both physics- based and learning based approaches, as well as bio-inspired design, high-energy free-interface flows, and nonlinear fluid-structure interactions. I have over 30 peer-reviewed papers and have co-supervised more than 10 students in universities in Singapore and the United States. I created the open source project Lily Pad as a teaching and research platform for fluid/structure simulations that is being used in universities around the world.

Research interests

Scientific Interests

  • Nonlinear fluid/structure interactions
  • High energy breaking waves and air entrainment

Technical Interests

  • Biologically inspired engineering technologies
  • Accessible and robust simulation methods
  • Machine learning in the limit of sparse data

Application Categories

  • Marine robotics
  • Ship hydrodynamics
  • Renewable energy
  • Offshore engineering
Octopus inspired rocket
Octopus inspired rocket
Ocean energy extraction
Ocean energy extraction
Marine Robotics
Marine Robotics
Whisker-like flow sensors
Whisker-like flow sensors
General purpose simulation
General purpose simulation

Research group(s)

Fluid Structure Interactions

Research project(s)

Wake Detection Ability and Self-Induced Motion Suppression of Whisker-like Geometries

Harbour seal whiskers have a unique geometry, optimizing their ability to sense upstream disturbances while minimizing their own self induced motions.

Air entrainment in the wake of a transom stern

The complex, three-dimensional flow field in the wake of a surface ship contains a highly mixed air-water turbulent region that results in a detectable wake signature.

Ocean Survey and Autonomous Sampling Using Multi-Agent Systems

Autonomous marine robots are used to survey and take water samples from unsteady coastal environments.

Minimally Actuated Flapping Foil Energy Extractors

Animals use flapping foils for efficient locomotion. This project uses the same idea to extract energy from ocean currents and tidal flows.

Fast escape underwater vehicle inspired by the octopus jetting

Burst speed underwater vehicle inspired by the shape changing of cephalopods, which are the fastest marine invertebrates.

Accurate Cartesian-grid modeling of unsteady and separating flows

A novel Cartesian-grid approach is developed to accurate model forces and separation on complex moving geometries such as swimming animals.

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Conference(s)

 

Module title Module code Discipline Role
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics SESS6001 Engineering Sciences  Lecturer
Basic Naval Architecture SESS1015
Engineering Sciences  Lecturer
 ThermoFluids FEEG1003
Engineering Sciences  Instructor

Dr Gabriel David Weymouth
Engineering and the Environment University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 176/3029

Telephone: (023) 8059 2168
Email: G.D.Weymouth@soton.ac.uk


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