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Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

Insight Through Simulation, Induction and Biomimicry Seminar

Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Date:
22 May 2013
Venue:
Southampton University Highfield Campus Building 28, Room 2001 Tea, coffee and refreshment will be available.

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Dr. Yeping Xiong on +44 (0)23 8059 6619 or email Y.Xiong@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

It covers three themes, the development of accessible simulation tools for education and research; the use of physics-based learning models to induce system behavior from a sparse set of examples and the biological systems to inspire novel maritime designs.

The maritime field continues to evolve to incorporate new design paradigms such as autonomous vehicles, new operational requirements such as small hydrodynamics signatures, and new applications such as ocean energy extraction. These changes push the boundaries of what previous designs and design tools are capable of and necessitate the development of novel systems and new ways of gaining insight about these systems.

This seminar will present three research topics to adress this need. First, the development of accessible simulation tools for education and research. Second, the use of physics-based learning models to induce system behavior from a sparse set of examples. And finally, the study of biological systems to inspire novel maritime designs. Previous work in each category will be given, including the open source tool Lily-Pad, efficient prediction of nonlinear ship waves (and future climate trends), and a high-speed underwater rocket inspired by a jetting octopus.

Speaker information

Gabriel Weymouth,Dr. Gabriel Weymouth (G.D.Weymouth@soton.ac.uk) is the new Lecturer for the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI). The focus of his research is the development and application of fast, accurate, and robust computational prediction methods for novel maritime systems. To this end, he has developed many new techniques in both first-principle CFD methods, as well as machine learning and regression methods. Dr. Weymouth has applied these techniques to the study of fundamental problems in fluid mechanics such as vortex shedding, air entrainment, and nonlinear fluid/structure interaction through Naval, biological, and environmental applications

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