Mr Richard Wilson

BE(Hons)

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Biography

Richard joined the department in March 2014 as a doctoral candidate, in order to expand on research completed during his undergraduate honours project in 2011. His area of research is based on sediment-laden gravity flows (turbidity currents) and their interaction with obstacles and substrates, using scaled laboratory models coupled with ultrasonic and photometric measurement techniques.

Richard completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Auckland in 2011, and worked as a Water Resources Engineer for Tonkin & Taylor until returning to the University. He spent the majority of his time in industry working as a stormwater designer on large-scale transport projects, such as the Waterview Connection Project.

Richard's doctorate research is supervised by Dr Heide Friedrich (University of Auckland) and co-supervised by Dr. Craig Stevens (NIWA).

Research | Current

  • Sediment-laden gravity currents (turbidity currents)

Research groups

Teaching | Current

Teaching Assistant

  • CIVIL 332 - Fluid Mechanics 2

Areas of expertise

  • Turbidity current modelling - experimental
  • Photometry measurement and visualisation
  • Stormwater engineering

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Wilson, R. I., Friedrich, H., & Stevens, C. (2017). Image thresholding process for combining photometry with intrusive flow instruments. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 1-9. 10.1080/00221686.2017.1313320
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Heide Friedrich
  • Wilson, R. I., Friedrich, H., & Stevens, C. (2017). Turbulent entrainment in sediment-laden flows interacting with an obstacle. Physics of Fluids, 29 (3), 036603-036603. 10.1063/1.4979067
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Craig Stevens, Heide Friedrich
  • Wilson, R. I., Friedrich, H., & Stevens, C. (2016). COMBINING PHOTOMETRY AND WAVELET ANALYSIS FOR RESEARCH INTO TURBIDITY CURRENTS. Paper presented at 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA. 7 February - 12 February 2016. 11TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECOHYDRAULICS. (pp. 4).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Heide Friedrich
  • Wilson, R. I., Friedrich, H., & Stevens, C. (2016). Photometric velocity tracking tool for laboratory generated turbidity currents. River Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Heide Friedrich
  • Wilson, R. I. (2015). OPTIMISATION OF LIGHTING TECHNIQUES FOR PHOTOMETRIC MEASUREMENT OF SEDIMENT-LADEN FLOWS. Paper presented at 36th IAHR World Congress, Delft, NETHERLANDS. 28 June - 3 July 2015. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 36TH IAHR WORLD CONGRESS. (pp. 9).
  • Wilson, R. I., Friedrich, H., & Stevens, C. (2015). INTRUSIVE MEASUREMENT EVALUATION FOR SEDIMENT-LADEN FLOWS INTERACTING WITH AN OBSTACLE. Paper presented at 36th IAHR World Congress, Delft, NETHERLANDS. 28 June - 3 July 2015. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 36TH IAHR WORLD CONGRESS. (pp. 9).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Heide Friedrich
  • Wilson, R. I., & Friedrich, H. (2014). Dynamic analysis of the interaction between unconfined turbidity currents and obstacles. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Ultrasonic Doppler Methods for Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Engineering, 129-132. Strasbourg, France. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/26633
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Heide Friedrich