Author Archives: Alvise

Wall effect on Lift and Drag Forces

A short discussion on lateral wall effect on Lift/Drag Forces on a rigid body in a flow. And a question, too. Based on my knowledge, forces on rigid bodies in a flow stream are given for an undefined flow field, … Continue reading

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Glacier Bay Tidal Modeling

Researchers in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University released their Glacier Bay project page, which an be found at The modeling was done using ADCIRC. The project page is a good source of … Continue reading

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MATLAB Functions for Computer Vision and Image Processing

Peter Kovesi of School of Computer Science & Software Engineering – The University of Western Australia wrote some Matlab functions for image processing. I used them, founding interesting hints for my works. The m files can be downloaded following this … Continue reading

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AIOM Off-shore and Marine Engineering Association

AIOM is the Italian Association for Off-Shore and Marine Engineering. AIOM publishes periodically a technical bulletin in italian language. People interested in publishing technical articles, in italian, can submit them for evaluation to AIOM bulletins are freely downloadable from … Continue reading

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2-D unstructured mesh Matlab generator

MESH2D is a toolbox for the generation and manipulation of unstructured triangular meshes in MATLAB. High quality meshes can be generated automatically for user defined geometries. These meshes are suitable for subsequent Finite Element Method or Finite Volume Method analysis. … Continue reading

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2-D Navier-Stokes equations Matlab solver

I am pretty sure that any hydraulic engineer wants to have a code for integrating Navier-Stokes equations over a complex domain. Fortunately there are some cool guys who share their work.This is what Navier-Stokes Solver (Navier2d) is: a Matlab solver … Continue reading

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Wave Overtopping Manual

State of the art of studies on Wave Overtopping of Sea Defences and Related Structures is finally reported in a manual at released in August 2007. This Overtopping Manual gives guidance on analysis and/or prediction of wave overtopping for … Continue reading

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Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) in Fortran

Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) is a quite recent computational method developed to simulate fluid flows. Differently from other mathematical models of fluid dynamics, SPH describes the mean from the lagrangian point of view. This means that the fluid is divided … Continue reading

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Confined seepage in Matlab

By using Partial Differential Equation Toolbox of Matlab language, I generated a simple problem of confined seepage. To use it save flow_v2.m (mouse right button and save destination as) open Matlab; type pdetool at the Matlab command line; open saved … Continue reading

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Coastal List

Coastal_list is an e-mail list for coastal engineers. In Oceanographic field, you can find: Job opportunities; PhD positions; Conference calls-for-papers; References. But principally it is a way to call for data, information, articles, news about Oceans. To join Coastal_list you … Continue reading

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