Douglas joined Edenvale Young as a Graduate Hydraulic Modeller in July 2020 and is one of our newest members of staff, he describes in his own words his experience to date and what he hopes to gain from being a member of team EVY:
“I am recent MEng Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of Exeter. Throughout university I developed a passion for computational modelling and went on to complete a masters dissertation project that successfully developed Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics models of floating debris collisions with bridge structures in river flows.
I am really looking forward to joining Edenvale Young as it will allow me to learn and develop industry standard skills in a number of specialist software packages so that I will quickly be able to work on a wide variety of large and exciting projects.”
“My dissertation focused on 3D hydraulic modelling using an open-source package called DualSPHysics which uses the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method to model a fluid in 3-dimensions using particles.
My project involved developing an accurate SPH model of a 10m recirculating flume, and then calibrating the model using experimental data. Following on from this, I then used the software to model floating debris impacts with a bridge pier structure, and also to investigate the influences of debris accumulations on the upstream face of a bridge pier in a river flow.
This project successfully validated the use of the DualSPHysics software for this type of open-channel flow modelling.”