Professor Mohammed Seaid
Title : Advanced Integrated Analysis Features for Hydraulic Modelling in Morocco
Abstract : Modelling the hydraulics in large environmental systems requires access and analysis to tremendous sets of data. Nowadays analysis of these data in flood modelling for smart cities has attracted many researchers in engineering as well as mathematics and physics. The main difficulties associated with this step in the modelling are related to data processing including preparation of the data for the simulation and design of efficient tools for data analysis for the obtained results. In the current work we give a survey on the data generated for the past years in the field of modelling and numerical simulation of:
i. Oceanic recirculation in the strait of Gibraltar
ii. Transport and dispersion of pollutant in the lagoon of Nador
iii. Modelling of eutrophication in the lake of Bouregreg
Preparation of the data for these applications is a crucial step towards any efficient and accurate modelling of their dynamics. These data include reconstruction of the data for their irregular geometries, complex bathymetry, coupled boundary conditions, nonlinear friction terms at the bed and the free-surface, and wind and dispersion coefficients. In the present study we examine a series of optimisation methods for filtering and processing the field data to be ready and consistent to be easily incorporated into the numerical model to be implemented. One of our objective is to reconstruct empirical equations from the collected field data for the parameters used in the hydraulic models. For example, we demonstrate that there exists an optimal set of data to be used for reconstruction of the topography for the strait of Gibraltar, the lagoon of Nador and the lake of Bouregreg. These reconstructed topographies are tested in high performance computing and both deterministic and stochastic simulations are presented.
- Prof. Mohammed Seaid first graduated from University Complutense of Madrid in Spain then moved to Darmstadt Technische Universitaet in Germany and Kaiserslautern Technische Universitaet in Germany as a postdoctoral, research associate and assistant professor. In 2017 he hold a position of professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Benguerir. He also hold a position of associate professor at School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, University of Durham, UK. His research work has focussed on two areas: (i) modelling free-surface water flows and sediment transport and (ii) development of robust numerical methods for computational hydraulics. Much of his work has been conducted on high-performance computing pltaforms. Together with colleagues in the Fraunhofer Institut Techno und Wirtschaftsmathematik, Kaiserslautern, Germany, he has been developing lattice Boltzmann methods for shallow water equations in tidal flows. The theoretical and computational work recently has focused on the application of lattice Boltzmann methods for deformational problems, which provides a computational framework for examining the performance of lattice Boltzmann methods in spatial domains with moving boundaries. Since taking up his current post at Durham, he has researched into the use and development of adaptive finite volume methods applied particularly to hydraulic engineering problems. He has investigated well-balanced discretizations for shallow water equations on nonflat topography using finite volume techniques. Professor Mohammed Seaid has published more than 100 papers in international journals on computational fluid dynamics and numerical methods for interactions between sediments and water .
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