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The simulation below shows the Dam Break that occured in December 2005 in Missouri. It is created using Flood2D-GPU (Kalyanapu et al., 2011), a two-dimensional flood model based on full St. Venant equations and solved using an upwind finite difference numerical scheme. The cool thing about Flood2D-GPU is, it is modeled using Graphics Processing Units or more commonly known as "Graphics Cards", (thanks to video game industry).
Graduate Funding Opportunity Available
PhD Opportunity is available at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville ,TN. Motivated students with strong background and research interests in the following areas in Water Resources: Numerical hydrologic/hydraulic modeling; Monte Carlo Uncertainty Analysis, Floodplain Management; Sustainability in Water Resources; Urban Hydrology; GIS-based Water Resources applications and related fields, are encouraged to apply for our graduate program. Strong programming skills are preferred.
Financial assistance (up to 1 year) is possible and subject to strength of candidate's application. Awards may be extended subjected to performance and future available funds. For additional information, please contact Dr. Alfred Kalyanapu in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (Email: Akalyanapu@TnTech.edu; Phone: 931-372-3561).
Selected candidates should be able to start the PhD program preferably in Fall 2013 or Spring 2013 semester.
For more information about how to model floods (rainfall driven or otherwise), feel free to contact me.