Visiting Graduate Student
My research uses experiments with live and model plants and numerical simulation to understand the interaction of flexible plants with current and waves. The leaves and stems of flexible plants reconfigure (bend) in response to currents and waves, and this impacts the drag. I am creating predictive models that capture the reconfiguration of both leaves and stems and the impact on hydrodynamic drag. These models will be used to predict the wave attenuation associated with marsh grasses.