Areas of expertise
- Computing, Simulation & Modelling
- Water Science and Engineering
Dr Wenlong Chen is a researcher specialising in
the physical behavior of water and sediment related system. A focal aspect of his research is improving systems'
understanding by analytically and numerically simulating both the interaction within the system and the response of the system to external forces. He
is currently a research fellow at Cranfield University,
working on the
development of predictive models of cohesive sediment erosion by
bringing together computational dynamics modelling and cutting-edge
analytical erosion simulation and measurement equipment.
Prior to joining Cranfield University, he
was a research fellow at University of Nottingham on an EPSRC-funded project
on coastal erosion protection, where he developed a nonlinear perturbation model for the evolution of nourishment in the nearshore of a macro-tidal environment which can facilitate the nature-based protection to the coast. Wenlong obtained his PhD in marine dynamics at Twente University (2011-2015), worked at the Water Engineering and Management department. There he developed a semi-analytical model to simulate the storm surge process in coastal basins.
Wenlong is a research fellow on a EPSRC project, entitled
‘Improved prediction of cohesive sediment erosion based on
inter-particle forces’, investigating how the inter-particle forces contributes to the resistive force of the cohesive sediment with both experimental and numerical method.
Articles In Journals
- Chen W, Muller P, Grabowski R & Dodd N (2022) Green nourishment: an innovative nature-based solution for coastal erosion, Frontiers in Marine Science, 8 Article No. 814589. Dataset/s: 10.17862/cranfield.rd.17005480
- Shi H, Song L, Zhang H, Chen W, Lin H, Li D, Wang G & Zhao H (2022) Experimental and numerical studies on progressive debonding of grouted rock bolts, International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 32 (1) 63-74.
- Chen WL, Grabowski RL & Goel S (2022) Clay swelling: role of cations in stabilizing/destabilizing mechanisms, ACS Omega, 7 (4) 3185-3191. Dataset/s: 10.17862/cranfield.rd.15049314
- Yan T, Xie G, Chen W, Wu Z, Xu J & Liu Y (2021) Experimental study on three-effect tubular solar still under vacuum and immersion cooling, Desalination, 515 (November) Article No. 115211.
- Chen WL & Dodd N (2021) A nonlinear perturbation study of a shoreface nourishment on a multiply barred beach, Continental Shelf Research, 214 (February) Article No. 104317.
- Shi H, Song L, Chen W, Zhang H, Wang G, Yuan G, Zhang W, Chen G, Wang Y & Lin G (2020) New non-destructive method for testing the strength of cement mortar material based on vibration frequency of steel bar: Theory and experiment, Construction and Building Materials, 262 (November) Article No. 120931.
- Xie G, Chen W, Yan T, Tang J, Liu H & Cao S (2020) Three-effect tubular solar desalination system with vacuum operation under actual weather conditions, Energy Conversion and Management, 205 (February) Article No. 112371.
- Chen WL & Dodd N (2019) An idealised study for the evolution of a shoreface nourishment, Continental Shelf Research, 178 (May) 15-26.
- Chen WL, Dodd N, Tiessen MCH & Calvete D (2018) An idealised study for the long term evolution of crescentic bars, Continental Shelf Research, 152 (January) 87-97.
- Chen WL, Roos PC, Schuttelaars HM, Kumar M, Zitman TJ & Hulscher SJ (2016) Response of large-scale coastal basins to wind forcing: influence of topography, Ocean Dynamics, 66 (4) 549-565.
- Ndungu JN, Chen W, Augustijn DC & Hulscher SJ (2015) Analysis of the driving force of hydrodynamics in Lake Naivasha, Kenya, Open Journal of Modern Hydrology, 5 (4) 95-104.
- Chen WL, Roos PC, Schuttelaars HM & Hulscher SJ (2015) Resonance properties of a closed rotating rectangular basin subject to space- and time-dependent wind forcing, Ocean Dynamics, 65 (3) 325-339.