Dr Matteo Rubinato

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Visiting Research Fellow

m.rubinato@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 7794 995864

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Dr Matteo Rubinato
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Room D105
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Research interests

My research areas are all linked to the understanding of urban flooding phenomena and the interactions between existing sewer systems and streets.

My first area of interest is on the flow and the mechanical processes associated with the flow exchange between urban drainage systems, with a strong focus on experimental modelling of urban drainage systems to provide novel datasets for validation of numerical models.

As hydraulic models are increasingly being used to both plan significant asset investment and form the basis of flood awareness/warning schemes, the resulting improvements in modelling accuracy is anticipated to have significant benefits in terms of more efficient drainage design/investment and increased resilience to flood events.

My second area of interest is the quantification of the spread of pollutant and contaminates from sewer systems into surface flow during an event of flooding when the water is escaping from the manholes.

My third area involves technologies to improve measurement techniques with potential to remotely measure turbulence processes based on their linkages with the dynamic water surface. Accurate 3D measurement of turbulence-generated rough water surfaces is problematic hence more studies are requested to improve this sector.