Dr Songdong Shao
Senior Lecturer in Water Engineering
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 5783
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 5700
My research uses numerical modelling to predict natural hazards in river and coastal
environments. This helps to improve the design of defences.
dr songdong shao
Songdong Shao studied his BSc, MSc and PhD in the Department of Hydraulic Engineering at Tsinghua University. He has worked at the University of Bradford, University of Hong Kong, University of Plymouth, Kyoto University and Nanyang Technological University, before joining the Department in 2013.
Songdong’s research concentrates on the influence of global warming on coastal disasters. He develops numerical models to solve hydrodynamic equations to predict natural hazards, such as flooding in river and coastal environments. His work is then applied to the practical design of coastal defences. He focuses on river hydraulics and coastal hydrodynamics, including fluid-structure interaction, porous flow, multi-phase flow and sediment transport. Songdong is well-known for his work in the area of smoothed particle hydrodynamics. This is a relatively recent numerical method that works by examining the aggregated effect of bouncing spheres of fluid off one another, and off solid boundaries. Because of the flexible way it handles interfaces, such as the one between water and air, it is of particular interest to civil engineers who work on river flooding problems, or coastal flood and erosion problems where modelling breaking waves is an important part of the dynamics.
Activities and Distinctions
- Guest Professor, Harbin Engineering University, China
- Editorial Board, Coastal Engineering Journal, Taylor & Francis
- Thomson Reuters High Cite Researchers 2013
- Keynote speaker, 11th International Conference on Hydrodynamics (ICHD 2014), 19-24 October, Singapore
- Tan Chin Tuan Exchange Fellowship in Engineering (2012), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- Khayyer A, Gotoh H, Shimizu Y, Gotoh K, Falahaty H & Shao S (2018) Development of a projection-based SPH method for numerical wave flume with porous media of variable porosity. Coastal Engineering, 140, 1-22.
- Zheng X, You Y, Ma Q, Khayyer A & Shao S (2018) A Comparative Study on Violent Sloshing with Complex Baffles Using the ISPH Method. Applied Sciences, 8(6). View this article in WRRO
- Shu A, Wang L, Shao S & Ou G (2018) Investigation on dynamic behaviours of liquid and solid phases within non-homogeneous debris flows. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (London) _ Water Management. View this article in WRRO
- Gabreil E, Tait S, Shao S & Nichols A (2018) SPHysics simulation of laboratory shallow free surface turbulent flows over a rough bed. Journal of Hydraulic Research/De Recherches Hydrauliques. View this article in WRRO
- Wang D, Shao S, Li S, Shi Y, Arikawa T & Zhang H (2018) 3D ISPH erosion model for flow passing a vertical cylinder. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 78, 374-399. View this article in WRRO
- Zheng X, Ma Q & Shao S (2018) Study on SPH Viscosity Term Formulations. Applied Sciences, 8(2). View this article in WRRO
- Zhang N, Zheng X, Ma Q, Duan W, Khayyer A, Lv X & Shao S (2018) A hybrid stabilization technique for simulating water wave – structure interaction by Incompressible Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (ISPH) method. Journal of Hydro-environment Research, 18, 77-94. View this article in WRRO
- Shi Y, Li S, Chen H, He M & Shao S (2018) Improved SPH simulation of spilled oil contained by flexible floating boom under wave-current coupling condition. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 76, 272-300. View this article in WRRO
- Zheng X, Lv X, Ma Q, Duan W, Khayyer A & Shao S (2018) An improved solid boundary treatment for wave–float interactions using ISPH method. International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. View this article in WRRO