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Dr Richard Porter

Dr Richard Porter

Dr Richard Porter
B.Sc., Ph.D.(Bristol)

Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Area of research

Waves and their interaction with structures

Office 1A.17
Fry Building,
Woodland Road, BS8 1UG
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 42 84942

Research summary


Wave Phenomena

I am interested in problems relating to the interaction of waves with structures in a variety of settings including fluids, elasticity, electromagnetics and acoustics. The main application areas are:

  1. Marine renewables, specifically the harnessing of ocean wave energy. Analysing the efficacy of current wave energy devices and developing new wave energy converter ideas based on theoretical results.
  2. Elasticity, waves in elastic plates and ocean wave interaction with floating ice.
  3. Cloaking and metamaterials in water waves.
  4. Methods for studying ocean wave propagation over variable bathymetry.
  5. The interaction of ocean waves with very large structures where computational methods are ...

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1989-1992: BSc Mathematics, Bristol

1992-1995: PhD Mathematics, Bristol

1995-1998: Post-Doc, Bristol

1999-1999: Higher Scientist, Sowerby Research Centre, Filton, Bristol

1999-2000: Temporary Lecturer, Mathematics, Bristol

2000-2008: Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, Bristol

2008-present: Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, Bristol

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