Stuart McLelland

Dr Stuart McLelland

Deputy Director of the Energy and Environment Institute

Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Energy and Environmental Institute

Summary

Stuart's research focuses on physical modelling of flow processes and sediment transport dynamics. His main interests are in river dynamics, but sediment and water are everywhere so he works across a range of scales and also studies estuarine and coastal environments. Stuart manages research in the Total Environment Simulator (TES) which is a world-class experimental facility, operated by the University of Hull. The TES is designed for modelling environmental fluid and sediment dynamics across with flow, waves and rainfall in conjunction with a suite of laser and acoustic measurement equipment. Stuart leads fieldwork teaching on volcanic geomorphology in Tenerife which he has been involved with for 20 years and he manages and delivers MSc teaching programmes for the Energy and Environment Institute.

Undergraduate

16206 Field Study (Tenerife)

Journal Article

The adaptation of dunes to changes in river flow

Reesink, A. J. H., Parsons, D. R., Ashworth, P. J., Best, J. L., Hardy, R. J., Murphy, B. J., …Unsworth, C. (2018). The adaptation of dunes to changes in river flow. Earth-Science Reviews, 185, 1065-1087. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2018.09.002

Near wake of emergent vegetation patches in shallow flow

Wunder, S., Trevisson, M., Heckele, C., Chagot, L., Murphy, B., McLelland, S., …Eiff, O. (2018). Near wake of emergent vegetation patches in shallow flow. E3S Web of Conferences, 40, https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20184002057

Wave ripple development on mixed clay-sand substrates: Effects of clay winnowing and armoring

Wu, X., Baas, J. H., Parsons, D. R., Eggenhuisen, J., Amoudry, L., Cartigny, M., …Ruessink, G. (2018). Wave ripple development on mixed clay-sand substrates: Effects of clay winnowing and armoring. Journal of geophysical research. JGR. Earth surface, 123(11), 2784-2801. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JF004681

Laboratory study on the effects of hydro kinetic turbines on hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics

Ramírez-Mendoza, R., Amoudry, L., Thorne, P., Cooke, R., McLelland, S., Jordan, L., …Murdoch, L. (2018). Laboratory study on the effects of hydro kinetic turbines on hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics. Renewable energy, 129(Part A), 271-284. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.05.094

Modelling impacts of tidal stream turbines on surface waves

Li, X., Li, M., Jordan, L. B., McLelland, S., Parsons, D. R., Amoudry, L. O., …Comerford, L. (2019). Modelling impacts of tidal stream turbines on surface waves. Renewable energy, 130, 725-734. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.05.098

Research interests

- Physical modelling of river, estuarine and coastal flow processes and sediment transport dynamics.

- Application of laser and acoustic flow measurement techniques.

- Developing new techniques for physical modelling of ecohydraulics.

- Modelling environmental impacts on the seabed associated with offshore wind energy.

- Developing research in Natural Flood Management.

- Member of the Modelling Environmental Systems Research Group at the University of Hull.

- Member of the management team for HYDRALAB+ (http://www.hydralab.eu) which is a EU-funded Infrastructure programme funded through Horizon2020. There are more than 25 participants from throughout the EU.

- Member of the British Society for Geomorphology (http://britishgeomorphology.org.uk/)

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome any PhDs in the area of experimental modelling, fluvial sediment transport and natural flood management.

Current PhD supervisions

Laura-Beth Jordan - Wake Development Downstream from Tidal Stream Turbines. UoH - McLelland (P) and Parsons (S). Started 02/2014

David N Jordan - The influence of vegetation on fluvial morphodynamics and flood risk. UoH - Parsons (P) and McLelland (S). Started 09/2012

Sergio Duran Catastrophic Floods on Mars UoH - Catastrophic Flows Cluster - Coulthard (P) and McLelland (S). Started 09/2016

Bas Bodewes Scaling flood events and ecohydraulics in experimental models UoH - Catastrophic Flows Cluster - McLelland (P) and Parsons (S). Started 09/2016

Robert Houseago - Coastal system resilience under increased storminess UoH - Catastrophic Flows Cluster - Parsons (P) and McLelland (S). Started 09/2016