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Dr 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.

16206 Field Study (Tenerife)

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Riparian vegetation life stages control the impact of flood sequencing on braided river morphodynamics

Fernandez, R. L., McLelland, S., Parsons, D. R., & Bodewes, B. (2021). Riparian vegetation life stages control the impact of flood sequencing on braided river morphodynamics. Earth surface processes and landforms : the journal of the British Geomorphological Research Group, 46(11), 2315-2329. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5177

Relating the Flow Processes and Bedforms of Steady-State and Waning Density Currents

de Cala, I., Ohata, K., Dorrell, R., Naruse, H., Patacci, M., Amy, L. A., …McCaffrey, W. D. (2020). Relating the Flow Processes and Bedforms of Steady-State and Waning Density Currents. Frontiers in Earth Science, 8, Article 535743. https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2020.535743

Asymmetric effects of a modelled tidal turbine on the flow and seabed

Ramírez -Mendoza, R., Murdoch, L., Jordan, L., Amoudry, L. B. D., Mclelland, S., Cooke, R. D., …Vezza, M. (2020). Asymmetric effects of a modelled tidal turbine on the flow and seabed. Renewable energy, 159, 238-249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.05.133

Asymmetric effects of a modelled tidal turbine on the flow and seabed

Ramírez -Mendoza, R., Murdoch, L., Jordan, L. B., Amoudry, L. O., McLelland, S., Cooke, R. D., …Vezza, M. (2020). Asymmetric effects of a modelled tidal turbine on the flow and seabed. Renewable energy, 159, 238-249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.05.133

Report

UK Parliament Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee Flooding Inquiry: Written Evidence from Dr Kate Smith et al. (FLO0043)

Smith, K., Thomas, R. E., Skinner, C., Davidson, G., Parsons, D., McLelland, S., …Betts, P. (2021). UK Parliament Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee Flooding Inquiry: Written Evidence from Dr Kate Smith et al. (FLO0043)

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/)

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Physical Modelling of Mixed Beaches

Funder

Environment Agency

Grant

£7,000.00

Started

1 January 2019

Status

Complete

Project

H2020 RI - HYDRALAB-PLUS

Funder

EC European Commission

Grant

£616,188.00

Started

31 August 2015

Status

Complete

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

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