CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

James Kirby

Ph.D, University of Delaware

Edward C. Davis Professor


Office: 201 Ocean Engineering Lab
Phone: (302) 831-2438
Fax: (302) 831-1228
Email: kirby@udel.edu
Curriculum Vitae:  view
Web Page:  https://www.udel.edu/kirby

[ Short Bio | Education | Awards | Select Publications | Courses ]

Short Bio

Research Interests:
 Ocean surface waves, nearshore hydrodynamics and sediment transport; tsunamis; time series analysis


Education

1983: Ph.D, University of Delaware
1976: Master, Brown University
1975: Bachelor, Brown University

Honors and Awards

Moffat-Nichol Port and Coastal Engineering Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, : 2011
Nominated for University Excellence in Teaching Award: 2008
Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize: American Society of Civil Engineers, 1992.

Select Publications

Wu, G., Shi, F., Kirby, J. T., Mieras, R., Liang, B., Li, H. and Shi, J., 2016, "A pre-storage, subgrid model for simulating flooding and draining processes in salt marshes", Coastal Engineering, 108, 65-78, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.11.008.

Derakhti, M. and Kirby, J. T., 2016, "Breaking-onset, energy and momentum flux in unsteady focused wave packets", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 790, 553-581, doi:10.1017/jfm.2016.17.

Orzech, M., Shi, F., Veeramony, J., Bateman, S., Calantoni, J. and Kirby, J. T., 2016, "Incorporating floating surface objects into a fully dispersive surface wave model", Ocean Modelling, 102, 14-26, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.04.007.

Ma, G., Farahani, A. A., Kirby, J. T. and Shi, F., 2016, "Modeling wave-structure interactions by an immersed boundary method in a sigma-coordinate model", Ocean Engineering, 125, 238-247, doi:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.08.027.

Derakhti, M., Kirby, J. T., Shi, F. and Ma, G., 2016, "NHWAVE: Consistent boundary conditions and turbulence modeling", Ocean Modelling, 106, 121-130, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.09.002.

Prestininzi, P., Abdolali, A., Montessori, A., Kirby, J. T. and La Rocca, M., 2016, "Lattice Boltzmann approach for hydro-acoustic waves generated by tsunamigenic sea bottom displacement", Ocean Modelling, 107, 14-20, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.09.012.

Kirby, J. T., 2016, "Boussinesq models and their application to coastal processes across a wide range of scales", Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, 142(6), 03116005, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000350.

Schnyder, J. S. D., Eberli, G. P., Kirby, J. T., Shi, F., Tehranirad, B., Mulder, T., Ducassou, E., Hebbeln, D. and Wintersteller, P., 2016, "Tsunamis caused by submarine slope failures along western Great Bahama Bank", Scientific Reports (Nature), 6, 35925, doi:10.1038/srep35925.

Derakhti, M., Kirby, J. T., Shi, F. and Ma, G., 2016, "Wave breaking in the surf zone and deep water in a non-hydrostatic RANS model. Part 1: Organized wave motions", Ocean Modelling, 107, 125-138, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.09.001.

Derakhti, M., Kirby, J. T., Shi, F. and Ma, G., 2016, "Wave breaking in the surf zone and deep water in a non-hydrostatic RANS model. Part 2: Turbulence and mean circulation", Ocean Modelling, 107, 139-150, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.09.011.

Kirby, J. T., Shi, F., Nicolsky, D. and Misra, S., 2016, "The 27 April 1975 Kitimat, British Columbia submarine landslide tsunami: A comparison of modeling approaches", Landslides, 13, 1421-1434, doi:10.1007/s10346-016-0682-x.</a>
 
Shi, F., Vittori, G. and Kirby, J. T., 2015, "Concurrent correction method for modeling morphological response to dredging an offshore sandpit", Coastal Engineering, 97, 1-10, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2014.12.008

Abdolali, A., Kirby, J. T. and Bellotti, G., 2015, "Depth-integrated equation for hydro-acoustic waves with bottom damping", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 766, R1, doi:10.1017/jfm.2015.37

Grilli, S. T., O'Reilly, C., Harris, J. C., Tajalli Bakhsh, T., Tehranirad, B., Banihashemi, S., Kirby, J. T., Baxter, C. D. P., Eggeling, T., Ma, G. and Shi, F., 2015, "Modeling of SMF tsunami hazard along the upper U. S. East Coast: Detailed impact around Ocean City, MD", Natural Hazards, 76, 705-746, doi:10.1007/s11069-014-1522-8

Abdolali, A., Cecioni, C., Bellotti, G. and Kirby, J. T., 2015, "Hydro-acoustic and tsunami waves generated by the 2012 Haida Gwaii earthquake: modeling and in-situ measurements", Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120, 958-971,  doi:10.1002/2014JC010385

Choi, J., Kirby, J. T. and Yoon, S. B., 2015, "Boussinesq modeling of longshore currents in the SanyDuck experiment under directional random wave conditions", Coastal Engineering, 101, 17-34, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.04.005 and Reply to Discussion, 106, 4-6, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.09.002.

Ma, G., Kirby, J. T., Hsu, T.-J. and Shi, F., 2015, "A two-layer granular landslide model for tsunami wave generation: Theory and computation", Ocean Modelling, 93, 40-55, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.07.012

Ma, G., Kirby, J. T., Hsu, T.-J. and Shi, F., 2015, "A two-layer granular landslide model for tsunami wave generation: Theory and computation", Ocean Modelling, 93, 40-55, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.07.012.

Tehranirad, B., Harris, J. C., Grilli, A. R., Grilli, S. T., Abadie, S., Kirby, J. T. and Shi, F., 2015, "Far-field tsunami hazard on the western European and US east coast from a large scale flank collapse of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma", Pure and Applied Geophysics, 172, 3589-3616, doi:10.1007/s00024-015-1135-5.

Shi, J., Shi, F., Kirby, J. T., Ma, G.. Wu, G., Tong, C. and Zheng, J., 2015, "Pressure decimation and interpolation (PDI) method for a baroclinic non-hydrostatic model", Ocean Modelling, 96, 265-279, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.09.010.
 
Chen, J.-L., Shi, F., Hsu, T. J. and Kirby, J. T., 2014, "NearCoM-TVD - a quasi-3D nearshore circulation and sediment transport model", Coastal Engineering, 91, 200-212.

Tappin, D. R., Grilli, S. T., Harris, J. C., Geller, R. J., Masterlark, T., Kirby, J. T., Shi, F., Ma, G., Thingbaijam, K. K. S. and Mai, P. M., 2014, "Did a submarine landslide contribute to the 2011 Tohoku tsunami?", Marine Geology, 357, 344-361,  doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2014.09.043

Derakhti, M. and Kirby, J. T., 2014, "Bubble entrainment and liquid-bubble interaction under unsteady breaking waves", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 761, 464-506, doi:10.1017/jfm.2014.637
 
Kirby, J. T., Shi, F., Tehranirad, B., Harris, J. C. and Grilli, S. T., 2013, "Dispersive tsunami waves in the ocean: model equations and sensitivity to dispersion and Coriolis effects", Ocean Modelling, 62, 39-55..

Geiman, J. D. and Kirby, J. T., 2013, "Unforced oscillation of rip-current vortex cells", Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43, 477-497.


Courses Taught

2016-2017
Fall CIEG672 Water Wave Mechanics
Spring CIEG682 Nearshore Hydrodynamics
 
2015-2016
Fall CIEG672 Water Wave Mechanics
Spring CIEG681 Water Wave Spectra

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