Background and activities

Weizhi Wang is a post-doc researcher at the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His research focuses on numerical modelling and model development for marine hydrodynamics in ocean engineering, coastal engineering and environmental engineering. He obtained his PhD degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology with the thesis titled 'Large-scale phase-resolved wave modelling for the Norwegian coast'.

During his PhD, he explored different wave models for the E39 coastal highway ferry-free fjord-crossing project and participated in the development of two numerical wave models: the quadratic non-hydrostatic shallow water model REEF3D::SFLOW and the fully non-linear potential flow model REEF3D::FNPF in the open-source hydrodynamic framework REEF3D.

Before his PhD, he received master’s and bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and Harbin Engineering University in China.

His research area includes: 

  • Numerical modelling for marine hydrodynamics
  • Numerical model development for marine hydrodynamics
  • Coastal engineering
  • Ocean engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Ocean renewable energy
  • Adaptation of climate change

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Pakozdi, Csaba; Fouques, Sebastien; Thys, Maxime; Kamath, Arun Mulky; Wang, Weizhi; Hoseini Dadmarzi, Fatemeh; Bachynski, Erin Elizabeth; Bihs, Hans Sebastian. (2020) Validation of Numerical Wave Tank Simulations Using REEF3D With JONSWAP Spectra in Intermediate Water Depth. ASME 2020 39th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Volume 1: Offshore Technology.
  • Pakozdi, Csaba; Kamath, Arun; Wang, Weizhi; Bihs, Hans. (2020) Representation of Breaking Wave Kinematics in the Fully Nonlinear Potential Flow Model REEF3D::FNPF. ASME 2020 39th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Volume 8: CFD and FSI.
  • Wang, Weizhi; Pakozdi, Csaba; Kamath, Arun; Bihs, Hans. (2020) High-Fidelity Representation of Three-Hour Offshore Short-Crested Wave Field in the Fully Nonlinear Potential Flow Model REEF3D::FNPF. ASME 2020 39th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Volume 6B: Ocean Engineering.
  • Bihs, Hans; Wang, Weizhi; Martin, Tobias; Kamath, Arun. (2019) REEF3D::FNPF: A Flexible Fully Nonlinear Potential Flow Solver. ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2019): Volume 2: CFD and FSI.
  • Pakozdi, Csaba; Wang, Weizhi; Kamath, Arun; Bihs, Hans. (2019) Definition of the Vertical Spacing of a Sigma Grid Based on the Constant Truncation Error. MekIT’19 - 10th National Conference on Computational Mechanics (Trondheim, Norway, 3-4 June 2019).
  • Wang, Weizhi; Bihs, Hans; Kamath, Arun; Arntsen, Øivind Asgeir. (2019) Multi-directional Irregular Wave Modelling with CFD. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference in Ocean Engineering (ICOE2018).
  • Wang, Weizhi; Pakozdi, Csaba; Kamath, Arun; Bihs, Hans. (2019) High performance phase-resolved wave modelling for irregular coastal topography. MekIT’19 - 10th National Conference on Computational Mechanics (Trondheim, Norway, 3-4 June 2019).
  • Wang, Weizhi; Kamath, Arun; Bihs, Hans. (2018) CFD Simulations of Multi-Directional Irregular Wave Interaction With a Large Cylinder. ASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Volume 2: CFD and FSI.
  • Wang, Weizhi; Bihs, Hans; Kamath, Arun; Arntsen, Øivind Asgeir. (2017) Large Scale CFD Modelling of Wave Propagation into Mehamn Harbour. MARINE 2017 Computational Methods in Marine Engineering VII.
  • Wang, Weizhi; Bihs, Hans; Kamath, Arun; Arntsen, Øivind Asgeir. (2017) Large scale cfd modelling of wave propagation in Sulafjord for the E39 project. MekIT’17 - Ninth national conference on Computational Mechanics.