Background and activities

Weizhi Wang obtained his PhD degree in NTNU. His PhD thesis title is '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. At the end of his PhD, he co-developed 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 degree, he received master and bechelor degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineeing from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and Harbin Engineering University in China. 

He is currently working as a post-doc researcher in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and continues the development of the numerical wave models in REEF3D. His research includes a wide range of wave and hydrodynamic related topics in ocean engineering, coastal engineering and environmental engineering. 

His research area includes: 

  • Numerical wave modelling
  • Model coupling
  • Coastal techniques and dynamics
  • Ocean renewable energy
  • Environmental modelling
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.