Office: 1351 Beal Avenue, 113 EWRE
Phone: (734) 764-7148
Fax: (734) 763-2275
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
1351 Beal Avenue, 113 EWRE
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125
I am interested in applications at the intersection of fluid mechanics and environmental engineering, particularly associated with experimental laboratory research. Recent laboratory studies include an investigation of processes controlling physical stability of contaminated fine-grained marine sediments, controls on total mixing from marine discharge of wastewater through outfall structures, physical processes associated with the rapid filling of stormwater conduits, and mitigation of wave impacts in Great Lakes harbors. I am also interested in the utilization of the experimental findings from these studies in the development of computational models, including the development of numerical models to simulate the rapid filling problem in stormwater conduits including the role of trapped air and in model development of buoyant jet models for predicting the mixing achieved in wastewater outfall discharges.
S. J. Wright, J. W. Lewis, and J. G. Vasconcelos, “Physical Processes Resulting in Geysers in Rapidly Filling Stormwater Tunnels,” invited paper, special stormwater edition of Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 2011, vol. 137, 3, pp. 199-202.
J. G. Vasconcelos and S. J. Wright, “Geysering generated by large air pockets released through water-filled ventilation shafts,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering., 2011, vol. 137, 5, pp. 543-555.
S.J. Wright, S. Ghalib, and A. Eloubaidy, “Treatment Shaft for Combined Sewer Overflow Detention,” Water Environment Research, Vol. 82 (5), pp. 434-439.
S. J. Wright, E. Habit., S. Adlerstein, O. Parra, and J. D. Semrau, Graham Scholars Program: Sustainability Education through Interdisciplinary International Case Study, Sustainability Science, 2009, Vol. 4 (1) 29-36.
S.J. Wright, C.T. Creech, J.M. Lewis and J. G. Vasconcelos, “Mechanisms of Flow Regime Transition in Rapidly Filling Stormwater Storage Tunnels,” Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 2008, 8, 605-616.
J.G. Vasconcelos, S.J. Wright and P.L. Roe, “Improved Simulation of Flow Regime Transition in Sewers: Two-Component Pressure Approach,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 132, 6, 2006, 553-562.
B.P. Tullis and S.J. Wright, “Wetting Front Instabilities: a Three-Dimensional Experimental Investigation,” Transport in Porous Media, Vol. 70 (3), 2007, 335-353.