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Andrew Chadwick

 

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Professor Andrew Chadwick

  • Job title: Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Civil and Coastal Engineering, School of Marine Science and Engineering (Faculty of Science & Environment)
  • Address: Room 108, Reynolds, Drake Circus,
    Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
  • Postal address: Room 108, Reynolds Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
  • Telephone: +44 (0)1752 586113
  • Alternative telephone: +44 (0)1752 232573
  • Facsimile: +44 (0)1752 232638
  • Email: A.Chadwick@plymouth.ac.uk


Qualifications & background

BSc II(i) Hons in Engineering Science, 1974

MSc Water Resources (Hydraulics, Hydrology, Public Health), 1978

PhD "Nearshore Waves and Longshore Shingle Transport", 1990


 

Professional membership

CEng, MICE, FCIWEM

 

Roles on external bodies
1986 to date Co-author Hydraulics in Civil & Environmental Engineering 1986 to date Academic referee to George Allen & Unwin, Unwin Hyman, Harper Collins, Chapman & Hall, E & F N Spon 1991 to 1993 Committee member IWEM South Eastern Branch 1992 to date Academic referee for SERC, EPSRC, NERC, Leverhulme Trust , Journal of Water, Maritime and Energy, Coastal Engineering, Journal of Hydraulic Research, Journal of Geophysical Research, Maritime Engineering, Ocean Engineering 1993 Academic member of the validation panel for BEng (Hons) Environmental Engineering and Management, University of Coventry 1994 National Facilitator for EPSRC coastal engineering managed programme Coastal Structures Theme 2 Beach control structures 1995-1997 Local Co-organiser and member of the International Paper Review Panel for Coastal Dynamics '97. Plymouth, England 1999 External examiner for PhD, University of Liverpool 1999 Invited speaker for the ICE Maritime Group (April 1999) 1999 Invited lead speaker, Water Specialists Meeting (Bristol Sept1999) 2000- Member, EPSRC peer review college 2000- External examiner for Civil Engineering degrees, University of Glamorgan 2001 External examiner for PhD, Southampton 2001- External examiner for MRes in Coastal Engineering for Climate Change, Southampton University 2001 Invited chairman, EPSRC/MAFF/EA Coastal Engineering and Processes Workshop (London, Feb 2001) 2001 Session chairman for Coastal Dynamics 01, Lund, Sweden 2001 Invited reviewer for International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2002 2002 Session Chairman for International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2002 Cardiff, Wales 2002-3 Member, editorial panel , Water & Maritime Engineering 2002 Speaker, EPSRC Panel meeting 2003 Chairman, EPSRC Panel meeting 2003-2008 Member, editorial panel, Maritime Engineering 2003 External examiner for PhD, Nottingham University 2003 External examiner for PhD, Imperial College 2005- 2009 Member, Reservoir Advisory Panel, Thames Water 2005 Chairman, EPSRC Panel meeting 2006 Keynote Speaker at the Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers conference, Southampton University, 19th/20th April 2006. Presentation : Stability of the Slapton Barrier Beach System. 2007 External examiner for PhD, University of the West Indies 2007 Visiting professor, University of Teknologi Malaysia 2007 Keynote Speaker NCK International Symposium 2007 Ijmuiden, Netherlands. Presentation : A Strategy for long term coastal development. A UK perspective and ENCORA activities. 2008-9 Visiting professor, University of the West Indies 2010- Member, editorial panel, Maritime Engineering 2011 Member, technical committee, ICE conference: Coastal Management 2011  


Teaching interests

Hydraulics, River & Coastal Engineering for BEng, MEng and MSc (Civil Engineering, Civil and Coastal Engineering, Coastal Engineering)

 

Staff serving as external examiners

PhD Examiner:

1993 J Borges, Brighton

1998 J Rogers, Liverpool

1999 M Walkden, Plymouth

2001 H Mulvaney, Southampton

2003 B Blanco, Imperial College

2003 S Akram, Nottingham

2007 D A Villarroel-Lamb, University of the West Indies

MRes Examiner:

2001 Lawn, Southampton

2001 Pratt, Southampton

2003 Swift, Southampton

2003 Orsini, Southampton

2003 Foley, Southampton

2004 Bell, Southampton

2005 Brown, Southampton
2005 Antoniou, Southampton
2006 Farquarson, Southampton
2006 Thompson, Southampton
2006 Collins, Southampton

External examiner for Civil Engineering degrees, University of Glamorgan 2001-2005


External examiner
for MRes in Coastal Engineering for Climate Change, Southampton University 2001-2006

 


Research interests
Andrew Chadwick is currently Visiting Professor of Coastal engineering at the University of Plymouth. He was formerly Professor of Coastal Engineering at the University of the West Indies during the period 2009-11 and Professor of Coastal Engineering and Associate Director of the Marine Institute (ADMI) at the University of Plymouth between 2002 & 2009. In his role as ADMI, he had general responsibility for innovation and the oversight of research directed towards the emerging marine renewables technologies. He has a substantive publication record, including books, refereed journal papers and international conference papers. His research grants total circa £2 million, comprising funding from SERC/EPSRC, MAFF/DEFRA and the EU. Since 1986, his research work has centred on nearshore wave measurements, coastal sediment transport, hydrodynamic and morphodynamic numerical modelling. The emphasis of much of this work has been in evaluating and validating theory and models against field and laboratory data and in identifying key processes to be modelled. He has particular experience of research on the use of coastal hydrodynamic and morphodynamic models, field and physical scaled model measurements, detached breakwaters, coarse grained and mixed beaches and studying barrier beach systems. He led the research team studying large scale physical modelling of detached breakwater schemes in the UK Coastal Research Facility (basin 34m by 20m). He was a member of the steering group for the EU funded experiment that produced near full-scale measurements of coarse and mixed sediment beach profile response in the 300m long, 7m deep, 5m wide GWK flume in Hannover. In 2002-2004 he led a research team investigating coastal processes for the Slapton Barrier Beach System, a major UK barrier beach system. From 2006 to 2009 he led the UK contribution to the European Network for Coastal Research Co-ordination Action (ENCORA) and was the ENCORA themes co-ordinator. He worked in the Caribbean between 2008 & 2011 establishing coastal management tools and investigating engineering adaptation options to climate change and the causes of seasonal sea level variations around Trinidad. He has been a member of the editorial Panel for Maritime Engineering, the review board for the Journal of Hydraulic Research, and the EPSRC Peer Review College.   

UoP Research group membership

Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport 

Other research

COMMISSIONED WORK AND CONSULTANCY

Consultancy

1982 to date Acted as a consultant to:

Brighton Borough Council

Lewis and Duvivier (Consulting Engineers)

Trevor Crocker & Partners (Consulting Engineers)

Robert West & Partners (Consulting Engineers)

PPI Company of Designers (Consulting Engineers)

Littlehampton Civic Society

Council for the Protection of Rural England

Posford Burns (Consulting Engineers)

NRA Southern Region

Sir William Halcrow & Partners

Hyder Consulting

Torbay Council

Marcus Hodges Environment Limited

John Knevitt Practice

Scott Wilson and the Slapton Line Partnership

National Trust

Projects have included coastal erosion, flooding and protection, nearshore wave measurements, river engineering, storm water drainage design, hydraulic physical modelling, coastal and river numerical modelling.

 

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

1984-1986 A Harrington, MPhil thesis on coastal sediment transport

1988-1990 S Ratledge, MPhil thesis concerning introduction of CAD/CADD to a Civil Engineering Consultancy

1990-1993 J Borges, PhD thesis concerning shoreline waves and beach stability

1990-1992 J Day, C Kenyon, Teaching Company Associates - GIS and coastal zone management

1993-1999 S Ilic, PhD thesis concerning directional analysis of waves and field validation of numerical models of wave hydrodynamics

1994-1999 P Axe, PhD thesis concerning shingle beach morphology

1994-1998 F Ozanne, PhD thesis concerning Boussinesq wave models

1996-1999 E Van Wellen, PhD thesis concerning coastal sediment transport on coarse grained beaches

2001-2005 A Acuna. PhD thesis concerning morphodynamic modelling of coarse grained beaches

1998-2005 D Hames. PhD thesis concerning application of joint probability theory to waves/water levels (part time)

1998-2005 J Lawrence. PhD thesis concerning morphodynamic modelling using Boussinesq models (part time)

2003-2006 B Wang PhD thesis concerning wave/current/structure interactions

 

Grants & contracts

 

 

1983-1985

CIRIA Effectiveness of Groynes Project

£4000

1986-1988

Brighton Borough, Rother District Council, Havant Borough, Southern Water Sussex and Kent Divisions, Field measurements and analysis of nearshore waves and sediment transport.



£17000

1988-1990

SERC Teaching Company Scheme with Trevor Crocker and Partners.  Introduction of CAD/CADD


£90000

1990-1992

SERC Teaching Company Scheme with Babtie Dobbie Ltd. Development of GIS for coastal zone management.


£120000

1992-1994

SERC.  The role of offshore breakwaters in coastal defence.  A field measurement and computational model study.


£118000

1994-1996

SCOPAC and Arun District Council.  The role of offshore breakwaters in coastal defence.  A field measurement and computational model study.


£57500

1994-1997

UoP.  Surf zone numerical modelling

£85000

1995

EPSRC MSc Module Coastal Engineering & Shoreline Management

£10000

1995-1998

EPSRC Analytical and field studies of wave transformation and attenuation processes around rock island breakwaters


£56074

1996-1999

EPSRC A study of offshore breakwaters using the CRF and the Elmer field data


£181000

1996-1999

MAFF Shingle Beach Field Research Project

£60600

1998-2001

EU MAST III COAST3D, Coastal study of 3D sand transport processes and morphodynamics

€450,000
(shared with IMS)

1998-2001

EPSRC Numerical modelling and field validation of the cross-shore profile development of coarse grained beaches


£102,559

2002-2003

EU TMR. Use of GKW Flume Hanover. Large scale modelling of coarse grained beaches.

Travel +
subsistence

2002-2005

EPSRC Beach Processes Network (one of three linked NETWORKS)

£86,000

2005-2010

EPSRC Academic Fellowship

£125,000

2005-2008

EPSRC, A Risk-based Framework for Predicting Long-term Beach Evolution (RF-PeBLE)

£423,000

2006-2009

EU, FP6, Network of Excellence, European Network for Coastal Research Co-ordination Action (ENCORA)

€ 254,000

 


Journals
Articles
Chadwick AJ & Subrath-Ali C  (2013)  'Sea level variation from a remote river in the Gulf of Paria, Trinidad' Maritime Engineering  n/a,  p n/a , DOI 
Mycoo M & Chadwick AJ  (2012)  'Adaptation to climate change: the coastal zone of Barbados' Maritime Engineering  165  (4),  pp 159 - 168 , DOI 
Chadwick AJ & Gray-Bernard C  (2009)  'Development of a shoreline Management Tool for Trinidad' The Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago.  38,  pp 33 - 41
Greaves D, Attrill M, Chadwick AJ, Conley D, Eccleston A, Hosegood P, Pan S, Reeve D, Williams J, Wolfram J, Xu J, Zou Q, Smith G, Godley B, Hor CL, Johanning L, Millar D, Wolfram J, Zobaa A, Belmont M & Harrington N  (2009)  'Marine Renewable Energy Development – research, design, installation' Maritime Engineering  162  (4),  pp 187 - 196 , DOI 
Wang B, Chadwick AJ & Otta AK  (2008)  'Derivation and application of new equations for radiation stress and volume flux' COASTAL ENGINEERING  55  (4),  pp 302 - 318  Author Site , DOI 
Pedrozo-Acuna A, Simmonds DJ, Chadwick AJ & Silva R  (2007)  'A numerical-empirical approach for evaluating morphodynamic processes on gravel and mixed sand-gravel beaches' Marine Geology  241  (1-4),  pp 1 - 18
Ilic S, van der Westhuysen AJ, Roelvink JA & Chadwick AJ  (2007)  'Multidirectional wave transformation around detached breakwaters' Coastal Engineering  54  (10),  pp 775 - 789
Karunarathna H & Chadwick AJ  (2007)  'On low-frequency waves in the surf and swash' Ocean Engineering  34 (16),  pp 2115 - 2123 , DOI 
Wang BX, Otta AK & Chadwick AJ  (2007)  'Transmission of obliquely incident waves at low-crested breakwaters: Theoretical interpretations of experimental observations' Coastal Engineering  54  (4),  pp 333 - 344
Roman-Blanco BLD, Coates TT, Holmes P, Chadwick AJ, Bradbury A, Baldock TE, Pedrozo-Acuna A, Lawrence J & Grune J  (2006)  'Large scale experiments on gravel and mixed beaches: Experimental procedure, data documentation and initial results' COASTAL ENGINEERING  53  (4),  pp 349 - 362  Author Site , DOI 
Roman-Blanco BLD, Coates TT, Holmes P, Chadwick AJ, Bradbury A, Baldock TE, Pedrozo-Acuna A, Lawrence J & Grune J  (2006)  'Large scale experiments on gravel and mixed beaches: experimental procedure, data documentation and initial results' Coastal Engineering  53 (4),  pp 349 - 363 , DOI 
Pedrozo-Acuna A, Simmonds DJ, Otta AK & Chadwick AJ  (2006)  'On the cross-shore profile change of gravel beaches' Coastal Engineering  53 (4),  pp 335 - 347 , DOI 
Shao SD, Ji CM, Graham DI, Reeve DE, James PW & Chadwick AJ  (2006)  'Simulation of wave overtopping by an incompressible SPH model' Coastal Engineering  53  (9),  pp 723 - 735
Chadwick AJ, Karunarathna H, Gehrels WR, O'Brien D & Dales D  (2005)  'A new analysis of the Slapton barrier beach system, UK' Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Maritime Engineering  158  (4),  pp 147 - 161
Ilic S, Chadwick AJ & Fleming C  (2005)  'Investigation of detached breakwaters. Part 1 - hydrodynamics' Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Maritime Engineering  158  (3),  pp 91 - 102
Ilic I, Chadwick AJ & Fleming C  (2005)  'Investigation of detached breakwaters. Part 2 – Morphodynamics' (4),  pp 163 - 172
Lawrence J & Chadwick AJ  (2005)  'Modelling wave reflection on sloping foreshores with sea walls' (1),  pp 15 - 24
Karunarathna H, Chadwick A & Lawrence J  (2005)  'Numerical experiments of swash oscillations on steep and gentle beaches' COASTAL ENGINEERING  52  (6),  pp 497 - 511  Author Site , DOI 
Karunarathna H, Chadwick A & Lawrence J  (2005)  'Numerical experiments of swash oscillations on steep and gentle beaches' Coastal Engineering  52 (6),  pp 497 - 511 , DOI 
Van Wellen E, Chadwick AJ & Mason T  (2000)  'A review and assessment of longshore sediment transport equations for coarse-grained beaches' COASTAL ENGINEERING  40  (3),  pp 243 - 275  Author Site , DOI 
Ilic S, Chadwick A & Helm-Petersen J  (2000)  'An evaluation of directional analysis techniques for multidirectional, partially reflected waves .1. numerical investigations' JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC RESEARCH  38  (4),  pp 243 - 251  Author Site
Chadwick A, Ilic S & Helm-Petersen J  (2000)  'An evaluation of directional analysis techniques for multidirectional, partially reflected waves .2. application to field data' JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC RESEARCH  38  (4),  pp 253 - 258  Author Site
Ozanne F, Chadwick AJ, Huntley DA, Simmonds DJ & Lawrence J  (2000)  'Velocity predictions for shoaling and breaking waves with a Boussinesq-type model' COASTAL ENGINEERING  41  (4),  pp 361 - 397  Author Site , DOI 
Books
Chadwick AJ  (2013)  Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering. 
Chadwick AJ  (2012)  Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice. 
Reeve D, Chadwick AJ & Fleming C  (2004)  Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice.  E & FN Spon 
Chadwick A, Morfett J & Borthwick M  (2004)  Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Taylor & Francis, London 
Chadwick AJ, Morfett JC & Borthwick M  (2004)  Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering (4th ed).  Spon Press 
Chapters
Karunarathna H & Chadwick A  'Effect of long waves on shoreline motion driven by a partially saturated surf zone' Coastal Dynamics 2005  Barcelona 
Conference Papers
Chadwick AJ, dronkers J, jackson JE & villars m  (2008)  'SHARING COASTAL KNOWLEDGE WITHIN EUROPE: ENCORA AND THE COASTAL WIKI' International conference on Coastal Engineering.  Venice 
Wang B, van der Meer JW, Otta AK & Chadwick AJ  (2006)  'Reflection of Obliquely Incident Waves at Low-crested Structures' Barcelona 
Lawrence J & Chadwick AJ  (2006)  'Scour of mixed beaches near a sea wall: Cross shore morphodynamic Modelling and measurements' Barcelona 
Shao S, Reeve D, Chadwick AJ, James P & Graham D  (2006)  'Simulation of wave overtopping seawall by SPH model' Barcelona 
Wang B, Otta AK & Chadwick AJ  (2005)  'Analysis of Oblique Wave Transmission at Smooth and Rubble Mound Structures'
Hames D, Reeve D, Marriott M & Chadwick A  (2004)  'Effect of Data Quality on the Analysis of Water Levels along the Cumbrian Coastline' in Management ICOFR; Bath (ed.)  IMA. 
Pedrozo A, Chadwick AJ & Simmonds D  (2004)  'Modelling swash zone morphological changes in gravel beaches' Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas, Merida, Mexico. 
Pedrozo A, Chadwick A, Avila A, Simmonds DJ & Silva R  (2003)  'Modelacion a gran escala de playa compuestas por sedimentos gruesos' Proceedings of IV Congreso International Puertos y Costas, Realidades y Perspectivas. Acapulco, Mexico.. 
Ilic S & Chadwick A  (2003)  'Velocity moments around detached breakwaters' Proceedings of the International Conference on Coastal Engineering. 
Lawrence J, Karunarathna H, Chadwick AJ & Fleming CA  (2002)  'Cross-shore sediment transport on mixed coarse grain sized beaches: modelling and measurements' Proceedings of the International Conference on Coastal Engineering. 
Lawrence J, Chadwick AJ & Fleming CA  (2001)  'A phase resolving model of sediment transport on coarse grained beaches' in Edge BL (ed.)  pp 624 - 636
Simmonds DJ, Lawrence J & Chadwick AJ  (2001)  'Characterisation of wave sequencing in surface elevation time series' in Hanson H; Larson M (ed.)  pp 82 - 91
Ilic S, Tych W & Chadwick A  (2001)  'Spectral decomposition of wave data using dynamic harmonic regression and classical fourier methods' 26th General Assembly, European Geophysical Society. 
Van Wellen E, Baldock TE, Chadwick AJ & Simmonds DS  (2001)  'STRAND - a model for longshore sediment transport in the swash zone' in Edge BL (ed.)  American Society of Civil Engineers  pp 3139 - 3150
Ilic S, Chadwick AJ, Pan S, Simmonds DJ & O'Connor  (2001)  'The evolution of an equilibrium bay' in Hanson H; Larson M (ed.)  American Society of Civil Engineers  pp 16 - 25

Conferences organised
Coastal Dynamics 97, Plymouth UK