David Simmonds
Profiles

David Simmonds

Associate Professor in Coastal Engineering

School of Engineering (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

COAST Research Group

Marine Institute (MI)

Qualifications

PhD - School of Physics, University of Bath

MSc - Marine Geotechnics, UCNW, University of Wales

MA - Natural Sciences, Cambridge

Professional membership

Member of Institute of Physics

Chartered Physicist

Fellow HEA

Teaching interests

  • Coastal Engineering
  • Hydraulic Engineering

 

 

 

Research interests

Dr. Dave Simmonds is Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in coastal engineering at the University of Plymouth. He has expertise in measurement and statistical analysis techniques. He was CI on the recently completed EPSRC project EP/C005392/1“A Reliability Framework for the Long term Prediction of Beach Evolution”(RF-PeBLE). He was also CI on the EU project Theseus: innovative technologies for safer European coasts in a changing climate [244104/FP7-ENV-2009-1].  He currently works in the COAST research group  which focuses on both marine renewable energy and coastal engineering and has worked on the EU Interreg IV projects MERIFIC and OFELIA.  He is also supervising research students working to improve the representation of the fragility of coastal defences (i-CASE funded) and of the behaviour of porous flows in beaches and coastal structures (Open University funded PhD led by HR Wallingford). 

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

2005 Adrian Pedrozo-Acuna, PhD: Concerning Swash on Steep Beaches (Awarded)
2005 Ying Li, PhD: Investigation of multi-scale variability of beach profiles (Award pending)
1998 Francoise Ozanne, PhD:Performance of a Boussinesq Model for Shoaling and Breaking Waves.

Grants & contracts

SWRDA

Wave modelling for the Wave Hub (WM4WH) Peninsula Research Institute in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMARE, 387k) Prof D Reeve, Dr D Simmonds, Dr S Pan, Dr V Magar, Prof A Chadwick

EU

Innovative coastal technologies for safer European coasts in a changing climate (THESEUS)

[244104/FP7-ENV-2009-1]

OFELIA Project

EPSRC EP/C005392/1
A Risk-based Framework for Predicting Long-term Beach Evolution (£423,123)

Prof Dominic Reeve; Prof Andrew Chadwick; Dr Mark Spivack (Cambridge); Dr Ping Dong (Dundee); Dr David Simmonds; Dr Mark Davidson
October 2005 - September  2006.

Research groups

  • Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Dalla Valle L, Jane R, Simmonds D, Gouldby B, Simm J & Raby A 2018 'Exploring the Potential for Multivariate Fragility Representations to Alter Flood Risk Estimates' Risk Analysis , DOI PEARL
Tan Loh T, Pizer D, Simmonds D, Kyte A & Greaves D 2017 'Simulation and analysis of wave-structure interactions for a semi-immersed horizontal cylinder' Ocean Engineering , DOI PEARL
Banfi D, Raby A & Simmonds D 2017 'CHARACTERISATION OF BREAKING WAVES ON THE EDDYSTONE LIGHTHOUSE: A LABORATORY INVESTIGATION ON WAVE PRESSURE' Coastal Engineering Proceedings 1, (35) 15-15 , DOI
Ransley EJ, Greaves DM, Raby A, Simmonds D & Hann M 2017 'Survivability of wave energy converters using CFD' Renewable Energy 109, 235-247 , DOI PEARL
Ransley EJ, Greaves DM, Raby A, Simmonds D, Jakobsen M & Kramer M 2017 'RANS-VOF modelling of the Wavestar point absorber' Renewable Energy 109, 49-65 , DOI PEARL
Vyzikas T, Deshoulières S, Barton M, Giroux O, Greaves D & Simmonds D 2016 'Experimental investigation of different geometries of fixed oscillating water column devices' Renewable Energy 104, 248-258 , DOI PEARL
Jane R, Dalla Valle L, Simmonds D & Raby A 2016 'A copula-based approach for the estimation of wave height records through spatial correlation' Coastal Engineering 117, 1-18 , DOI PEARL
Rogan C, Miles J, Simmonds D & Iglesias G 2016 'The turbulent wake of a monopile foundation' Renewable Energy 93, 180-187 , DOI PEARL
Narayan S, Simmonds D, Nicholls RJ & Clarke D 2015 'A Bayesian network model for assessments of coastal inundation pathways and probabilities' Journal of Flood Risk Management 11, S233-S250 , DOI
Villatoro M, Silva R, Méndez FJ, Zanuttigh B, Pan S, Trifonova E, Losada IJ, Izaguirre C, Simmonds D & Reeve DE 2014 'An approach to assess flooding and erosion risk for open beaches in a changing climate' Coastal Engineering 87, 50-76 , DOI
Penning-Rowsell EC, de Vries WS, Parker DJ, Zanuttigh B, Simmonds D, Trifonova E, Hissel F, Monbaliu J, Lendzion J & Ohle N 2014 'Innovation in coastal risk management: An exploratory analysis of risk governance issues at eight THESEUS study sites' Coastal Engineering 87, 210-217 , DOI
Hanley ME, Hoggart SPG, Simmonds DJ, Bichot A, Colangelo MA, Bozzeda F, Heurtefeux H, Ondiviela B, Ostrowski R & Recio M 2014 'Shifting sands? Coastal protection by sand banks, beaches and dunes' COASTAL ENGINEERING 87, 136-146 Author Site , DOI
Hoggart SPG, Hanley ME, Parker DJ, Simmonds DJ, Franklin EL, White AC, Bilton DT, Rundle SD, Penning-Rowsell EC & Trifonova E 2014 'The consequences of doing nothing: The effects of seawater flooding on coastal zones' Coastal Engineering , DOI
Jamal MH, Simmonds DJ & Magar V 2013 'Modelling gravel beach dynamics with XBeach' Coastal Engineering n/a, PEARL
Ransley EJ, Hann M, Greaves D, Raby AC & Simmonds D 2013 'Numerical and physical modelling of extreme waves at Wave Hub' Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 65, 1645-1650 , DOI
Horrillo-Caraballo JM, Reeve DE, Simmonds D, Pan S, Fox A, Thompson R, Hoggart S, Kwan SSH & Greaves D 2013 'Application of a source-pathway-receptor-consequence (S-P-R-C) methodology to the Teign Estuary, UK' Journal of Coastal Research 165, 1939-1944 , DOI
Reeve DE, Chen Y, Pan S, Magar V, Simmonds DJ & Zacharioudaki A 2011 'An investigation of the impacts of climate change on wave energy generation: The Wave Hub, Cornwall, UK' RENEWABLE ENERGY 36, (9) 2404-2413 Author Site , DOI
Mangi SC, Davis CE, Payne LA, Austen MC, Simmonds D, Beaumont NJ & Smyth T 2011 'Valuing the regulatory services provided by marine ecosystems' Environmetrics 22, (5) 686-698 Author Site , DOI
Zacharioudaki A, Pan S, Simmonds D, Magar V & Reeve DE 2011 'Future wave climate over the west-European shelf seas' OCEAN DYNAMICS 61, (6) 807-827 , DOI PEARL
Zacharioudaki A, Shunqui P, Simmonds DJ, Magar V & Reeve DE 2011 'Future wave climate over the west-European shelf seas' Ocean Dynamics 61, (6) 807-827 , DOI
Zacharioudaki A, Pan S, Simmonds D, Magar V & Reeve D 2011 'Future wave climate over the west-European shelf seas' Ocean Dynamics 61, (6) 807-827 Author Site , DOI
Ball I, Mendoza-Baldwin E, Simmonds D, Adri NP-AA & Reeve D 2011 'LABORATORY OBSERVATIONS OF IMPACTS ON COARSE SEDIMENT BEACHES' Coastal Engineering Proceedings 1, Publisher Site
Pedrozo-Acuna A, Simmonds DJ & Reeve DE 2008 'Wave-impact characteristics of plunging breakers acting on gravel beaches' MARINE GEOLOGY 253, (1-2) 26-35 Author Site , DOI
Pedrozo-Acuna A, Simmonds DJ & Reeve DE 2008 'Wave-impact characteristics of plunging breakers acting on gravel beaches' MARINE GEOLOGY 253, (1-2) 26-35 Author Site , DOI
Li Y, Simmonds D & Reeve D 2008 'Quantifying uncertainty in extreme values of design parameters with resampling techniques' OCEAN ENGINEERING 35, (10) 1029-1038 Author Site , DOI
Li Y, Simmonds D & Reeve D 2008 'Quantifying uncertainty in extreme values of design parameters with resampling techniques' Ocean Engineering 35, (10) 1029-1038 Author Site , DOI
Li Y, Simmonds D & Reeve D 2008 'Quantifying uncertainty in extreme values of design parameters with resampling techniques' OCEAN ENGINEERING 35, (10) 1029-1038 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) 1-18
Reeve D, Li Y, Lark M & Simmonds D 2007 'An investigation of the multi-scale temporal variability of beach profiles at Duck using wavelet packet transforms' Coastal Engineering 54, (5) 401-415
Pedrozo-Acuna A, Simmonds DJ, Otta AK & Chadwick AJ 2006 'On the cross-shore profile change of gravel beaches' Coastal Engineering 53 (4), 335-347 , DOI
Simmonds 2005 'Descripción de la cinemática del oleaje por medio de ecuaciones tipo Boussinesq' Revista de Ingenieria Hidraulica en Mexico 20 (4), 69-75
vila-Armella A, Pedrozo-Acuna A, Silva-Casarin R & Simmonds DJ 2005 'Prediction of tsunami-induced flood on the Mexican Pacific coast' Ingenieria Hidraulica en Mexico 20, (4) 5-18
Pedrozo-Acuna A, Simmonds DJ & Silva-Casarin R 2005 'Wave kinematics from Boussinesq-type equations' Ingenieria Hidraulica en Mexico 20, (4) 69-75
Pedrozo-Acuna A, Simmonds DJ & Silva-Casarin R 2005 'Wave kinematics from Boussinesq-type equations' INGENIERIA HIDRAULICA EN MEXICO 20, (4) 69-75 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) 361-397 Author Site , DOI
Baldock TE & Simmonds DJ 1999 'Separation of incident and reflected waves over sloping bathymetry' COASTAL ENGINEERING 38, (3) 167-176 Author Site , DOI
Huntley DA, Simmonds D & Tatavarti R 1999 'Use of Collocated Sensors to Measure Coastal Wave Reflection' Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering 125, (1) 46-52 , DOI
Voulgaris G, Simmonds D, Michel D, Howa H, Collins MB & Huntley DA 1998 'Measuring and modelling sediment transport on a macrotidal ridge and runnel beach: An intercomparison' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 14, (1) 315-330 Author Site
Collins KM, Stripling S, Simmonds D & Greaves D 0 'Quantitative metrics for evaluation of wave fields in basins' Ocean Engineering 169, 300-314 , DOI PEARL
Chapters
Simmonds D, Reeve DE, Thompson RC, Penning-Rowsell E, Nicholls R, Pan S, Hanley M, Hanson S, Fox A & Horrillo-Caraballo JM 2014 'Case studies worldwide: Teign estuary, South Devon, UK: Stakeholder-led mitigation' Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate 592-628 , DOI
Burcharth HF, Zanuttigh B, Andersen TL, Lara JL, Steendam GJ, Ruol P, Sergent P, Ostrowski R, Silva R & Martinelli L 2014 'Innovative Engineering Solutions and Best Practices to Mitigate Coastal Risk' Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate 55-170 , DOI
Conference Papers
García-Hermosa I, Brossard J, Cohen Z, Perret G, Pinon G, Abcha N, Bennis AC, Ezersky A, Mouazé D & Rivier A 2015 'Experimental characterisation of wave induced flow fields due to an offshore wind farm mast' 791-797
Jane R, Simmonds D, Simm J, Gouldby B, Raby A & Dalla Valle L 2015 'Improving the Representation of the Fragility of Coastal Structures' 518-528 , DOI
Rogan C, Miles J, Simmonds D & Iglesias G 2015 'The hydrodynamics of monopile foundations – Experimental measurements of near bed and free stream turbulence' 815-821
Raby A, Banfi D & Simmonds D 2015 'Wave Impacts on Rock Lighthouses' 385-391 , DOI
Gonzalez Santamaria R, Simmonds D, Zanuttigh B, Reeve D, Nicholls R, Thompson R, Pan S, Horrillo-Caraballo J, Hoggart S & Hanson S 2014 'Application of a novel decision support system to assess and manage coastal flood risk in the Teign estuary, UK' International Conference on Coastal Engineering , DOI PEARL
Pan S, Horrillo-Caraballo JM, Reeve D & Simmonds D 2014 'Morphological modelling of V-shaped submerged breakwaters' 1300-1309
Vyzikas T, Greaves DM, Simmonds D, Ransley EJ & Brown SA 2013 'Shape optimization of perforated caissons for wave energy harnessing' in Proceedings of the 6th PanHellenic Conference of Marine Structures Athens, Greece 10/11/2013 14/11/2013
Vyzikas T, Ransley EJ, Hann M, Magagna D, Greaves D, Simmonds D, Magar V & Conley D 2013 'Integrated Numerical Modelling System for Extreme Wave Events at the Wave Hub Site' in Proceedings of the ICE Conference on Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters Edinburgh, UK 16/09/2013 20/09/2013 PEARL
Horrillo-Caraballo JM, Reeve DE, Simmonds D, Pan S, Fox A, Thompson R, Hoggart S, Kwan SSH & Greaves D 2013 'Application of a source-pathway-receptor-consequence (S-P-R-C) methodology to the Teign Estuary, UK' 1939-1944 , DOI
Ransley EJ, Hann M, Greaves D, Raby A & Simmonds D 2013 'Numerical and physical modelling of extreme waves at Wave Hub' in Proceedings of the 12th International Coastal Symposium 08/04/2013 12/04/2013
Reeve D, Horrillo-Caraballo J, Fox A, Simmonds D, Kwan S, Pan S & Greaves D 2012 'COASTAL DEFENCE EVALUATION: AN SPRC APPROACH' Publisher Site
Jamal MH, Simmonds D & Magar V 2012 'GRAVEL BEACH PROFILE EVOLUTION IN WAVE AND TIDAL ENVIRONMENTS' Publisher Site
Horrillo-Caraballo J, Pan S, Reeve D, Simmonds D, Greaves D & Fox A 2012 'MODELLING EXTREME WAVE EVENTS (PRESENT AND FUTURE SCENARIOS) IN SOUTHWEST ENGLAND' Publisher Site
Reeve DE, Chen Y, Pan S, Magar V, Simmonds DJ & Zacharioudaki A 2011 'An investigation of the impacts of climate change on wave energy generation: The Wave Hub, Cornwall, UK' 2404-2413 , DOI PEARL
Jamal M, Simmonds D, Magar V & Pan S 2011 'MODELLING INFILTRATION ON GRAVEL BEACHES WITH AN XBEACH VARIANT' Publisher Site
Torres-Freyermuth A, Adri NP-AA, Simmonds D, Reeve D & Salles P 2010 'MOMENTUM BALANCE UNDER PLUNGING BREAKERS: THE ROLE OF ADVECTION ON SEDIMENT MOBILIZATION AND TRANSPORT' Publisher Site
Martin-Grandes I, Hughes J, Simmonds DJ, Chadwick AJ & Reeve DE 2009 'NOVEL METHODOLOGY FOR ONE LINE MODEL CALIBRATION USING IMPOUNDMENT ON MIXED BEACH'
Simmonds D, Davidson M, Reeve D, Chadwick A, Dong P, Spivack M, Kizhisseri A, Karunarathna H & Wu X 2007 'A risk based framework for predicting long-term beach evolution' 1875-1884
Pedrozo-Acuña A, Simmonds DJ, Otta AK & Chadwick AJ 2006 'A numerical study of coarse-grained beach dynamics' , DOI
Kizhisseri AS, Simmonds D, Rafiq Y & Borthwick M 2005 'An evolutionary computation approach to sediment transport modelling' CD05 5th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics, Barcelona, Spain, ASCE. 04/04/2005 08/04/2005
Pedrozo A, Chadwick AJ & Simmonds D 2004 'Modelling swash zone morphological changes in gravel beaches' Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas, Merida, Mexico
Simmonds DJ, Lawrence J & Chadwick AJ 2001 'Characterisation of wave sequencing in surface elevation time series' Hanson H; Larson M 82-91
Simmonds D, Lawrence J & Chadwick A 2001 'Characterization of wave sequencing in surface elevation time series' 82-91
Van Wellen E, Baldock TE, Chadwick AJ & Simmonds DS 2001 'STRAND - a model for longshore sediment transport in the swash zone' Edge BL American Society of Civil Engineers 3139-3150
Ilic S, Chadwick AJ, Pan S, Simmonds DJ & O'Connor 2001 'The evolution of an equilibrium bay' Hanson H; Larson M American Society of Civil Engineers 16-25
Simmonds DJ, Chadwick AJ, Bird PAD & Pope DJ 1997 'Field measurements of wave transmission through a rubble mound breakwater' 734-743
Mason T, Voulgaris G, Simmonds DJ & Collins MB 1997 'Hydrodynamics and sediment transport on composite (mixed sand/shingle) and sand beaches: A comparison' 48-57
Simmonds DJ, O'Hare TJ & Huntley DA 1997 'Influence of long waves on macrotidal beach morphology' 3090-3103
Simmonds D, Voulgaris G & Huntley D 1996 'Dynamic processes on a ridge and runnel beach' 868-878
Huntley DA, Simmonds DJ & Davidson MA 1996 'Estimation of frequency-dependent reflection coefficients using current and elevation sensors' 57-68
Posters
Collins KM, Arber P, Greaves D, Hann M, Iglesias G, Simmonds D, Stripling S & Toffoli A Collins KM, Arber P, Greaves D, Hann M, Iglesias G, Simmonds D, Stripling S & Toffoli A 0 'Facilitating coastal and ocean research in the laboratory' 0 0 PEARL