Dr David McGovern

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    Built Environment and Architecture / Civil and Building Services Engineering

Dr David J. McGovern joined LSBU in August 2017. After completing his PhD at Lancaster University, he held post-doctoral research positions at the National University of Singapore (2.5 years) and University College London (3.5 years).

David’s research interests are in the interaction fluid with structures and sediment in the fields of coastal, ocean and flood engineering. Currently, he is working on tsunami interaction with the coastal built environment.

In his research he uses a mix of physical models, data analysis and programming techniques.

David is module coordinator for Engineering Mechanics. This includes fluid mechanics. David uses a student-centred approach with additional online content such as key video explanations and interactive lecture content that allow students to participate with lecture content in real-time.

Most recent publications

McGovern, D and Robinson, T and Chandler, ID and Allsop, W and Rossetto, T Pneumatic Long-Wave Generation of Tsunami-Length Waveforms and their Runup. Coastal Engineering, 138. 80-80. DOI 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2018.04.006

Bai, W and Zhang, T and McGovern, D Response of small sea ice floes in regular waves: A comparison of numerical and experimental results. Ocean Engineering, 129. 495-506. DOI 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.10.045

McGovern, D and Bai, W Experimental study of wave-driven impact of sea ice floes on a circular cylinder. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 108. 36-48. DOI 10.1016/j.coldregions.2014.08.008

McGovern, D and Ilic, S and Folkard, AM and McLelland, SJ and Murphy, BJ Time Development of Scour around a Cylinder in Simulated Tidal Currents. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 140. 04014014-04014014. DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000857

McGovern, D and Bai, W Experimental study on kinematics of sea ice floes in regular waves. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 103. 15-30. DOI 10.1016/j.coldregions.2014.03.004

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