Main research areas

Main research areas
Environmental hydraulics (experimental and computational)
  • Numerical models of circulation, contaminant dispersion and quality of surface and coastal waters; development and implementation of models for lakes, reservoirs, harbors and gulfs.
  • Near field mixing in surface waters: Turbulent buoyant jets and plumes, subject to different geometrical and environmental parameters, dense jets, jet interactions, outfall design.
  • Stratified flows; density currents; mixing at density interfaces.
  • Modeling of water and wastewater treatment units: Development and application of models for the optimum hydraulic design and operation of treatment units, such as settling tanks.
  • Modeling of oil slicks in the sea.
  • Marine dredging.
  • Mathematical modeling of air quality in enclosed spaces.
Open channel flow and hydraulic structures
  • Flow in channel transitions, compound channel sections, drops, weirs and sluice gates, hydraulic jump; channels with large roughness elements, vegetated channels; dam break flows.
  • Hydraulic modeling for the optimal design and operation of hydraulic structures such as dam spillways stilling basins, junctions, etc.

Experimental investigation of flow in a rectagular channel, for various roughness elements


Spillway of Platanovrysi dam

Groundwater hydraulics
  • Modeling of groundwater flow and pollution in aquifers.
  • Soil-water interactions.
  • Contaminated soil remediation.
  • Hazardous waste management.

Simulated groundwater levels of Eleonas aquifer (Preveza), with and without rainfall