Dr. Manousos Valyrakis

 

Lecturer in Water and Environmental Engineering
Infrastructure and Environment Research Division
School of Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, University of Glasgow
Room 735 Rankine Building, Oakfield Avenue, Glasgow G12 8LT, UK
E-mail:   Manousos.Valyrakis@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel.
:  +44 (0) 141 330 5209
Fax:    +44 (0) 141 330 4907
Web:       http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/staff/manousosvalyrakis/
      

Education

Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2011

M.Sc., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2005

Diploma, Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2004

 

Research Interests

I am pursuing research spanning the interface of water and energy resources management, with specific focus at the fields of surface and ground water flows, environmental fluid hydraulics and mechanics of sediment transport.

 

Teaching Interests

·         Water Resources Engineering

·         Experimental & Environmental Fluid Mechanics

·         Mechanics of Sediment Transport

·         Computer Applications for engineers

·         Soil and Groundwater Pollution

·         Introductory civil engineering courses

 

Active Professional Organization Memberships

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

American Physical Society (APS)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

European Geophysical Union (EGU)

Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI)

International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)

Society of Engineering Science (SES)

Technical Chamber of Greece (TCG)

 

Selected Publications*

 

Valyrakis, M., P. Diplas, and C. L. Dancey (2011), Entrainment of coarse grains in turbulent flows: An extreme value theory approach, Water Resources Research, 47, W09512, doi:10.1029/2010WR010236.

Valyrakis, M., P. Diplas, C.L. Dancey (2011), Prediction of coarse particle movement with adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference systems, Hydrological Processes, 25, 3513-3524, doi: 10.1002/hyp.8228.

Valyrakis M., P. Diplas, and C.L. Dancey (2011), Analysis of impulse events associated to entrainment of coarse particles, Coherent Flow Structures in Geophysical Flows at Earth Surface, Burnaby, British Columbia, 03-05 August 2011.

Valyrakis, M., P. Diplas, C.L. Dancey, K. Greer, and A.O. Celik (2010), Role of instantaneous force magnitude and duration on particle entrainment, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, F02006, doi:10.1029/2008JF001247.

Valyrakis M., P. Diplas, and C.L. Dancey (2010), Wavelet based analysis of energetic events leading to entrainment of coarse grains, Proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, Athens, Greece, 23-25 June 2010.

Valyrakis M., P. Diplas, and C.L. Dancey (2010), Modelling the impulses causing entrainment of coarse grains by means of Extreme Value Theory, Proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, Athens, Greece, 23-25 June 2010.

Diplas, P., A.O. Celik, C.L. Dancey, M. Valyrakis (2010), Non-intrusive method for Detecting Particle Movement Characteristics near Threshold Flow Conditions, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 136(11), 774-780.

Valyrakis M., P. Diplas, and C.L. Dancey (2010), On the impulse criterion for entrainment of coarse grains in air, International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics River Flow 2010, Braunchweig, Germany, 08-10 September 2010.

Valyrakis M., P. Diplas, C.L. Dancey, and A.O. Celik (2010), Incipient rolling of coarse particles in water flows: a dynamical perspective, International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics River Flow 2010, Braunchweig, Germany, 08-10 September 2010.

Celik, A.O., P. Diplas, C.L. Dancey, M. Valyrakis (2010), Impulse and particle dislodgement under turbulent flow conditions, Physics of Fluids, 22(4): 046601.

Diplas P., C.L. Dancey, A.O. Celik, M. Valyrakis, K. Greer, T. Akar (2008), The role of impulse on the initiation of particle movement under turbulent flow conditions, Science, 322:717-720.

Valyrakis M., P. Diplas, C.L. Dancey, and A.O. Celik (2008), Investigation of evolution of gravel river bed microforms using a simplified Discrete Particle Model, International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics River Flow 2008, Ismir, Turkey, 03-05 September 2008.

 

*To access a copy to any of the above publications visit: http://userweb.eng.gla.ac.uk/manousos.valyrakis/Publications

Last updated : 15 August, 2012

 

 

 

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