- Ph.D., Computational Hydroscience and Engineering, University of Mississippi
- M.S., Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, P.R. China
- B.S., Hydraulic Engineering, Wuhan University, P.R. China
- Professional Engineer (PE) Nevada, No: CE 015263 (Water Resource Engineering)
Dr. Duan's research experience and interests include experimental studies and computational simulation of turbulent flow, sediment transport, and channel morphological processes. She has developed an enhanced two-dimensional numerical model to simulate the alluvial channel initiation, widening, and migration processes. She received NSF Career Award to continue research in river meanders and numerical simulation of river meandering processes.
Her other recent projects have been focused on the experimental studies of turbulent flow field around engineering structures (e.g. bridge piers, dikes) and numberical modeling of hydrodynamic flow and sediment transport using finite volume method. At the same time, she is engaged in research for managing vegetation in open channels and the mechanics of sediment transport in mountain gravel-bed streams.
She is also interested in water quality modeling and the interaction between surface and groundwater systems.
Hydraulics; Sediment Transport; Fluvial Geomorphology
- CE218: Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
- CE422/CE522: Open Channel Flow
- CE 429/CE529: Computational Hydraulics
- CE622: Sedimentation Engineering