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Welcome to the Computational Methods Lab (CMLab) at the School for Marine Sciences and Technology at UMass Dartmouth.  The SMAST CMLab focuses on the application of computational methods to problems in marine science. Use the tabs above to find out information about research projects and teaching.   Additional videos are available online on our youtube channel.

PI: Dr. Geoffrey Cowles

Associate Professor
School for Marine Science and Technology
Phone: 508-910-6397
Email: gcowles@umassd.edu
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B.S.,   Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University (1994)
Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering / Fluid Dynamics Group, Princeton University (2001).  Thesis: A Parallel Viscous Multiblock Flow Solver for Free Surface Flows Past Complex Geometries

Research Interests

  • Efficient Parallelization for Large-Scale Applications
  • Implicit Time-Stepping Methods
  • GPU Computing
  • Sediment and Wave Modeling
  • Adaptive Mesh Refinement
  • Computational Ship Hydrodynamics
  • High Performance Computing
  • Marine Renewable Energy

Research Projects

  • Morphological Modeling of Tidal Flats (ONR)
  • Validation and Development of Solvers for Time-Dependent Flow around Surface Piercing Ships
  • Connectivity of Bay Scallop Populations in Buzzards Bay, MA (Woods Hole Sea Grant)
  • Resource Assessment and Impact Studies of Tidal Kinetic Energy (MIT Sea Grant/DOE)
  • Tidal-based Geolocation of Yellowtail Flounder (NOAA/MFI)
  • Acceleration of Ocean Models using Graphics Processing Units (NSF)

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