A Gharagozlou, JC Dietrich, M Overton, A Karanci. “Morphological Modeling of Hatteras Island During Hurricane Isabel.” Environmental, Water Resources and Coastal Engineering Research Symposium, North Carolina State University, 03 March 2017.
Considering Coastal Questions: Sea Grant Research Tackles Important Issues
Beach erosion during storm events can devastate the natural environment and coastal communities. This research team seeks to improve simulations of coastal flooding in regions where the beach erosion is highly dynamic. Such simulations are used in North Carolina and elsewhere for designing buildings, establishing flood insurance rates, and supporting real-time decisions during storm events.
The research will review effects of hurricanes Isabel and Irene on oceanfront and soundside shorelines for Hatteras Island, as well as how storm-induced flooding pushed inland. New predictions will be strengthened as the data are coupled with a beach-erosion model. The team will share results with local- and state-level partners to show connections not only throughout the island system but also related impacts on mainland communities.
JC Dietrich, MF Overton, RA Luettich Jr. “Interactions between Waves, Flooding and Beach Morphology during Storm Events.” National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, North Carolina Sea Grant, 2015/07/02, $98,225 (Dietrich: $88,378).
PhD Student (Graduate Research Assistant)
I am a PhD student in Coastal Engineering at NC State University. My research interests mainly include coastal hydrodynamics, numerical modeling, and sediment transport. During my masters at the University of Tehran, I worked on morphological modeling methods to speed up the simulation time of coastal erosion and sedimentation near a breakwater.
Currently, I’m involved in the NC Sea Grant project “Interactions between Waves, Flooding and Beach Morphology during Storm Events.” As part of my research, I am modeling the breaching of the Outer Banks during storm events. The goal is to extend the domain and provide a guidance for the entire Hatteras Island. For this purpose we are using XBeach as a morphological modeling tool and ADCIRC+SWAN to model the tides and water circulations during the hurricane. Eventually we will develop a two-way coupled ADCIRC+SWAN and XBeach models so that the wave and tidal boundary condition for the XBeach domain will be provided by ADCIRC computation and after the morphology run, new topography and bathymetry data will be sent back to ADCIRC to continue the simulation.
Ph.D., Civil Engineering
- North Carolina State University, expected 2019
M.S., Civil Engineering (Marine Structures)
- University of Tehran (Iran), May 2015
- Research Topic: Hybrid 1D-2D Modeling of Morphological Changes In the Vicinity of Coastal Structures, with Dr. Peyman Badiei
B.S., Civil Engineering
- Bu-Ali Sina University (Iran), Aug 2012
JC Dietrich, A Gharagozlou, MF Overton, A Thomas, RA Luettich Jr, JG Fleming, BO Blanton, C Kaiser. “Interactions between Waves, Flooding, and Beach Morphology during Storm Events.” North Carolina Beach, Inlet, & Waterway Association Annual Conference, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, 14-15 November 2016.
A Gharagozlou, JC Dietrich, M Overton, A Karanci “Morphological Modeling of Hatteras Island During Hurricane Isabel” Environmental, Water Resources and Coastal Engineering Research Symposium, North Carolina State University, 3 March 2017.
A Gharagozlou, P Badiei, “1D-2D hybrid modeling of coastal zone near a groyne”, 1st National Congress on Civil engineering, urbanism and sustainable structures, Feb 2015, Tehran, Iran.
- ADCIRC, XBeach, SWAN, Delft3D
Geographic Information Systems
- ArcGIS, Surface-water Modeling System (SMS), QUICKIN
Structural Analysis and Design Software
- AutoCAD, ETABS, SAP
- Python, FORTRAN, MATLAB
Teaching Assistant (1)
|CE 382 Fluid Mechanics||JC Dietrich||NC State||Fall 2015|