Confirmation seminar presented by Hui Ling Wong

The presence of high velocities in culverts are well known to pose challenges for upstream fish passage. Numerous research has been undertaken by engineers and researchers to reduce the water velocities in culvert such as with the use of baffles and roughness manipulations. However, these approaches greatly reduce the discharge capacity of the culvert, resulting in a high cost of culvert design and construction. New research has been conducted with the aim of designing a fish passage without baffles or additional hydraulic structures, combining physical modelling, CFD modelling and field investigation. The research focuses on utilising the low velocity zone (LVZ) in the culvert, which is the fish preferential swimming zone for upstream fish passage with novel turbulence characterisation.

About Confirmation Seminars

The purpose of the confirmation milestone is to ensure that the candidate receives appropriate feedback in relation to the viability and progress of the thesis project and that the resources required to complete the program of research within the recommended timeframe are available. It is also an opportunity to ensure that the candidate has demonstrated the capacity and capability to successfully complete the thesis in a timely manner.


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