The following research groups conduct research at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, led by SAFL-affiliated faculty members.
Turbulent Boundary Layers +
Exploring near-surface processes in the atmospheric boundary layer and in open channel flows. Focus areas are on the key physical mechanisms governing turbulent flows and their effects on renewable energies, particle turbulence interaction and sediment transport.
Computational and Analytical Methods for Earth-Surface Dynamics
Research focuses on computational and analytical methods for Earth-surface dynamics with an emphasis on solving problems that involve free and moving boundary problems. Current activities include development of analytical solutions for moving boundary problems on the Earth’s surface; reduced complexity models of delta growth process with the ability to resolve channel dynamics and account for organic sedimentation; and analytical and computational methods for non-local sediment transport problems, including the development of finite element methods for solution of factional diffusion problems.