Contact

Bret M. Webb, Ph.D., P.E., D.CE
Professor
University of South Alabama
150 Jaguar Drive, SH3142
Mobile, AL 36688 USA
Phone: (251) 460-6174
Fax: (251) 461-1400
Email: bwebb@southalabama.edu

Research Positions

None available at this time

Current Research Assistants

SE Students
Garland Pennison

 

MSCE Students
Patrick Hautau
Marshall Hayden
Kate Haynes
Justin Lowlavar
Vijaya Satya Lohitha Mukkamala
Jackie Wittmann

 

Undergraduate Students
Derek Kelly
Rh'Monte Wilson

Former Students

MSCE Students
Bryan Groza (2016)
Kari Servold (2015)
Chris Marr (2013)
Richard Allen (2013)
Miyuki Matthews (2012)

 

Post Docs
Jon Risinger
Jungwoo Lee

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Archives

 

  • EG 360 – Fluid Mechanics
    • Fluid properties
    • Fluid statics
    • Fluid dynamics
  • CE 360 – Water Resources Engineering I
    • Pressure pipe flow
    • Flow in distributed pipe networks
    • Open channel flow
    • Groundwater Flow
  • CE 367 – Hydraulics Laboratory
    • Principles of fluid mechanics
    • Frictional and minor head loss in pipe systems
    • Open channel flow measurements
  • CE 432 – Senior Design II
    • Work planning and scheduling
    • CE design
    • Project reporting and presentations
  • CE 466/566 – Coastal and Harbor Engineering
    • Small-amplitude wave theory
    • Wave generation and transformation
    • Tides and coastal water levels
    • Estimating wave and current forces on structural elements
    • Design of coastal elements and infrastructure
  • CE 490/590 – Coastal Sediment Processes
    • Shallow water waves and tides
    • Sediment characteristics and transport
    • Coastal geomorphology
    • Soft and hard engineering solutions for shoreline protection
  • CE 490/590 – Field Analysis and Sampling Techniques in Civil Engineering (FAST CE) – Water Resources / Environmental
    • Application of the scientific method to solve an engineering problem
    • Developing testable hypotheses and an experimental plan
    • Conducting field experiments and laboratory analysis
    • Data collection methods and procedures: stream gaging, water sampling, velocity profiling
    • Laboratory analysis methods and procedures: total nitrogen, total phosphorus, total organic carbon (TOC)
  • CE 501 – Introduction to the Coastal Design Environment
    • Small-amplitude wave theory
    • Finite-amplitude wave theory
    • Wind wave generation and decay
    • Coastal water levels
    • Coastal circulation and mixing
    • Coastal sediment transport
  • CE 502 – Civil Engineering Design in the Coastal Environment
    • Coastal sediment transport
    • Design of coastal structures
    • Estimating wave forces, moments, and scour
    • Engineered beach design
    • Design of coastal transportation infrastructure
    • Residential construction in the coastal environment
  • CE 560 – Coastal Hydrodynamics
    • Advanced wave mechanics and transformations
    • Wave generation by winds and vessels
    • Tidal dynamics
    • Coastal and estuarine circulation
    • Transport and mixing in coastal waters
    • Coastal groundwater dynamics
  • CE 563 – Numerical Modeling of Coastal Hydrodynamics
    • Governing equations, assumptions, and practical limitations
    • Numerical simulation techniques
    • Data requirements
    • Wave modeling
    • Circulation modeling
    • Sediment transport modeling
    • Morphological modeling