Ph.D. California Institute of Technology. 1977.
M.S. Washington State University. 1973.
B.S. Washington State University. 1971.
I am interested in applications at the intersection of fluid mechanics and environmental engineering, particularly associated with experimental laboratory research. Recent laboratory studies include an investigation of processes controlling physical stability of contaminated fine-grained marine sediments, controls on total mixing from marine discharge of wastewater through outfall structures, physical processes associated with the rapid filling of stormwater conduits, and mitigation of wave impacts in Great Lakes harbors. I am also interested in the utilization of the experimental findings from these studies in the development of computation models, including the development of numerical models to simulate the rapid filling problem in stormwater conduits including the role of trapped air and in model development of buoyant jet models for predicting the mixing achieved in wastewater outfall discharges.
R. M. Olson and S. J. Wright, "Essentials of Engineering Fluid Mechanics," 5th edition, Harper & Row, Publishers, 1990.
M. Ulasir and S.J. Wright, "Influence of Downstream Control and Limited Depth of Flow Hydrodynamics of Impinging Buoyant Jets," Environmental Fluid Mechanics, vol. 3, pp. 85-107, 2003.
S.J. Wright, R.K. Mohan, M.P. Brown, and C.C. Kim, "Filter Design Criteria for Sediment Caps in Rivers and Harbors," Journal of Coastal Research, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 353-362.
L.G. Glascoe, S.J. Wright, and L.M. Abriola, "Potential Influence of Advection-Induced Phase Change on Bioventing," Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 125, No 12, 1999, pp. 1093-1102.
S.J. Wright and D. Paez-Rivadeneira, "Density Intrusions with Large Relative Thickness," Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, Vol. 24, 1996, 129-137.