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Lindsey A LaRocque

Title: Research Assistant Professor
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Email: larocqul@cec.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-0662
Dr. LaRocque

Background

Dr. LaRocque’s research focuses on the effects of dam and levee breaching in the effort to mitigate potential flooding disasters.  The focus of her studies are to conduct dam-break and levee breach flows, both large and small scale, using video-image processing, Ultrasonic Velocity Profiler for velocity and a Baumer Distance Measuring Device for water surface. In addition to her experimental work, she has also conducted numerous numerical simulations of dam-break flows. Dr. LaRocque also investigated over 25 dams after the historic 2015 flooding in the Midlands of South Carolina.

Education

Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Carolina    2012

B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Carolina    2006

Publications

Tabrizi, A.A., LaRocque, L.A., Chaudhry, M.H., Viparelli, E., and Imran, J. (2017) “Embankment Failures during the Historic 2015 October Flood, South Carolina: Case Study” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 143(8) 05017001.

Tabrizi, A.A., LaRocque, L.A., and Bunte-Bisnett, D., (2016) “Failure Investigations: 2015 South Carolina Flooding” USSD Newsletter, United States Society on Dams, 170, 14-21.

LaRocque, L.A., El Kholy, M., Chaudhry, M.H., and Imran, J., “Experimental and Nu­merical Investigations of 3-D Dam-Break Flows” Journal of Hydraulic Research, (accepted), 2017.

LaRocque, L.A., Imran, J., and Chaudhry, M.H., “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of flow in a Diverging Channel.” –Technical Note, Under Review, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering.

Elkholy, M., LaRocque, L.A, Chaudhry, M., and Imran, J. (2016). "Experimental Investigations of Partial- Breach Dam-Break Flows." J. Hydraul. Eng, 142(11).

Tabrizi, A.A., Elafy, E., LaRocque, L.A., Chaudhry, M.H., and Imran, J. (2015) “Experimental modeling of levee failure process due to overtopping”, Annual Meeting of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO), September, 2015, New Orleans, LA, USA.

LaRocque, L.A., Imran, J., and Chaudhry, M. (2014). "Closure to “Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Two-Dimensional Dam-Break Flows,” by Lindsey Ann LaRocque, Jasim Imran, and M. Hanif Chaudhry." J. Hydraul. Eng., 141(3).

LaRocque, L.A., Imran, J., and Chaudhry, M. (2013). “Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Two-Dimensional Dam-Break Flows.” J. Hydraul. Eng., 139(6), 569-579.

LaRocque, L.A., Imran, J., and Chaudhry, M.H. (2012) “3-D Numerical Simulation of Dam Break Flow using the Volume of Fluid Method” Journal of Hydraulic Research, 51(2), 145-157.

LaRocque, L.A., El-Kholy, M., Imran, J., and Chaudhry, M.H. (2013), “Experiments on Ur­ban Flooding Caused by a Levee Breach” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 139 (9), 960-973.

Asghari Tabrizi, A., Elalfy, E., LaRocque, L.A., Chaudhry, M.H., Imran, J. (2015). “Experimental Modeling of Levee Failure Process due to Overtopping.” Proc. Dam Safety 2015 Conference New Orleans (Winner of Student Paper Competition Award).

Aleixo, R., LaRocque, L.A., Imran, J, Chaudhry, M.H., Zech, Y., Soares Frazao, S. “Numerical Study of a Dam-Break Flow Using Fluent” Abstract and presentation, Fifth International Conference on Advanced COmputational Methods in ENgineering (ACOMEN), Liege, Belgium, 2011


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