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Leichtweiss Institute for Hydraulics: Partner 3


Leichtweiss Institute for HydraulicsLeichtweiss-Institute for Hydraulics (LWI) is a hydraulic engineering research institute of the Technical University of Braunschweig which comprises 4 departments including the department for 'Hydrodynamics and Coastal Engineering' and the department of 'Hydrology and Water Resources'. The institute has 4 full-time professors, 6 post-doctoral researchers and about 30 research assistants.

LWI is equipped with large laboratory facilities for hydraulics, coastal and harbour engineering. Additionally, LWI is part of the Joint Coastal Research Centre in Hannover where the Large Wave Flume (GWK) and a 3D wave basin is located. Access to these major research facilities has been used for numerous fundamental and applied research projects within recent years.

Basic and applied research at LWI is focussed since 1971 on coastal processes, coastal flood defences, harbour engineering, coastal structures, probabilistic design, river engineering, rainfall and runoff modelling, and research on extreme events. LWI has been involved in many national and EU programmes on research and exchange of researchers amongst which are major EU projects which have been coordinated by LWI such as PROVERBS (Probabilistic design tools for vertical breakwaters) and other MAST projects. Further examples of research projects in which the coastal engineering department of LWI has been involved and further information on the institute can be found at LWIs website at www.lwi.tu-bs.de/.

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