Dr Bruce   Cathers
Visiting Fellow

Dr Bruce Cathers

Engineering
Sch: Civil & Environmental Eng

Visiting Fellow in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Areas

  • Numerical Methods
  • Computational hydraulics
  • Physical and numerical modelling
  • Artificial neural networks applied to environmental problems

Teaching Areas

  • Hydraulics
  • Air and Water Quality
  • River, Estuarine and Coastal Engineering
Phone
(+61 2) 9385 6074 or (+61 2) 8071 9825
Location
Civil Engineering Building (H20) Level 7, Room CE703 Kensington Campus Or UNSW Water Research Laboratory Manly Vale Campus

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Tate PM; Scaturro S; Cathers B, 2016, 'Marine Outfalls', in Dhanak MR; Xiros NI (ed.), Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering, SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, pp. 711 - 740, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16649-0_32
    Books | 1998
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Cathers B; Tate PM; Morris CL, 1998, Wind driven circulation of coastal waters at Casey Station, Antarctica, Original, WRL Research Report 199, UNSW
    Books | 1981
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    O'Connor BA; Cathers B; Morcos Fanos A, 1981, Simulation of coastal sediment movements by computer model.
  • Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Pflugrath BD; Boys CA; Cathers B; Deng ZD, 2019, 'Over or under? Autonomous sensor fish reveals why overshot weirs may be safer than undershot weirs for fish passage', Ecological Engineering, vol. 132, pp. 41 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2019.03.010
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Pflugrath BD; Boys CA; Cathers B, 2018, 'Predicting hydraulic structure-induced barotrauma in Australian fish species', Marine and Freshwater Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF18137
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Coad P; Cathers B; Ball JE; Kadluczka R, 2014, 'Proactive management of estuarine algal blooms using an automated monitoring buoy coupled with an artificial neural network', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 61, pp. 393 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.07.011
    Journal articles | 1995
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Cathers B; Bates S, 1995, 'Spurious numerical refraction', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, vol. 21, pp. 1049 - 1066, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fld.1650211104
    Journal articles | 1993
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Cathers B; O'Connor BA, 1993, 'Picard iteration convergence analysis in a Galerkin finite element approximation of the one‐dimensional shallow water equations', Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, vol. 9, pp. 77 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/num.1690090108
    Journal articles | 1993
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Peirson WL; Cathers B; King IP, 1993, 'Numerical modelling of deepwater outfall plumes at Sydney', National Conference Publication - Institution of Engineers, Australia, vol. 1, pp. 91 - 98
    Journal articles | 1989
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Cathers B; Bates S; O'Connor BA, 1989, 'Internal wave reflections and transmissions arising from a non‐uniform mesh. Part III: The occurrence of evanescent waves in the Crank‐Nicolson linear finite element scheme', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, vol. 9, pp. 833 - 853, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fld.1650090706
    Journal articles | 1989
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Cathers B; Bates S; O'Connor BA, 1989, 'Internal wave reflections and transmissions arising from a non‐uniform mesh. Part I: An analysis for the Crank–Nicolson linear finite element scheme', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, vol. 9, pp. 783 - 810, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fld.1650090704
    Journal articles | 1989
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Cathers B; Bates S; Penoyre R; O'Connor BA, 1989, 'Internal wave reflections and transmissions arising from a non‐uniform mesh. Part II: A generalized analysis for the Crank–Nicolson linear finite element scheme', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, vol. 9, pp. 811 - 832, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fld.1650090705
    Journal articles | 1986
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Bates S; Cathers B, 1986, 'Analysis of spurious eigenmodes in finite element equations', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol. 23, pp. 1131 - 1143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nme.1620230610
    Journal articles | 1985
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Cathers B; O'Connor BA, 1985, 'The group velocity of some numerical schemes', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, vol. 5, pp. 201 - 224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fld.1650050302
    Journal articles | 1981
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    O'Connor BA; Cathers B; Morcos Fanos A, 1981, 'Simulation of coastal sediment movements by computer model.', Simulation of coastal sediment movements by computer model.
    Journal articles | 1975
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Lucas AH; Cathers B, 1975, 'NAVIGABLE HARBOUR ENTRANCES ANALYSED BY HYDRAULIC MODELS.', Int Assoc for Hydraul Res, 16th Congr, Proc, Prepr, Fundam Tools to Be Used in Environ Probl, vol. 1, pp. 134 - 144
    Journal articles | 1975
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    LUCAS AH; CATHERS B, 1975, 'NAVIGABLE HARBOUR ENTRANCES ANALYSED BY HYDRAULIC MODELS.', PROC. 16TH IAHR CONGRESS ON FUNDAMENTAL TOOLS TO BE USED IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS, (SAO PAULO-BRAZIL), vol. 1 , PAPER A17, pp. 134 - 144
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Coad P; Cathers B; van Senden D, 2020, 'Predicting estuarine algal blooms utilising neural network modelling-a preliminary investigation', in MODSIM 2005 - International Congress on Modelling and Simulation: Advances and Applications for Management and Decision Making, Proceedings, pp. 2373 - 2379
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Widagdo AB; Cathers B; Peirson WL, 2011, 'Consolidation and response of cohesive sediment beds exposed to water waves', in Conference proceedings of Coasts and ports 2011, Engineers Australia, Canberra, Australia, pp. 54 - 59, presented at Coasts and Ports 2011, Perth, 28 September 2011 - 30 September 2011
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Coad P; Kadluczka R; Cathers B; Van Senden D; Ball J, 2009, 'A telemetric monitoring system for estuarine algal bloom management', in 18th NSW Coastal Conference 2009, NSW Coastal Council, Ballina NSW, presented at 18th New South Wales Coastal Conference 2009, Ballina NSW, 03 November 2009 - 06 November 2009, http://www.coastalconference.com/2009
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Coad P; Cathers B; Van Senden D, 2005, 'Predicting estuarine algal blooms utilising neural network modelling - A preliminary investigation', in MODSIM 2005: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Melbourne, pp. 2373 - 2379, presented at MODSIM 2005: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Melbourne, 12 December 2005 - 15 December 2005
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Cathers B, 2005, 'Managing algal blooms with artificial intelligence', in 14th NSW Coastal Conference, 14th Annual NSW Coastal Conference, Narooma NSW, pp. 1 - 10, presented at 14th Annual NSW Coastal Conference, Narooma NSW, 08 November 2005 - 11 November 2005
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Cathers B, 2004, 'Aspects of Numerically Modelling Transcritical Flows', in 8th National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering, 8th National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering, Surfers Paradise, Qld, presented at 8th National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering, Surfers Paradise, Qld, 13 July 2004 - 16 July 2004
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Lim M; Lam SW; Cathers B; Pinson D; Amal R, 2002, 'Computational and experimental studies of floc behaviour in a vortex separator', in 9th International Conference on Urban Drainage, Oregon, USA, pp. 1 - 14, presented at 9th International Conference on Urban Drainage, Oregon, USA, 08 September 2002 - 13 September 2002
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Lim M; Amal R; Pinson D; Cathers B, 2002, 'Discrete Particle Method Modelling of Flocs Behaviour', in 9th APCChE Congress and CHEMECA 2002, 9th APCChE Congress and CHEMECA 2002, Christchruch, New Zealand, presented at 9th APCChE Congress and CHEMECA 2002, Christchruch, New Zealand, 29 September 2002 - 03 October 2002
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Lim M; Lam SW; Amal R; Cathers B; Pinson D, 2002, 'Floc Behaviour in a Vortex Separator', in 4th World Congress on Particle Technology, 4th World Congress on Particle Technology, Sydney, presented at 4th World Congress on Particle Technology, Sydney, 21 July 2002 - 25 July 2002
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Cox RJ; Cathers B, 2002, 'Double wall wave barriers for small craft and marina applications', in 30th PIANC - AIPCN Congress, Causal Productions [for PIANC], Adelaide, South Australia, presented at 30th PIANC - AIPCN Congress, Sydney, 22 September 2002 - 26 September 2002
    Conference Papers | 2001
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Tillman P; Cox RJ; Cathers B, 2001, 'A mathematical model of wave interaction with a double wall barrier', in MODSIM 2001: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM 2001: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, The Australian National University, Canberra Australia, presented at MODSIM 2001: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, The Australian National University, Canberra Australia, 10 December 2001 - 13 December 2001
    Conference Papers | 2000
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Morris CL; George J; Tate PM; Cathers B, 2000, 'Impacts of Wastewater Discharges to the Marine Environment', in Hughson T; Ruckstuhl C (ed.), 6th International Symposium on Cold Region Development, 6th International Symposium on Cold Region Development, Hobart, pp. 155 - 158, presented at 6th International Symposium on Cold Region Development, Hobart, 31 January 2000 - 04 February 2000
    Conference Papers | 2000
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Tate P; Cathers B; Morris CL, 2000, 'Contaminants in the Antarctic Environment IV, Dispersion in the Marine Environment', in Hughson T; Ruckstuhl C (ed.), 6th International Symposium on Cold Region Development, 6th International Symposium on Cold Region Development, Hobart, pp. 132 - 135, presented at 6th International Symposium on Cold Region Development, Hobart, 31 January 2000 - 04 February 2000
    Conference Papers | 2000
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Morris CL; George J; Tate PM; Cathers B, 2000, 'Impacts of Wasteswater Discharges to the Antarctic Marine Environment', in Hughson T; Ruckstuhl C (ed.), 6th International Symposium on Cold Region Development, 6th International Symposium on Cold Region Development, Hobart, pp. 155 - 158, presented at 6th International Symposium on Cold Region Development, Hobart, 31 January 2000 - 04 February 2000
    Conference Papers | 1997
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Chadwick M; Boyd MA; Cathers B, 1997, 'A water quality modelling tutorial using SIMULINK', in MODSIM 1997: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM 1997: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, University of Tasmania, Hobart, presented at MODSIM 1997: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 08 December 1997 - 11 December 1997
    Conference Papers | 1997
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Mirsepassi A; Cathers B; Dharmappa HB, 1997, 'Prediction of chemical dosages in water treatment plants using ANN and Box-Jenkins models', in Choi E (ed.), 6th IAWQ Asia Pacific Regional Conference, 6th IAWQ Asia Pacific Regional Conference, Seoul, South Korea, pp. 1548 - 1550, presented at 6th IAWQ Asia Pacific Regional Conference, Seoul, South Korea, 20 May 1997 - 23 May 1997
    Conference Papers | 1996
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Cathers B; Boyd MJ; Craig E; Chadwick M, 1996, 'Modelling for environmental engineering students using MATLAB and SIMULINK', in IEEE International Conference on Multi-Media Engineering Education - Proceedings, pp. 261 - 264
    Conference Papers | 1996
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Boyd MA; Cathers B; Chadwick M; Craig E, 1996, 'Developing a set of teaching exercises in ennvironmental engineering modelling', in 8th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference and Convention, 8th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference and Convention, University of New South Wales, presented at 8th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference and Convention, University of New South Wales, 15 December 1996 - 18 December 1996
    Conference Papers | 1995
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    Mirsepassi A; Cathers B; Dharmappa HB, 1995, 'Application of artificial neural networks to the real time operation of water treatment plants', in IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks - Conference Proceedings, pp. 516 - 521
    Conference Papers | 1994
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    King IP; Peirson WL; Cathers BA, 1994, 'Modeling of deep water outfall plumes in the east Australian coastal ocean', in Modeling of deep water outfall plumes in the east Australian coastal ocean, pp. 71 - 85
    Conference Papers | 1993
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    King IP; Peirson WL; Cathers BA, 1993, 'Three-dimensional modeling of the coastal region offshore from Sydney Australia', in Proceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering, pp. 2307 - 2312
    Conference Papers | 1991
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    CATHERS B; PEIRSON WL, 1991, 'VERIFICATION OF PLUME MODELS APPLIED TO DEEP-WATER OUTFALLS', in LEE JHW; CHEUNG YK (ed.), ENVIRONMENTAL HYDRAULICS, VOLS 1 AND 2, A A BALKEMA, HONG KONG, HONG KONG, pp. 261 - 266, presented at INTERNATIONAL SYMP ON ENVIRONMENTAL HYDRAULICS, HONG KONG, HONG KONG, 16 December 1991 - 18 December 1991, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1991BV85F00037&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 1991
    Dr Bruce Cathers
    TONG GD; KING C; CATHERS B, 1991, 'A STUDY ON THE DYNAMICS OF NEAR-SHORE RECIRCULATION', in LEE JHW; CHEUNG YK (ed.), ENVIRONMENTAL HYDRAULICS, VOLS 1 AND 2, A A BALKEMA, HONG KONG, HONG KONG, pp. 803 - 809, presented at INTERNATIONAL SYMP ON ENVIRONMENTAL HYDRAULICS, HONG KONG, HONG KONG, 16 December 1991 - 18 December 1991, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1991BV85F00116&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

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