Harish Selvam

Scientific staff

Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management


Building: 2175

Room: 303

Mies-van-der-Rohe Str. 17

52056 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 25268
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 25750

Research areas

  • Research group Coasts and Flood
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Experimental and numerical modelling (OpenFOAM) of tsunami-like bore interaction with structures.
  • Overtopping bore impact on buildings behind sea walls.
  • Floating debris impact on buildings during extreme waves.
  • Hybrid defence for coastal protection.


Title Author(s)
Tsunami-like Flow-Induced Forces on the Landward Structure behind a Vertical Seawall with and without Recurve Using OpenFOAM
Contribution to a book, Journal Article (2022)
Selvam, Harish (Corresponding author)
Sriram, V.
Schüttrumpf, Holger
Sannasiraj, S. A.
Tsunami-like flow induced force on the structure : Prediction formulae for the horizontal force in quasi-steady flow phase
Journal Article (2021)
Selvam, Harish
Sriram, V. (Corresponding author)
Schüttrumpf, Holger
Sannasiraj, S. A.