Dr. Bret M. Webb, P.E., D.CE

Dr. Bret M. Webb, P.E., D.CE

Professor
Civil Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D. Coastal Engineering, University of Florida
  • M.S. Coastal Engineering, University of Florida
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Florida

Research

Coastal engineering is a specialty area of civil engineering that accounts for the unique wave, tide, and sand transport processes in the planning, design, and operation of civil engineering infrastructure within the coastal environment. As a coastal engineer my research interests include nature-based shoreline protection, resilience, vulnerability, and general coastal processes like waves, tides, storm surge, and sediment transport.

My general research area is coastal resilience. Within the broader topic of coastal resilience, I focus on resilience of the built environment (infrastructure) to extreme events and sea level rise; and also the resilience benefits provided to the built environment by natural and nature-based features.  


Publications

  • Coogan, J., Dzwonkowski, B., Park, K., and Webb, B. 2019. Observations of restratification after a wind mixing event in a shallow highly stratified estuary. Estuaries & Coasts (accepted 10/18/19)
  • Coogan, J., Webb, B., Smallegan, S., and Puleo, J. 2019. Geomorphic changes measured on Dauphin Island, AL, during Hurricane Nate. Shore & Beach 87(4). 8 pp.
  • Misra, S., Padgett, J., Barbosa, A., Webb, B. 2019. An Expert Opinion Survey on Post Hazard Restoration of Roadways and Bridges: Data and Key Insights. Earthquake Spectra (accepted 11/5/19)
  • Scyphers, S., Beck, M., Furman, K., Haner, J., Josephs, L., Lynskey, R., Keeler, A., Landry, C., Powers, S., Webb, B., and Grabowski, J. 2019. A Waterfront View of Coastal Hazards: Residential-Scale Influences on Hazard Concerns. Sustainability (accepted 10/22/19).
  • Temple, N., Webb, B., Sparks, E., Linhoss, A. 2019. Low-Cost Pressure Gauges for Measuring Water Waves. Journal of Coastal Research (accepted 11/4/19).
  • Kilgore, R., Thomas Jr., W.O., Douglass, S., Webb, B., Hayhoe, K., Stoner, A., Jacobs, J.M., Thompson, D.B., Herrmann, G.R., Douglas, E., and Anderson, C. 2019. Applying Climate Change Information to Hydrologic and Coastal Design of Transportation Infrastructure: Design Practices. National Cooperative Highway Research Program 15-61, Transportation Research Board, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 154 pp.
  • Kilgore, R., Thomas Jr., W.O., Douglass, S., Webb, B., Hayhoe, K., Stoner, A., Jacobs, J.M., Thompson, D.B., Herrmann, G.R., Douglas, E., and Anderson, C. 2019. Applying Climate Change Information to Hydrologic and Coastal Design of Transportation Infrastructure: Final Report. National Cooperative Highway Research Program 15-61, Transportation Research Board, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 384 pp.
  • Lee, J., Webb, B.M., Dzwonkowski, B., Valle Levinson, A., Lee, J. 2019. Characteristics of exchange flow in a multiple inlet diurnal estuary: Mobile Bay, Alabama. Journal of Marine Systems 191, 38-50.
  • Masoomi, H., van de Lindt, J.W., Do, T.Q., Webb, B.M. 2019. Combined wind-wave-surge hurricane-induced damage prediction for buildings. Journal of Structural Engineering 145(1).
  • Morris, R.L., Bilkovic, D.M., Boswell, M.K., Webb, B.M., et al. 2019. The application of oyster reefs in shoreline protection: Are we over‐engineering for an ecosystem engineer? Journal of Applied Ecology 56, 1703-1711.
  • Webb, B.M., Cleary, J.C. 2019. Drag-induced displacement of a simply supported bridge span during Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities 33(4), 13 pp.
  • Webb, B., Dix, B., Douglass, S., Asam, S., Cherry, C., and Buhring, B. 2019. Nature-Based Solutions for Coastal Highway Resilience: an Implementation Guide. USDOT Federal Highway Administration, Report FHWA-HEP-19-042. Washington, DC.. 229 pp.

For a complete list, please click "CV" or visit http://southce.org/bwebb 


Courses

  • EG 231 Introduction to Ethics and Economics
  • EG 360 Fluid Mechanics
  • CE 360 Water Resources Engineering I
  • CE 367 Hydraulics Laboratory (W)
  • CE 432 Civil Engineering Design II
  • CE 460 Water Resources Engineering II
  • CE 466 Coastal and Harbor Engineering
  • CE 501 Introduction to Coastal Design Environment
  • CE 502 Introduction to Civil Engineering Design - Coastal
  • Environment
  • CE 560 Coastal Hydrodynamics
  • CE 563 Hydrodynamic Modeling

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