As a researcher, I am interested in water interacting with structures in the broadest sense, where either the water or the structure or both move relative to each other and interact in the incompressible open surface flow. I am particularly focused on the hydodynamic phenomena that occur and analyze the underlying fundamental physics to understand the process.
In particular, I am currently working in the context of tsunami waves, their generation, propagation, the mainly devastating inundation of vulnerable coastal areas and the mitigation of these dramatic consequences. I therefore focus on:
Hydrodynamics of unsteady flows
Interaction of (rigid) structures and flows
Interaction of currents and the surrounding bathymetry and topography
Fluid and structural mechanics in general in physical and numerical experiments
von Häfen, H., Goseberg, N., Stolle, J., Nistor, I. (2019). Gate-opening criteria for generating dam-break waves (2019) Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 145 (3).
von Häfen, H., Stolle, J., Nistor, I., Goseberg, N. (2021). Side-by-side entrainment and displacement of cuboids due to a tsunami-like wave. Coastal Engineering, 164.
von Häfen, H., Krautwald, C., Stolle, J., Bung, D.B., Goseberg, N. (2022).Overland flow of broken solitary waves over a two-dimensional coastal plane. Coastal Engineering, 175.
von Häfen, H., Krautwald, C., Bihs, H., Goseberg, N. (2022). Dam-Break Waves’ Hydrodynamics on Composite Bathymetry. Front. Built Environ. 8:877378.
von Häfen, H., Stolle, J., Goseberg, N., Nistor, I. (2018). Lift and swing gate modelling for dam-break generation with a particle-based method. 7th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, ISHS 2018, pp. 464-473.
von Häfen, H., Stolle, J., Goseberg, N., Nistor, I. (2020). Breaking and wash-up of solitary waves on a composite beach. Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference, 36 (2020).
Goseberg, N., von Häfen, H., Ballesteros, P., Kerpen, N.B., Schlurmann, T. (2020). Arbitrary generation of very long, and tsunami-like waves using an optimzed pump-driven method. Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference, 36 (2020).
Krautwald, C., von Häfen, H., Niebuhr, P., Vögele, K., Schürenkamp, D., Sieder, M., Goseberg, N. (2022). Large-scale physical modeling of broken solitary waves impacting elevated coastal structures. Coastal Engineering Journal, 64 (1), pp. 169-189.