Positions

Overview

  • Prof. Foster joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at UNH Fall 2008. Prior to joining UNH, Prof. Foster was an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Sciences at the Ohio State University in Columbus.

    Prof. Foster teaches OE and ME courses which include Heat Transfer (ME 603), Coastal Engineering Process (OE 757) and Ocean Mechanics (OE 795/895).
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2015 Field and laboratory observations of bed stress and associated nutrient release in a tidal estuaryEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.  161:11-24. 2015
    2014 Unsteady stress partitioning and momentum transfer in the wave bottom boundary layer over movable rippled bedsJOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS.  119:8530-8551. 2014
    2014 Field evidence of the viscous sublayer in a tidally forced developing boundary layerGeophysical Research Letters.  41:5084-5090. 2014
    2013 Spatial variability of the wave bottom boundary layer over movable rippled bedsJOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS.  118:3490-3506. 2013
    2013 Three-dimensional mixture simulations of flow over dynamic rippled bedsJOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS.  118:1543-1555. 2013
    2009 Observations of bed form evolution with field-scale oscillatory hydrodynamic forcingJournal of Geophysical Research.  114. 2009
    2009 Observations of bed form evolution with field-scale oscillatory hydrodynamic forcingJOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS.  114. 2009
    2009 The effect of Lake Erie water level variations on sediment resuspensionJournal of Great Lakes Research.  35:1-12. 2009
    2008 Modeling of vortex ripple morphodynamicsJournal of Geophysical Research.  113. 2008
    2007 Full-scale observations of wave-induced vortex generation over a rippled bedJournal of Geophysical Research.  112. 2007
    2007 Three-dimensional flow around a bottom-mounted short cylinderJournal of Hydraulic Engineering American Society of Civil Engineers, Journal of the Hydraulics Division.  133:534-544. 2007
    2007 Numerical simulations of the flow and sediment transport regimes surrounding a short cylinderIEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.  32:249-259. 2007
    2006 Field evidence of pressure gradient induced incipient motionJournal of Geophysical Research.  111. 2006
    2006 Turbulence observations of the nearshore wave bottom boundary layerJournal of Geophysical Research.  111. 2006
    2005 Modeling of flow around a cylinder over a scoured bedJournal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering.  131:14-24. 2005
    2000 Field observations of the wave bottom boundary layerJournal of Geophysical Research.  105:19631-19647. 2000

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2007 The cross-shore sediment transport experiment (crosstex)Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference. 2547-2559. 2007
    2007 The role of turbulent fluctuations on the scour of a short cylinderProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference. 2367-2377. 2007
    2001 Model-data comparisons of velocity and suspended sediment in a wave dominated environmentCOASTAL DYNAMICS '01: PROCEEDINGS. 751-758. 2001

    Teaching Activities

  • Coastal Engineering&Processes Taught course 2019
  • Innovation Scholars Taught course 2019
  • Innovation Scholars I Taught course 2018
  • Ocean Engineering Seminar Taught course 2018
  • Ocean Hydrodynamics Taught course 2018
  • Coastal Engineering&Processes Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2018
  • Master's Project Taught course 2018
  • Ocean Engineering Seminar Taught course 2018
  • Power of the Sea Taught course 2018
  • Coastal Engineering & Process Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Ocean Engineering Seminar Taught course 2017
  • Projects Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Ocean Engineering Seminar Taught course 2017
  • Coastal Engineering & Process Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Ocean Engineering Seminar Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Ocean Engineering Seminar Taught course 2016
  • Ocean Hydrodynamics Taught course 2016
  • Coastal Engineering & Process Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Ocean Engineering Seminar Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Heat Transfer Taught course 2015
  • Heat Transfer Taught course 2015
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2015
  • Coastal Engineering & Process Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Maine
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Oregon State University
  • Ph.D. Ocean Engineering, Oregon State University
  • Full Name

  • Diane Foster