Micah Wyssmann

  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 411 John D. Tickle Building
    851 Neyland Drive
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Knoxville, TN 37996
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    E-mail: mwyssman@vols.utk.edu
    Micah Wyssmann

    I am a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering here at the University of Tennessee. I am originally from the Midwest town of Nixa, MO and studied for my undergraduate work in Civil Engineering at the University of Arkansas. My current research is focusing on the formation of sediment groupings, called clusters, and their effect on bedload rate and intermittency in gravel bed streams. The broader goal of this research is to develop sediment transport prediction tools that account for particle to particle interactions, which occur frequently when large amounts of particles move during high runoff events, such as during snowmelt in mountain streams. I will be implementing laboratory studies with advanced instrumentation techniques to study these processes.

    Selected Publications

    1. Wyssmann, M.A., Tsakiris, A.G. and Papanicolaou, A.N. (2015). Power Spectral Density Analysis of Flow Field Within a Boulder Array. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2015: Floods, Droughts and Ecosystems, ASCE, Austin, TX, USA, May 17-21, 2015.

    Selected Posters and Presentations

    1. Wyssmann, M.A., Papanicolaou, A.N., Tsakiris, A.G. and Kramer, C.M. (2015). "Bedload Transport and Intermittency in a Boulder Array at High Relative Submergence Conditions". AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 14-18, 2015.
    2. Wyssmann, M.A., Papanicolaou, A.N. and Tsakiris, A.G. (2015). "Power Spectral Density Analysis of Flow Field Within a Boulder Array and Extensions to Bedload Transport". World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2015: Floods, Droughts and Ecosystems, ASCE, Austin, TX, USA, May 17-21, 2015.