Expert in coastal structures
Dr. G. Wolters is an expert in the field of coastal engineering with a focus on coastal structures and dikes. He has more than 15 years of experience, based on consultancy, research and educational activities.
At Deltares Dr. G. Wolters is senior advisor/researcher in the Coastal Structures & Waves (CSW) group and project leader of various consultancy and research projects. His tasks include the provision of specialist advice to a wide variety of clients (e.g. European Union, dutch / foreign governments, consultancy firms and contractors), the physical modeling of coastal structures and the planning and execution of strategic research programmes.
His areas of expertise are:
Coastal and harbour structures
Dikes and revetments
Permeable structures and granular filters
Eco-engineering applications in coastal/river structures
|2008 - present||Deltares||Sr. Advisor/Researcher Hydraulic Engineering|
|2005 - 2007||Delft Hydraulics||Advisor/Researcher Hydraulic Engineering|
|2005||University of Southampton||Research Fellow Hydraulic Engineering|
|2001-2004||Queen’s University Belfast||Research Assistant Hydraulic Engineering|
|2000||German Federal Hydraulic Engineering Institute (BAW, Germany)||Research Assistant Hydraulic Engineering|
Deltares Project engineer (HYDRALAB IV): Large scale physical modelling of wave damping in saltmarsh vegetation
European Union, 2013
Quality controller: Filter protection scheme of North-Sea platform (DolWin Beta)
Dike revetment stability verification
Project leader, Dike revetment stability verification,North Friesland
Review of structural measures, Metro Manila Flood Management Master Plan
Site inspection expert, Review of structural measures, Metro Manila Flood Management Master Plan, Manila
Large scale model tests on the dynamics of sand & gravel barriers in coastalapplications (BARDEX II)
European Union, 2012
Deltares coordinator (HYDRALAB IV)
Development of ecological design and testing methods for dikes
Project leader strategic research programme
Development of new design rules for open granular filters
Project leader Joint Industry Project (JIP) TOPFILTER
large scale physical modelling of dike erosion / dike residual strength (SBW)
scheme Maasvlakte II - cobble beach
Quality controller maintenance
dune and scour protection scheme study (Sylt)
European Guidelines on physical model testing of breakwaters
European Union, 2008
Deltares coordinator (HYDRALAB III)
Protection works Khalifa Port
Project leader 2D & 3D physical modelling
Protection works Duqm Port, Oman
Oman, 2006 - 2007
Project leader 2D & 3D physical modelling
Wave damping and permeability scaling in rubble mound breakwaters
Wolters G., Van Gent M.R.A., Hofland B., Wellens P., 2014, Wave damping and permeability scaling in rubble mound breakwaters, Proc. Coastlab 2014, Varna, Bulgaria.
Sloped granular open filters under wave loading
Wolters G., Van Gent M.R.A., Olthof J., Smith G.M., 2014, Sloped granular open filters under wave loading, Proc. ICCE 2014, Seoul, South Korea.
Wave attenuation over coastal salt marshes under storm surge conditions
Möller I., Kudella M., Rupprecht F., Spencer T., Paul M., Van Wesenbeeck B.K., Wolters G., Jensen K., Bouma T., Miranda-Lange M. and Schimmels S., 2014, Wave attenuation over coastal salt marshes under storm surge conditions, accepted for Letters Nature Geoscience, Vol. 7, 2014.
Granular open filters on a horizontal bed under wave and current loading
Wolters G., Van Gent M.R.A., 2012, Granular open filters on a horizontal bed under wave and current loading, Proc. ICCE 2012, Santander, Spain.
Ecological design concepts for dikes
Wolters G., Hulsman H., Snijders W., Van Dijk M., 2012, Ecological design concepts for dikes (in dutch, ‘Op weg naar ecologische ontwerpconcepten bij dijken’), Land + Water, Nr. 12.
Dike erosion strength after initial damage – large scale model testing
Wolters G., Klein Breteler M., Bottema M., 2011, Dike erosion strength after initial damage – large scale model testing, Proc. Coastal Structures 2011, Yokohama, Japan.
Oblique wave attack on cube and rock armoured rubble mound breakwaters
Wolters G., Van Gent M.R.A., 2010, Oblique wave attack on cube and rock armoured rubble mound breakwaters, Proc. ICCE 2010, Shanghai
HYDRALAB III: Guidelines for physical model testing of rubble mound breakwaters
Wolters G., Van Gent M.R.A., Allsop W., Hamm L., Mühlestein D., 2009, HYDRALAB III: Guidelines for physical model testing of rubble mound breakwaters, Proc. Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2009, Edinburgh.
Effect of cliff shape on internal stresses and rock slope stability
Wolters G. & Müller G., 2008, Effect of cliff shape on internal stresses and rock slope stability, Journal of Coastal Research, 24, 1, pp.43-50
Large scale tests of boulder clay erosion at the Wieringermeer dike (IJsselmeer)
Wolters G., Nieuwenhuis J.W., Van der Meer J., Klein Breteler M., 2008, Large scale tests of boulder clay erosion at the Wieringermeer dike (IJsselmeer), Proc. ICCE 2008, Hamburg.
Wave overtopping under wind influence
Wolters G. & Van Gent M.R.A., 2007, Wave overtopping under wind influence, Proc. Coastal Structures 2007, Venice.
Large-scale experiments on wave downfall pressures
Wolters G., Müller G., Bruce T., Obhrai C., 2005, Large-scale experiments on wave downfall pressures, Maritime Engineering, Proc. of the Inst. of Civil Engrs, 158, Issue MA4, pp.137-145.
Advances in the understanding of wave impact forces
Bullock G., Obhrai C., Müller G., Wolters G., Peregrine H. & Bredmose H., 2005, Advances in the understanding of wave impact forces, Proc. ICE Coastlines, Structures and Breakwaters Conf. 2005, ICE, London.
Field and large scale model tests of wave impact pressure propagation into cracks
Wolters G., Müller G., Bullock G., Obhrai C., Peregrine H. & Bredmose H., 2004, Field and large scale model tests of wave impact pressure propagation into cracks, Proc. 29th Int. Conf. Coastal Engineering, Lisbon, pp. 4027-4039.