Jonathan Lambrechts
Post-doctoral researcher
Dr at UCL in 2010

Main project: Logisticien de Recherche
Funding: UCL
obtained his phd "Finite element methods for coast flows: Application to the Great Barrier Reef" in the SLIM project at the University catholique de Louvain .

He is now working as research engineer for the Institute of Mechanics, Material and Civil Engineering in the same university. His research topics include mesh generation, finite element coastal ocean modeling and multiscale fluid-particle modeling.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Computational science
Civil and environmental engineering
Fluid mechanics

finite elements
geophysical and environmental fluid dynamics
granular materials
mesh generation

Research group(s): MEMA

Recent publications

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Journal Articles

1. Le, Hoang-Anh; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Ortleb, Sigrun; Gratiot, Nicolas; Deleersnijder, Eric; Soares-Frazão, Sandra. An implicit wetting–drying algorithm for the discontinuous Galerkin method: application to the Tonle Sap, Mekong River Basin. In: Environmental Fluid Mechanics, (2020). doi:10.1007/s10652-019-09732-7 (Accepté/Sous presse).

2. Vincent, David; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Karatekin, Ozgur; Van Hoolst, Tim; Tyler, Robert H.; Dehant, Véronique; Deleersnijder, Eric. Normal modes and resonance in Ontario Lacus, a hydrocarbon lake of Titan. In: Ocean Dynamics, Vol. 69, p. 1121-1132 (2019). doi:10.1007/s10236-019-01290-2.

3. Vallaeys, Valentin; Kärnä, Tuomas; Delandmeter, Philippe; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Baptista, António M.; Deleersnijder, Eric; Hanert, Emmanuel. Discontinuous Galerkin modeling of the Columbia River’s coupled estuary-plume dynamics. In: Ocean Modelling, Vol. 124, p. 111-124 (2018). doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2018.02.004.

4. Delandmeter, Philippe; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Legat, Vincent; Vallaeys, Valentin; Naithani, Jaya; Thiery, Wim; Remacle, Jean-François; Deleersnijder, Eric. A fully consistent and conservative vertically adaptive coordinate system for SLIM 3D v0.4 with an application to the thermocline oscillations of Lake Tanganyika. In: Geoscientific Model Development, Vol. 11, no.3, p. 1161-1179 (2018). doi:10.5194/gmd-11-1161-2018.

5. Schlaefer, Jodie A.; Wolanski, Eric; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Kingsford, Michael J. Wind Conditions on the Great Barrier Reef Influenced the Recruitment of Snapper (Lutjanus carponotatus). In: Frontiers in Marine Science, Vol. 5, no.193, p. 1-20 (2018). doi:10.3389/fmars.2018.00193.

6. Constant, Matthieu; Dubois, Frédéric; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Legat, Vincent. Implementation of an unresolved stabilised FEM-DEM model to solve immersed granular flows. In: Computational Particle Mechanics,. doi:10.1007/s40571-018-0209-4.

7. Vincent, David; Karatekin, Özgür; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Lorenz, Ralph D.; Dehant, Véronique; Deleersnijder, Eric. A numerical study of tides in Titan′s northern seas, Kraken and Ligeia Maria. In: Icarus, Vol. 310, p. 105-126 (2018). doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2017.12.018.

8. Modave, Axel; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Geuzaine, Christophe. Perfectly matched layers for convex truncated domains with discontinuous Galerkin time domain simulations. In: Computers & Mathematics with Applications, Vol. 73, no.4, p. 684-700 (2017). doi:10.1016/j.camwa.2016.12.027 (Soumis).

9. Delandmeter, Philippe; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Marmorino, George O.; Legat, Vincent; Wolanski, Eric; Remacle, Jean-Fran?ois; Chen, Wei; Deleersnijder, Eric. Submesoscale tidal eddies in the wake of coral islands and reefs: satellite data and numerical modelling. In: Ocean Dynamics : theoretical, computational oceanography and monitoring, Vol. 67, no.7, p. 897-913 (2017). doi:10.1007/s10236-017-1066-z.

10. Critchell, Kay; Lambrechts, Jonathan. Modelling accumulation of marine plastics in the coastal zone; what are the dominant physical processes?. In: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol. 171, p. 111-122 (2016). doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2016.01.036.

Conference Papers

1. Coppin, Nathan; Constant, Matthieu; Legat, Vincent; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Dubois, Frédéric. Validation du frottement dans un modèle multi-échelles d'écoulements granulaires immergés en vue de l'étude numérique de la traînée.

2. Constant, Matthieu; Vidal, Valérie; Dubois, Frédéric; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Legat, Vincent. Approche multi-échelles pour simuler l'injection d'air au sein de matrices granulaires immergées.

3. Vallaeys, Valentin; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Hanert, Emmanuel; Deleersnijder, Eric. A numerical study of the estuarine plume in the Congo River.

4. Vallaeys, Valentin; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Hanert, Emmanuel; Deleersnijder, Eric. Discontinuous Galerkin modelling of the Congo River's coupled estuary-shelf dynamics.

5. MATA Pablo; Delandmeter, Philippe; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Deleersnijder, Eric; Legat, Vincent. Numerical study of the hydrodynamics of a marine water body in Western Patagonia.

6. Legat, Vincent; Constant, Matthieu; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Frédéric Dubois. A New FEM/DEM Multiscale Model to Solve Immersed Granular Flows Based on Suspension Drops Simulations.

7. Lê, Hoàng Anh; Pham Van chien; Dang Huyen Xuan Vu; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Ortleb, Sigrun; Gratiot, Nicolas; Soares Frazao, Sandra; Deleersnijder, Eric. Numerical modelling of flow in the Tonle Sap by means of a discontinuous Galerkin finite-element model. In: International Symposium on Lowland technology (ISLT 2018), 2018, 978-604-82-2483-7.

8. Yang Yun; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Deleersnijder, Eric; Guan Weibing; Wolanski Eric. Modelling fine-grained sediment transport in the Yangtze River Estuary and coastal zone.

9. Saint-Amand, Antoine; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Hanert, Emmanuel. Assessing the sensitivity of coral connectivity modelling to mesh resolution in the Great Barrier Reef (or "How fine is fine enough?").

10. Vincent, David; Karatekin, Ozgur; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Dehant, Véronique; Deleersnijder, Eric. Tides and eigenmodes of an idealized subsurface global ocean on Titan.

Book Chapters

1. Geuzaine, Christophe; Johnen, Amaury; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Remacle, Jean-François; Toulorge, Thomas. The Generation of Valid Curvilinear Meshes. In: IDIHOM: Industrialization of High-Order Methods - A Top-Down Approach (Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design; xxx), Springer International Publishing, 2015. 978-3-319-12885-6. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-12886-3_2.

2. Remacle, Jean-François; Toulorge, Thomas; Lambrechts, Jonathan. Robust untangling of curvilinear meshes. In: Proceedings of the 21st International Meshing Roundtable , Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, p. 71-83. 978-3-642-33572-3. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-33573-0.

3. Carrier-Baudouin, Tristan; Remacle, Jean-François; Marchandise, Emilie; Lambrechts, Jonathan. Lp lloyd's energy minimization for quadrilateral surface mesh generation. In: Proceedings of the 20th International Meshing Roundtable, IMR 2011 , xxx, 2011. 978-3-6422-4733-0.


1. Lambrechts, Jonathan. Finite element methods for coastal flows : application to the Great Barrier Reef, prom. : Legat, Vincent ; Deleersnijder, Eric ; Remacle, Jean-François, 01/03/2011.