William R Dally

Associate Professor

Civil Engineering | College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

Areas of Expertise

Coastal/Ocean Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Mechanics

Education

Ph.D. Coastal/Ocean Engineering

University of Florida

May 1987

 

MCE. Coastal/Ocean Engineering

University of Delaware, Newark

May 1980

 

BCE. Civil Engineering

University of Delaware, Newark

June 1977

Biography

Awards

2015 – Bob Dean Coastal Research Award, Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association.

2014 – Morrough P. O’Brien Award, American Shore and Beach Preservation Association.

2013 – Invited Keynote Speaker, 8th International Multipurpose Reef & Surf Science Symposium, February 19-22, Rincon, Puerto Rico.

2013, 2016 – Award of Excellence, University of North Florida, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

2006 – Service Award from the Post-Katrina Interagency Performance Evaluation Task Force (IPET), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

 

Affiliations

Registered Professional Engineer (Florida, Virginia, Mississippi)

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Association of Coastal Engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers

 

Grants and Contracts Awarded

While at the University of North Florida:

2018-2022: Florida Department of Transportation. Underwater Noise Level Study During Impact Pile Driving ($459,742; Co-PI with PI R. Crowley).

2015-2019: National Science Foundation. Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Grant: Development of an Amphibious Remotely Operated Vehicle for Coastal Research and Education ($515,195; PI).

2013-2016: US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Tsunami and Storm Hazard Assessment at Nuclear Power Plant Sites in the United States ($195,586; Co-PI with PI D. Resio).

 

 

Prior to joining the University of North Florida:

Approximately $2,150,000 in basic research funding (i.e. excluding conventional consulting activities).  Surfbreak Engineering Sciences, Inc. (SES) and Florida Institute of Technology (FIT).

Publications & Presentations

Refereed Journal Articles:

While at the University of North Florida:

Dally, W.R. and Osiecki, D.A, 2018, “Evaluating the Impacts of Beach Nourishment on Surfing: Surf City, Long Beach Island, New Jersey,” Journal of Coastal Research, in press (pre-print available online https://doi.org/10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-17-00162.1).

Burnette, C. and Dally, W.R., 2018, “The Longshore Transport Enigma and Analysis of a 10-Year Record of Wind-Driven Nearshore Currents,” Journal of Coastal Research, 34(1), 26-41.

Dally, W.R., 2018, “Comparison of a Mid-Shelf Wave Hindcast to ADCP-Measured Directional Spectra and their Transformation to Shallow Water,” Coastal Engineering, 131, 12-30.

Montoya, L.H. and Dally, W.R., 2016, “Analysis of a 10-Year Nearshore Wave Database and its Implications to Littoral Processes Research and Engineering Practice,” Journal of Coastal Research, 32(5), 1162-1173.

Dally, W.R., Bacopoulos, P., Craveiro, B.L. and Kefelegn, H., “Measurement and Modeling of Cross-Channel Structure of Flows in a Tidal Inlet,” in review Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers.

 

Prior to joining the University of North Florida:

Bacopoulos, P., Hagen, S.C., Cox, A.T., Dally, W.R., and Bratos, S.M., 2012, “Observation and Simulation of Winds and Hydrodynamics in St. Johns and Nassau Rivers,” Journal of Hydrology, 420-421(1), 391-402.

Bacopoulos, P., Dally, W. R., Hagen, S. C., and Cox, A. T., 2012, “Observations and Simulation of Winds, Surge, and Currents on Florida’s East Coast During Hurricane Jeanne (2004).” Coastal Engineering, 60, 84–94.

Dally, W.R., and Osiecki, D.A., 2007, ‘Sculpting Beach Nourishment to Improve Surfing’, Shore and Beach, V75, No.4, 38-42.

Dally, W.R., and Osiecki, D.A., 2005, ‘Nearshore Wave and Current Measurements During Hurricane Jeanne’, Shore and Beach, V73, No.2-3, 29-33.

Dally, W.R., 2001, "Improved Stochastic Models for Surfing Climate," Journal of Coastal Research, Spec. Issue on Natural and Artificial Reefs for Surfing and Coastal Protection, V29, pp.41-50.

Dally, W.R., 2001, "The Maximum Speed of Surfers," Journal of Coastal Research, Spec. Issue on Natural and Artificial Reefs for Surfing and Coastal Protection, V29, pp. 33-40.

Dally, W.R., and Brown, C.A., 1995, "A Modeling Investigation of the Breaking Wave Roller with Application to Cross-Shore Currents," Journal of Geophysical Research -Oceans, V 100, No. C12, pp. 24,873-24,883.

Dally, W.R., Johnson, M.A., and Osiecki, D.A., 1994, "Initial Development of an Amphibious ROV for Use in Big Surf," Marine Technology Society Journal, V28, No.1, 3-10.

Dally, W.R., 1993, "Coastal Surveying Technology for Documenting Beach-Inlet Interaction," Journal of Coastal Research, Spec. Issue 18, 291-300.

Dally, W.R., 1992, "Random Breaking Waves: Field Verification of a Wave-by-Wave Algorithm for Engineering Application," Coastal Engineering, V16, 369-397.

Dally, W.R., 1990, "Random Breaking Waves: A Closed-Form Solution for Planar Beaches," Coastal Engineering, V14, 233-263.

Dally, W.R., Dean, R.G., and Dalrymple, R.A., 1985, "Wave Height Variation Across Beaches of Arbitrary Profile," Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, V90, No.C6, 11917-11927.

Dally, W.R., and Dean, R.G., 1984, "Suspended Sediment Transport and Beach Profile Evolution," Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, V110, No.1, 15-33.

Published Discussions and Replies:

(Prior to joining the University of North Florida)

 Dally, W.R., 1991, "Random Breaking Waves: A Closed-Form Solution for Planar Beaches - Reply," Coastal Engineering, V15, 299-303.

Dally, W.R. and Dean, R.G., 1987, "Suspended Sediment Transport and Beach Profile Evolution - Closure," J. Wtrwys., Port, Coast., and Ocean Eng., ASCE, V113, No.1, 95-101.

Dally, W.R. and Dean, R.G., 1986, "Mass Flux and Undertow in a Surf Zone, by I.A. Svendsen - Discussion," Coastal Engineering, V10, 289-299.

Conference Proceedings & Presentations with Refereed Abstracts:

While at the University of North Florida:

(* denotes student presenter)

 Dally, W.R., 2018, "Oblique Breakwaters For Multi-Purpose Beach Recreation and Shore Protection,” accepted abstract to be presented at the 36th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, July 30-Aug.3, Baltimore, Maryland.

Burnette, C.* and Dally, W.R., 2016, “The Role of Wind in Longshore Transport,” 29th Annual National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology, February 3-5, Jacksonville, FL.

Todaro, G.* and Dally, W.R., 2016, “Development of a Hydrodynamics-Based Index for Coastal Storm Severity,” 29th Annual National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology, February 3-5, Jacksonville, FL. 

Dally, W.R., Cox, A.T., and Burnette, C., 2015. “Comparison of a Deepwater Hindcast to Directional Wave Spectra Measured with an ADCP,” 14th International Workshop on Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting and 5th Coastal Hazards Symposium, Nov. 8-13, Key West, FL.

Montoya, L.H. and Dally, W.R., 2015, “Analysis of a 10-Year Nearshore Wave Data Base and its Implications to Littoral Processes,” 28th Annual National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology, February 4-6, Sand Key, FL.

Dally, W.R., 2014, “Evaluating the Impact of Beach Nourishment on Surfing,” Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Beach Preservation Technology, February 12-14, Stuart, FL.

Dally, W.R., 2013, “Analysis and Utilization of Long-Term Wave Data at a Beach Nourishment Project,” 26th Annual National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology, February 13-15, Jacksonville, FL.

Prior to joining the University of North Florida:

Dally, W.R., and Osiecki, D.A., 2006, “Development & Validation of Hindcast-Driven Nearshore Wave Information,” Proc. 9th International Workshop On Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting, Victoria, British Columbia, http://www.waveworkshop.org/9thWaves/

Dally, W.R., and Osiecki, D.A., 2004, “Comparison of Deep-Water ADCP and NDBC Buoy Measurements to Hindcast Parameters,” Proc. 8th International Workshop On Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting, Oahu, http://www.waveworkshop.org/8thWaves/.

Leadon, M.E., Dally, W.R., and Osiecki, D.A., 2004, ‘The Florida Coastal Forcing Project’, Proc. of the Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association., Orlando, Florida, February 2004.

Dally, W.R., 2000, "Roller Momentum Thickness and Residual Turbulence," Proc. 27th International Conf. Coast. Eng., ASCE, pp.59-69.

Jenkins, M. G. and Dally, W.R., 1999, “Estimation of Ebb-Tidal Shoal Sediment Transport Based on a Roller Inclusive Boussinesq Breaking Model,” Proc. Coastal Sediments ’99, ASCE, pp.659-674.

Callard, O.W. and Dally, W.R., and FitzPatrick, K., 1998, “Inlet Dynamics from Semi-Annual Surveys,” Proc. 26th Conf. Coast. Eng., ASCE, pp.3318-3330.

Dally, W.R., Grosskopf, W.G., and Harris, L.E., 1998, “Wave Climate Studies for Sebastian Inlet,” Proc. 5th International Workshop On Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting, pp.56-70.

Leyden, V.M.* and W.R. Dally, 1996, "Probabilistic Modeling of Long-Term Wave Climate," Proc. 25th Conf. Coast. Eng., ASCE, pp.808-821.

Osiecki, D.A.* and Dally, 1996, "The Influence of Rollers on Longshore Currents," Proc. 25th Conf. Coast. Eng., ASCE, pp.3419-3430.

Dally, W.R. and Osiecki, D.A., 1995, "The Role of Rollers in Surf Zone Currents," Proc. 24th Conf. Coast. Eng., ASCE, pp. 1895-1905.

Dally, W.R. and Barkaszi, S.F., 1994, "High-Resolution Measurements of Sand Suspension by Plunging Breakers in a Large Wave Channel," Proc. Coastal Dynamics '94, ASCE, 263-277.

Barkaszi, S.F.* and Dally, W.R., 1992, "Fine-Scale Measurement of Sediment Suspension by Breaking Waves at SUPERTANK," Proc. 23rd Conf. Coast. Eng., ASCE, 1910-1923.

Dally, W.R., 1991, "Long Wave Effects in Laboratory Studies of Cross-Shore Transport," Proc. Coast. Sediments '91, ASCE, 85-99.

Dally, W.R., 1990, "Stochastic Modeling of Surfing Climate," Proc. 22nd Conf. Coast. Eng., ASCE, 516-529.

Dally, W.R., 1989, "Quantifying Beach 'Surfability'," Proc. Beach Preservation Tech. '89, 47-58.

Dally, W.R. and Dean, R.G., 1988, "Closed-Form Solutions for the Probability Density of Wave Height in the Surf Zone," Proc. 21st Conf. Coast. Eng., ASCE, 803-821.

Dally, W.R., 1987, "Longshore Bar Formation - Surf Beat or Undertow?," Proc. Coast. Sediments '87, ASCE, 71-86.

Dally, W.R. and Dean, R.G., 1986, "Transformation of Random Breaking Waves on Surf Beat," Proc. 20th Conf. Coast. Eng., ASCE, 109-123.

Kriebel, D.L., Dally, W.R., and Dean R.G., 1986, "An Undistorted Froude Model for Surf Zone Sediment Transport," Proc. 20th Conf. Coast. Eng., ASCE, 1296-1310.

Dally, W.R., Dean, R.G., and Dalrymple, R.A., 1984, "A Model for Breaker Decay on Beaches," Proc. 19th Conf. Coast. Eng., ASCE, 82-98.

Coastal Engineering Research Center Technical Reports:

(Prior to joining the University of North Florida)

 Barkaszi, S.F. and Dally, W.R., 1992, "Sediment Suspension Measurements from a Mobile Platform at SUPERTANK," In "SUPERTANK Laboratory Data Collection Project" by N.C. Kraus and J.M. Smith, Tech. Rep. CERC-94-3.

Dally, W.R., 1990, "Bolsa Chica Surf Climate Studies," Appendix D in "Bolsa Bay, California, Proposed Ocean Entrance System Study - Report 2" by Mark Gravens, Misc. Pap. CERC-89-17, Wtrwys. Exp. Sta., Vicksburg, Miss.

Dally, W.R. and Pope, J., 1986, "Detached Breakwaters for Shore Protection," Tech. Rep. CERC-86-1, Wtrwys. Exp. Sta., Vicksburg, Miss.

Dally, W.R., Dean, R.G., and Dalrymple, R.A., 1984, "Modeling Wave Transformation in the Surf Zone," Misc. Pap. CERC-84-8, Wtrwys. Exp. Sta., Vicksburg, Miss.

Abridged List of Research Reports:

(Prior to joining the University of North Florida): Surfbreak Engineering Sciences, Inc. (SES); Florida Institute of Technology (FIT).

 Dally, W.R. and Osiecki, D.A., 2000-2008, Research Progress Reports on the Florida Coastal Forcing Project, Reports 1 through 26, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems. (SES)

Dally, W.R. and Osiecki, D.A., 2001, "Engineering Analysis of ‘First Peak’ at Sebastian Inlet, Florida," contract research report for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 23 pp. (SES)

Dally, W.R. and FitzPatrick, K., 1997, "Survey-Based Sediment Budget Analysis for Sebastian Inlet," contract research report for the Sebastian Inlet Tax District Commission, 120 pp. plus addenda. (SES)

Dally, W.R., Jenkins, M., and Osiecki, D.A., 1996, "Use of Large Wave Channel Experiments for Testing Transport Formulas in the Nearshore," research report for the U.S. Army Coastal Engr. Research Center, 76 pp. (FIT)

Dally, W.R. and Jenkins, M., 1995, "A Literature Review of Modeling Coastal Sand Transport with Application to Numerical Modeling of Tidal Inlet Morphodynamics," research report for the U.S. Army Coastal Engr. Research Center, 77 pp. (FIT)

Dally, W.R., 1995, "Development of Governing Equations for Wave, Wind, and Tide-Driven Currents for Numerical Modeling of the Sebastian Inlet System," research contract report for the Sebastian Inlet Tax District Commission, 33 pp. (SES)

Dally, W.R. and Osiecki, D.A., 1994, "Continued Development of a Remotely Operated Vehicle for Use in the Coastal Zone," research report for the U.S. Army Coastal Engr. Research Center, 14 pp. (FIT)

Dally, W.R., 1993, "A Unified Model for Cross-Shore and Longshore Sand Transport," research report to Florida Sea Grant College, 26 pp. (FIT)

Dally, W.R., 1991, "Enhancing the Underlying Physics of Beach Erosion Modeling," research report to Florida Sea Grant College, 46 pp. (FIT)

Dally, W.R. and Johnson, M.A., 1990, "A Remotely Operated Vehicle for Use in the Coastal Zone," research report for the U.S. Army Coastal Engr. Research Center, 25 pp. (FIT)

Dally, W.R. and Dean, R.G., 1989, "Conceptual Design of a Remotely Operated Vehicle for Beach Surveying," research report to Florida Department of Natural Resources, Division of Beaches and Shores, 25 pp. (FIT)

Dally, W.R., 1988, "A Preliminary Study of Wave Reforming," research report for the U.S. Army Coastal Engr. Research Center, 22 pp. (FIT)

Mehta, A.J., Dean, R.D., Dally, W.R. and Montague, C.L., 1987, "Some Considerations on Coastal Processes Relevant to Sea Level Rise," UFL/COEL-87/012, Coast. Ocean. Eng. Dept., U. of Florida, Gainesville. (University of Florida)

Kriebel, D.L., Dally, W.R. and Dean, R.G., 1986, "Beach Profile Response Following Severe Erosion Events," UFL/COEL-86/016, U. of Florida, Gainesville, 187 pp. (University of Florida)

Dean, R.G., Perlin, M. and Dally, W.R., 1979, "A Coastal Engineering Study of Shoaling in Ocean City Inlet," Ocean Eng. Rep. No19, Dept. Civil Eng., U. of Delaware, Newark, 135 pp. (University of Delaware)

 

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