Ecohydraulics Class - WATS 6900

Hydraulics

Background

We spent two weeks becoming familiar with fluvial hydraulics for the purposes of how they define physical habitat for fish.


Resources

2020 Slides


Good References on Hydraulics

Dingman (2008)

  • Dingman SL. 2008. Fluvial Hydraulics. Oxford University Press: New York, 576 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0195172867
    • You can read two chapters (not all) of the text as a Google Book here.
    • The book comes with some downloadable materials here.
    • The book is available on reserve in the library.

Bates, Lane & Ferguson (2005)

  • Bates PD, Lane SN and Ferguson RI (Eds). 2005. Computational Fluid Dynamics: Applications in Environmental Hydraulics. Computational Fluid Dynamics. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 540 pp. DOI: 10.1002/0470015195
  • EBook from Our Library
  • You can read some of the text as a Google Book here.

Chanson (2004)

  • Chanson H. 2004. The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow: An Introduction. Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann: Oxford, 585 pp.
    • Available from our library in hardcopy
    • You can read some of the text as a Google Book here
    • We will read some of the chapters out of here as assigned reading
    • Download (for purchase) PDFs of the chapters here
    • Glossary & List of Symbols from Chanson (2004; above) pp. xx - xlvii (view most of it here)

Chow (1959)


More In Depth Slides

In the old Fluvial Hydraulics & Ecohydraulics class, a more thorough introduction is provided with following topics:

  1. Equations of Motion
  2. Velocity Profiles & Flow Resistance
  3. Introduction to Energy & Hydraulic Jumps
  4. Introduction to 1D Modeling - Energy and Gradually Varied Flow
  5. 1D HEC RAS Modeling
  6. 2D Hydraulic Modeling

CHaMP Specific Resources

  • Nahorniak M, Wheaton J, Volk C, Bailey P, Reimer M, Wall E, Whitehead K, Jordan C. 2018. How do we efficiently generate high-resolution hydraulic models at large numbers of riverine reaches? Computers & Geosciences 119 : 80–91. DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2018.07.001

Reading Hydraulics

Some geese surfing the Glenwood wave… they’re clearly reading hydraulics just to have fun: