Ecohydraulics Class - WATS 6900



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


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: