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Environmental hydraulics of open channel flowPage 96
Most efficient cross-sectional shape: Optimum width B = 4/sqrt(3) * d  (Trapezoidal).
Pages 236-238
12.5.3 Application No. 2: corrected numerical results.
Page 276
Equation (15.2) : the first equality should be : Sf  = to/(r g DH/4) .
Page 285
Last line: The definition of the total head includes a '=' instead of a '+' sign. The correct definition is:
    Total head: H = zo + d cos(Teta) + Alpha V^2/(2 g)
.
Page 348
Figure 17.14 Sketch of dam break wave in a dry horizontal channel. New corrected figure.

Page 352
Equation (17.41) and definition of X. The square root sign must be corrected in the definition of X. New corrected expression.

Page 407
Equation (19.10): the correct equation is : d/s  =  0.0212 (sina)-0.11  (s/(h cosa))-0.10
Equation (19.11): the correct equation is : d/s  =  0.0301 (sina)-0.11  (s/(h cosa))-0.17

Pages 486-487
Equation (A4.5): the correct equation is : d/s  =  0.0212 (sina)-0.11  (s/(h cosa))-0.10 where d is the boundary layer thickness
Equation (A4.6): the correct equation is :
d/s  =  0.0301 (sina)-0.11  (s/(h cosa))-0.17

UPDATES

Critical flow conditons and Spillway crest design (pp. 31-33, 395-405 & 433-436)
    Bibliographic reference
    CHANSON, H. (2006). "Minimum Specific Energy and Critical Flow Conditions in Open Channels." Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering., ASCE, Vol. 132, No. 5, pp. 498-502 (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(2006)132:5(498)) (ISSN 0733-9437). (PDF file) (PDF file at UQeSpace). Closure: Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 134, No. 6, pp. 883-887 (DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(2008)134:6(883)) (ISSN 0733-9437). (PDF file at UQeSpace).

    CASTRO-ORGAZ, O, and CHANSON, H. (2011). "Near-Critical Free-Surface Flows: Real Fluid Flow Analysis." Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 11, No. 5, pp. 499-516 (DOI: 10.1007/s10652-010-9192-x) (ISSN 1567-7419 [Print] 1573-1510 [Online]). (Record at UQeSpace) (PDF file)

Application of the momentum equation to hydraulic jumps and bores (pp. 50-68 & 329-335)
    Bibliographic reference
    CHANSON, H. (2012). "Momentum Considerations in Hydraulic Jumps and Bores." Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 138, No. 4, pp. 382-385 (DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000409) (ISSN 0733-9437). (Postprint at UQeSpace) (PDF file)

Failures caused by sediment-transport processes (pp. 144-149)
    Bibliographic reference
    CHANSON, H. (2012). "Reservoir Sedimentation in Australia under Extreme Conditions." in "Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs", Springer, Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, L. BENGTSSON, R.W. HERSCHY and R.W. FAIRBRIDGE Editors, pp. 649-656 (DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-4410-6) (ISBN 978-1 4020 5616 1). (PDF file) (Record at UQeSpace)


Positive surges and tidal bores (pp. 64-68 & 328-335)
    Bibliographic reference
    CHANSON, H. (2011). "Tidal Bores, Aegir, Eagre, Mascaret, Pororoca: Theory and Observations." World Scientific, Singapore, 220 pages (ISBN 9789814335416). (Table of Contents at UQeSpace)

    CHANSON, H. (2012). "Momentum Considerations in Hydraulic Jumps and Bores." Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 138, No. 4, pp. 382-385 (DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000409) (ISSN 0733-9437). (Postprint at UQeSpace) (PDF file)


Dam break wave on dry channel - Effects of flow resistance (pp. 357-359)
New analytical developments with explicit solutions
CHANSON, H. (2005). "Applications of the Saint-Venant Equations and Method of Characteristics to the Dam Break Wave Problem." Report No. CH55/05, Dept. of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, May, 135 pages (ISBN 1864997966). (PDF file at UQeSpace)
CHANSON, H. (2006). "Analytical Solutions of Laminar and Turbulent Dam Break Wave." Proc. International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics River Flow 2006, Lisbon, Portugal, 6-8 Sept., Topic A3, R.M.L. FERREIRA, E.C.T.L. ALVES, J.G.A.B. LEAL, and A.H. CARDOSO Eds., Balkema Publ., Taylor & Francis Group, London, Vol. 1, pp. 465-474 (ISBN 0 415 40815 6). (PDF file at UQeSpace)
CHANSON, H. (2009). "Application of the Method of Characteristics to the Dam Break Wave Problem." Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 41-49 (DOI: 10.3826/jhr.2009.2865) (ISSN 0022-1686). (PDF file at UQeSpace)


Minimum Energy Loss culvert design (pp. 454-471)
    Bibliographic references
    APELT, C.J. (1983). Hydraulics of Minimum Energy Culverts and Bridge Waterways, Australian Civil Engrg Trans., I.E.Aust., Vol. CE25, No. 2, pp. 89-95. (PDF file at UQeSpace)

    CHANSON, H. (2007). "Hydraulic Performances of Minimum Energy Loss Culverts in Australia." Journal of Performances of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 264-272 (ISSN 0887-3828). (PDF file at UQeSpace)



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About Professor Hubert CHANSON
Hubert CHANSON is a Professor in Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering and Environmental Fluid Mechanics at the University of Queeensland, Australia. His research interests include design of hydraulic structures, experimental investigations of two-phase flows, applied hydrodynamics, hydraulic engineering, water quality modelling, environmental fluid mechanics, estuarine processes and natural resources. He has been an active consultant for both governmental agencies and private organisations. His publication record includes over 650 international refereed papers and his work was cited over 3,600 times since 1990. Hubert Chanson is the author of several books : "Hydraulic Design of Stepped Cascades, Channels, Weirs and Spillways" (Pergamon, 1995), "Air Bubble Entrainment in Free-Surface Turbulent Shear Flows" (Academic Press, 1997), "The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow : An Introduction" (Butterworth-Heinemann, 1st edition 1999, 2nd editon 2004), "The Hydraulics of Stepped Chutes and Spillways" (Balkema, 2001), "Environmental Hydraulics of Open Channel Flows" (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004), "Applied Hydrodynamics: an Introduction of Ideal and Real Fluid Flows" (CRC Press, 2009), and "Tidal Bores, Aegir, Eagre, Mascaret, Pororoca: Theory And Observations" (World Scientific, 2011). He co-authored two further books "Fluid Mechanics for Ecologists" (IPC Press, 2002) and "Fluid Mechanics for Ecologists. Student Edition" (IPC, 2006). His textbook "The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flows : An Introduction" has already been translated into Spanish (McGraw-Hill Interamericana) and Chinese (Hydrology Bureau of Yellow River Conservancy Committee), and the second edition was published in 2004. In 2003, the IAHR presented him with the 13th Arthur Ippen Award for outstanding achievements in hydraulic engineering. The American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI) presented him with the 2004 award for the Best Practice paper in the Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering ("Energy Dissipation and Air Entrainment in Stepped Storm Waterway" by Chanson and Toombes 2002). Hubert Chanson edited further several books : "Fluvial, Environmental and Coastal Developments in Hydraulic Engineering" (Mossa, Yasuda & Chanson 2004, Balkema), "Hydraulics. The Next Wave" (Chanson & Macintosh 2004, Engineers Australia), "Hydraulic Structures: a Challenge to Engineers and Researchers" (Matos & Chanson 2006, The University of Queensland), "Experiences and Challenges in Sewers: Measurements and Hydrodynamics" (Larrate & Chanson 2008, The University of Queensland), "Hydraulic Structures: Useful Water Harvesting Systems or Relics?" (Janssen & Chanson 2010, The University of Queensland), "Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World" (Valentine et al. 2011, Engineers Australia). He chaired the Organisation of the 34th IAHR World Congress held in Brisbane, Australia between 26 June and 1 July 2011.
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