Teaching and Research Resources in Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources
by Professor Hubert CHANSON (h.chanson@uq.edu.au)
M.E., ENSHM Grenoble, INSTN, PhD (Cant.), DEng (Qld), Eur.Ing., MIEAust., MIAHR, 13th Arthur Ippen awardee
 Dept. of Civil Engrg., Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072, Autralia

Technical resources

Air entrainment on chute and stepped spillways ... {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/self_aer.html} (15,002 visits between 20-04-2000 and June 2012)
Air entraiment at a circular plunging jet: physical and acoustic characteristics - Internet Database {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/bubble/} (5,784 visits between 16-01-2000 and June 2012)
Air entrainment in the developing flow region of two-dimensional plunging jets - Databank {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/data/jfe97.html} (5,835 visits between 16-01-2000 and June 2012)
Dam Break Wave. From the Dam Busters to Self-Flowing Concrete Testing {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/dam_brk.html} (5,250 visits betwen 18-03-2006 and June 2012)
Embankment overflow stepped spillways, earth dam spillways with precast concrete blocks and gabion stepped weirs {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/over_st.html} (22,221 visits between 20-10-2000 and June 2012)
The Formal Water Garden .... {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/wat_gard.html} (17,016 visits between 02-06-2000 and June 2012)
Free-surface undulations in open channels: undular jups, undular surges, standing waves ... {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/undular.html} (5,572 times between 26-05-2003 and June 2012)
Bassin des Rocailles Gold Creek Dam and its Historical Stepped Spillway ... {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/gold_crk.html} (8,207 visits between 18-06-2002 and June 2012)
History of Steel dams ... {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/steel_da.html} (9,336 visits between 05-01-2000 and June 2012)
A Hydraulic, Environmental and Ecological Assessment of a Sub-tropical Stream in Eastern Australia: Eprapah Creek, Victoria Point QLD on 4 April 2003 {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/eprapa.html} (4,789 visits between 18-07-2003 and June 2012)
Hydraulics of Roman Aqueducts. Myths, Fables, Realities. A Hydraulician's perspective ...    {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/rom_aq.html} (12,453 visits between 18-08-2002 and June 2012)
Hydraulics of rubber dams ... {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/rubber.html} (21,747 visits between 05-04-2000 and June 2012)
Minimum Energy Loss culverts and bridge waterways ... {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/mel_culv.html} (13,190 visits between 26-04-2000 and June 2012)
The Minimum Energy Loss (MEL) weir design: an overflow earthfill embankment dam {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/mel_weir.html} (10,890 visits between 28-04-2000 and June 2012)
Naruto Extreme Reservoir siltation ... {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/res_silt.html} (13,118 visits between 21-06-2000 and June 2012)
Spillway Aeration Devices to prevent Cavitation Damage in high-head chutes {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/aer_dev.html} (10,808 visits between 18-07-2001 and June 2012)
Sabo Check dams. Mountain protection systems in Japan  {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/sabo.html} (7,989 visits between 09-11-2001 and June 2012)
State of the art on Stepped channel flows {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/dpri/topic_2.html} (19,409 visits between 08-04-1999 and June 2012)
Tidal bores, mascaret, pororoca. Myths, fables and reality {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/tid_bore.html} (7,865 visits between 30-01-2004 and June 2012)
The Tidal bore of the Seine river (mascaret) ... {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/mascaret.html} (26,125 times between 05-01-2000 and June 2012)
Timber crib weirs ... {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/tim_weir.html} (7,900 visits between 28-01-2000 and June 2012)
Upstream fish passage in box culverts: how do fish and turbulence interplay? {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/fish_culvert.html}
Whirlpools ... {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/whirlpl.html} (19,454 visits between 26-10-2001 and June 2012)
History of Arch dams ... {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/arch_dam.html} (20,903 visits between 12-04-2000 and June 2012)
Best educational resource on the Web in Lightspan's StudyWeb®, Arts:Architecture:Buildings & Projects:Dams 

Energy Dissipation in Hydraulic StructuresVideo movies on YouTube

    YouTube channel of Hubert Chanson - {https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm-SedWAjKdQdGWNbCwppqw}   
    Dam break wave, Tidal bore, In-river tsunami surge: what the hell? - {https://youtu.be/SQaPoSj2lP4} (Record at UQeSpace)

    Challenging hydraulic engineering of the 21st century - {https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2oJE3PxUPY}

    Such a bore - {https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mO5-wxnqTA}    Physical Modelling of Air Bubble Entrainment in Vertical Planar Plunging Jets - {https://youtu.be/GcAiBD4LpwM}
    Stepped Spillway Research - {https://youtu.be/j_AsUXD4D3M}
    Tidal Bore Research at the University of Queensland - {https://youtu.be/q1ieo7fQ6X8}
    Fish-friendly waterways and culverts - Integration of hydrodynamics and fish turbulence interplay & interaction - {https://youtu.be/GGWTWDOmoSQ}

Video movies at UQeSpace

CHANSON, H. (2020). "Hydraulics of open channel flow: practical experiments at the University of Queensland, Australia." Collection, Generic Document, The University of Queensland, School of Civil Engineering, Brisbane, Australia (ISBN 978-1-74272-311-2). {https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/collection/UQ:734960}

"The Broad-Crested Weir." Generic Document, The University of Queensland, School of Civil Engineering, Brisbane, Australia, 2020 (ISBN 978-1-74272-311-2). {https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:734961}
"The Hydraulic Jump." Generic Document, The University of Queensland, School of Civil Engineering, Brisbane, Australia, 2020 (ISBN 978-1-74272-311-2). {https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:734962}
"Backwater in a Long Channel." Generic Document, The University of Queensland, School of Civil Engineering, Brisbane, Australia, 2020 (ISBN 978-1-74272-311-2). {https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:734963}
"Hydraulics of Culverts." Generic Document, The University of Queensland, School of Civil Engineering, Brisbane, Australia, 2020 (ISBN 978-1-74272-311-2). {https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:734964}

Photographic Resources

Gallery of Photographs in Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Sciences    {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/photo.html} (144,294 visits between 22-01-1999 and June 2012)
Photographs of Engineering failures ...    {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/photo.html#Failures and accidents}
Photographs of Stepped spillways ...    {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/photo.html#Step_spillways}

Recommended Website at TenLinks.com in 2000 & 2001 
Research publications
Research Papers in Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Engineering    {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/reprints.html} (44,166 visits between 27-09-1999 and June 2012)
      Free reprints of research papers in Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Sciences. (Format : *.PDF, *.DOC and *.ZIP.)
{http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/list/author_id/193/} at the open access repository UQeSpace.

ORCID: {http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2016-9650}
ResearcherID: {http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-1194-2008}
Scopus Author ID: 7004495961
Google Scholar citations of Hubert CHANSON's works: {http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=3Mx-6g0AAAAJ&hl=en}

Tidal bore Teaching resources

Teaching Resources in Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineering    {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/teaching.html}

This series of Internet Resources was prepared by Hubert Chanson. Each document contains detailed technical information illustrated with numerous photographs. Each topic includes bibliographic references and relevant Internet links. The material was prepared for use in Hubert Chanson's teaching in order to provide students, professionals and ressearchers with state-of-the-art information. Since not everyone has the latest browser version, this site has been kept simple for easy access by the majority. There are too many slow and ugly sites on the Web produced by people with no expertise in graphic design. Since Hubert Chanson lacks such expertise himself, he has kept the layout simple.

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Koorawatha dam About Professor Hubert CHANSON
Hubert CHANSON is a Professor in Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering and Environmental Fluid Mechanics at the University of Queensland, 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 800 international refereed papers and his work was cited over 3,700 times (WoS) to 13,500 times (Google Scholar) since 1990. His h-index is 32 (WoS), 35 (Scopus) and 56 (Google Scholar), and he is ranked among the 150 most cited researchers in civil engineering in Shanghai’s Global Ranking of Academics. Hubert Chanson is the author of twenty books, including "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), "Tidal Bores, Aegir, Eagre, Mascaret, Pororoca: Theory And Observations" (World Scientific, 2011) and "Applied Hydrodynamics: an Introduction" (CRC Press, 2014). 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, including the recent monograph "Energy Dissipation in Hydraulic Structures" (Chanson 2015, IAHR Monograph, CRC Press). He chaired the Organisation of the 34th IAHR World Congress held in Brisbane, Australia between 26 June and 1 July 2011. He chaired the Scientific Committee of the 5th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures held in Brisbane in June 2014. He chairs the Organisation of the 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference in Brisbane, Australia on 6-10 December 2020.
His Internet home page is http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans. He also developed a gallery of photographs website {http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/photo.html} that received more than 2,000 hits per month since inception.

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Last updated on 24/09/2017

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Tidal boresApplied Hydrodynamics  Applied Hydrodynamics: An Introduction 2014 Energy Dissipation in Hydraulic Structures Environmental hydraulics of open channel flowHydraulics of open channel flow (2nd edition)The Hydraulics of Stepped Chutes and SpillwaysChanson 1999   Fluid Mechanics for Ecologists McGraw-Hill Interamericana 13th Ippen award (IAHR)