River Flow 2016: Iowa City, USA, July 11-14, 2016

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George Constantinescu, Marcelo Garcia, Dan Hanes
CRC Press, Jun 22, 2016 - Technology & Engineering - 856 pages

Understanding and being able to predict fluvial processes is one of the biggest challenges for hydraulics and environmental engineers, hydrologists and other scientists interested in preserving and restoring the diverse functions of rivers. The interactions among flow, turbulence, vegetation, macroinvertebrates and other organisms, as well as the transport and retention of particulate matter, have important consequences on the ecological health of rivers. Managing rivers in an ecologically friendly way is a major component of sustainable engineering design, maintenance and restoration of ecological habitats. To address these challenges, a major focus of River Flow 2016 was to highlight the latest advances in experimental, computational and theoretical approaches that can be used to deepen our understanding and capacity to predict flow and the associated fluid-driven ecological processes, anthropogenic influences, sediment transport and morphodynamic processes.

River Flow 2016 was organized under the auspices of the Committee for Fluvial Hydraulics of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). Since its first edition in 2002, the River Flow conference series has become the main international event focusing on river hydrodynamics, sediment transport, river engineering and restoration. Some of the highlights of the 8th International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics were to focus on inter-disciplinary research involving, among others, ecological and biological aspects relevant to river flows and processes and to emphasize broader themes dealing with river sustainability. River Flow 2016 (extended abstract book 854 pages + full paper CD-ROM 2436 pages) contains the contributions presented during the regular sessions covering the main conference themes and the special sessions focusing on specific hot topics of river flow research, and will be of interest to academics interested in hydraulics, hydrology and environmental engineering.

 

Contents

A River flow and transport processes
31
Experimental techniques used in fluvial hydraulics
337
Imagebased measurements and video analysis
527
Estimation of uncertainty in hydrometric measurements and other flow measurements of environmental scale
653
Environmental role of hydraulic interfaces
753
Buoyancydriven flows
807
B Sediment transport and river morphodynamics
905
Reservoir sustainability
1399
Hydrodynamics and morphodynamics of river confluences
1585
Dynamics of meander cutoffs
1715
C River Floods
1753
Flood science for flood prediction mitigation and resilience
1883
D River management ecology and restoration
1997
Large wood in fluvial ecosystems
2305
Fish passage
2361
Back Cover
2401

Applications of hydroacoustics to river morphodynamics
1477

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About the author (2016)

Dr. Constantinescu obtained his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering in 1992 from the Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, USA (1997) and held post-doctoral positions with the Arizona State University and the Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University. In 2004, he joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa as an Assistant Professor. He is currently a Professor at the same university. Dr. Constantinescu has expertise in numerical simulations of complex turbulent flows using a wide range of modeling techniques and large-scale parallel computing. His present main research interests are in river restoration and modeling of stratified flows, shallow flows, flow and transport processes around hydraulic structures, sediment transport and morphodynamics in alluvial channels, flows in porous media. Dr. Constantinescu co-authored more than 200 research papers of which close to half were published in peer-reviewed journals. He is an associate editor of several scientific journals in the area of hydraulics and hydrology.

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