2014 Course Topics

Introduction to Fluvial Hydraulics & Ecohydraulics 

Suggested Reading:
  • Chapters 1-3 of Dingman (2009)

Equations of Motion

Suggested Reading:
Other Resources
Derivation of Continuity (Conservation of Mass) - From Sara Kelly:

Derivation of Conservation of Momentum - From Sara Kelly:

Velocity Profiles & Flow Resistance

Suggested Reading
  • Chapters 5 & 6 of Dingman (2009)

Introduction to Energy & Hydraulic Jumps

Introduction to 1D Modeling - Energy and Gradually Varied Flow

Suggested Reading
  • Chapter 9 of DIngman (2009)

1D HEC RAS Modeling

Suggested Reading
Your reading for next Thursday will be out of the HEC-RAS documentation and should be a review (in terms of principles), but with slightly different notation for the equations. The reading will focus on how these principles are applied in the 1D hydraulic model HEC-RAS(Hydrologic Engineering Center - River Analysis System), which we will use in lab on Thursday. 

  • From the Brunner (2010a) Reference Manual read the following:
    • Skim Chapter 1's  'Overview of Hydraulic Capabilities' on pages 1-2 to 1-3 (pp 12-13 inPDF)
    • Thoroughly digest Chapter 2's ('Theoretical Basis for 1D Flow Calculations') section on 'Steady Flow Water Surface Profiles' on pages 2-2 to 2-21 (pp 18-37 in PDF)
    • Skim Quickly Chapter 3's (Basic Data Requirements)  'Geometric Data' Pages 3-2 to 3-23 (pp 68-89 in PDF) & 'Steady Flow Data' on pages 3-23 to 3-25 (pp 89-91 in PDF)
  • From the Brunner (2010b) User Manual read the following:
    • Skim Chapter 3's (Working with HEC-RAS - An Overview) 'Steps in Developing A Hydraulic Model with HEC-RAS' on pages 3-5 to 3-14 (33 xx-43 in PDF)

The Documents

2D Delft3D Hydraulic Modelling

Lab Resources

  • http://etal.usu.edu/Courses/FluvialHydraulics/Lecture/2014/Labs/Ecohydraulic/myPHABSIM.m myPHABSIM.m A simple Matlab script for reading in hydraulic model results in*.csv format and running a PHABSIM style model. NOTE, the HSCs are hard coded and HSI type is an option. 
  • CHaMP HSM - An access database driven habitat suitability model approach that uses DELFT outputs.
  • http://etal.usu.edu/Courses/FluvialHydraulics/Lecture/2014/Labs/Ecohydraulic/FuzzyFrogger.zip FuzzyFrogger.zip - A simple FIS- based habitat model (in this case for frog habitat), which is driven by *.csv input and can be run using MATLAB's fuzzy logic toolobox


HSIsCommon Ecohydraulic Models
Other Ecohydraulic Models
  • ELAM - Eulerian-Lagrangian Agent Method
  • CaSiMiR
  • USGS Fort Collins Software:
    • HEP - Habitat Evaluation Procedures
    • HSI -Habitat Suitability Index Software
    • SALMOD - Salmonid Population Model
    • SSTEMP - Stream Network and Stream Segment Temperature Model
  • MesoHABSIM
  • CHaMP HSM - An access database driven habitat suitability model approach that uses DELFT outputs.