Special Issue "Physical Modelling in Hydraulics Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2021).
Interests: coastal hydraulics; fluvial hydraulics; port operability
Interests: urban hydrology; runoff and wash-off processes; sewer sediments; combined sewer overflows; imaging techniques
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In recent years, the application of physical modeling in hydraulic engineering has experienced an increasing progress due to several factors, such as (i) the development of new large-scale models, which allows analyzing and simulating different processes in controlled environments under close-to-reality conditions, (ii) the development of new measurement techniques, such as imaging techniques or the application of low-cost technologies, and (iii) a change in the vision of hydraulic engineering that is now more closely connected with other areas of knowledge linked to water quality, ecosystemic services or the social perception of traditional engineering works. These factors, together with other societal challenges such as climate change, population growth or the digitalization of the water sector, have led to a paradigm shift in the development of physical models in the field of hydraulic engineering.
This Special Issue aims to cover the main relevant physical modeling approaches related with hydraulics engineering, including hydraulic structures, fluvial, coastal, transition zones, urban, and ecosystems. All contributions are welcomed, including innovative solutions for common aspects in nature and infrastructures, coming from both basic and applied research. Topics regarding novel instrumentation and application of usual devices to new developments, real case studies, and adaptation to climate change scenarios are especially welcomed. Other topics covered in the Special Issue are nature-based solutions both for environment to urban locations, and studies with comparison with numerical modeling for its calibration, as increasing field of interest. Tentative papers are intended to deeply describe the materials and methods used in the physical modeling, scale effects, and accuracy of the measurements to validate the results.
We await your contributions for this Special Issue of Water, with an attractive impact factor and dissemination worldwide in the scientific community.
Prof. Dr. Enrique Peña-González
Dr. Jose Anta Alvarez
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Physical modeling
- Hydraulic structures
- Fluvial hydraulics
- Coastal hydraulics
- Urban hydrology
- Innovative facilities and instrumentation