2nd Young Professionals Congress | Day 2: Hydraulics (1 December 2021)

2nd IAHR Young Professionals Congress

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 Welcome 2nd Day | Time reversal of waves in hydraulics: experiment, theory and application

12:00 - 13:00 CET

Time reversal (TR) of waves is an intriguing wave property that underpins a breadth of applications and has been an active area of research in engineering and physics over the past three decades. But not so in hydraulics. In fact, TR of waves and its potential in the field of hydraulics is in its infancy. This talk provides the experimental and theoretical evidence of TR of waves in a variety of fields, introduces the basic physics of TR, and exposes numerous potential TR based applications in hydraulics. It is the impression of the speaker that TR is dismissed because it is thought in the context of particles and not waves and also because it is believed that damping invalidates TR. Why waves are TR but particle motion is not TR (e.g., a spilled glass of milk has never been observed to spontaneously reverse course)? Why damping does not invalidate TR of waves? Such questions will be addressed in this talk.

Mohamed S. Ghidaoui

Keynote speaker


Experimental methods and Instrumentation

13:00 - 14:00 CET

  • Calibration of a numerical pump model based on experimental test bench for large submersible and dry-action pumps used in waterways
    Joris Hardy, Pierre Dewallef, Sébastien Erpicum, Michel Pirotton, Darren Parkinson, Nigel Taylor, Chris Barnet, Paula Treacy, Olivier Thome, Pierre Archambeau and Benjamin Dewals

  • ‘Noise-Free’ Stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry
    Nijmeh Marouf, Stuart Cameron and Vladimir Nikora

  • Numerical modelling to estimate the hydraulic efficiency of continuous transverse grates
    Andrea Paindelli, Jackson Tellez Alvarez and Beniamino Russo

  • Drag coefficient of a body-like shape: experiments in two complementary laboratory setups
    Clément Delhez, Sébastien Erpicum, Radomir Jasic, Thomas Andrianne, Nicolas Rivière, Michel Pirotton, Pierre Archambeau and Benjamin Dewals

  • Detection of pointwise impulsive contaminations in rivers by a moment-based inverse method
    Mariano Letizia and Michele Iervolino

  • Analysis of the performance of an air-water flows conductivity probe in a calibration rig
    Patricio Rubén Ortega Lara, José María Carrillo Sánchez, Daniel Valero Huerta, Luis Gerardo Castillo Elsitdié and Juan Tomás García Bermejo

  • Impact force of a floating woody debris on a masonry arch bridge
    Eda Majtan, Benedict Rogers and Lee Cunningham

  • Experimental study of cavitation in bottom outlet
    Federico Romero and Constanza Fernandez Gorostidi

  • Analysis of Contaminant Transport Through Porous Media: Experimental and Numerical Studies
    Sinara Camelo, Fernando Vieira and Rita F. Carvalho

Rui M.L. Ferreira


Universidade de Lisboa

Sandra Soares-Frazão



Fluid Mechanics

14:30 - 15:30 CET

  • Lock-exchange gravity currents propagating over roughness elements
    Maria Rita Maggi, Claudia Adduce and Maria Eletta Negretti

  • Numerical simulation of droplets arrangement inside a pore using LBM
    Stefano Miliani, Michele La Rocca, Andrea Montessori and Pietro Prestininzi

  • A priori estimation of the performance of WENO and UWC schemes as iLES methods
    Pablo Solán-Fustero, Adrian Navas-Montilla, Esteban Ferrer, Juan Manzanero and Pilar Garcia-Navarro

  • A cross-validation study of computational methods for droplet spreading
    Juan Mairal and Lennon O Naraigh

  • Settling and rising patterns of microplastics in aquatic systems: a numerical study
     Zihe Zhao and Shooka Karimpour

  • Hydrodynamics of Floating Vegetation in Lateral Cavities
    Felipe Rezende da Costa, Luiz Eduardo Domingos de Oliveira and Johannes Gérson Janzen

  • The numerical modelling of rock-ice avalanches
    Stefania Sansone

  • Optimization of CFD numerical model for the analysis of a combined caisson
    Claudio Iuppa, Lilia Carlo, Enrico Foti and Carla Faraci

  • Numerical analysis of erosion rate around the cylinder surface
    Surender Bandi, Anuj Kumar and Anant Kumar Rai


Claudia Adduce


Università RomaTre


Damien Violeau


Electricité de France

Fluvial Hydraulics and Reservoir Sedimentation

16:00 - 17:00 CET

  • Sentinel2-derived hydro-morphological dynamics of a reach of the Vistula River in Poland
    Michael Nones and Carmela Cavallo

  • A review between Modeling and Modified for the Piano Key Weir's Hydraulic Characteristics based Main and Auxiliary Geometric Parameters
    Majed Shaker, Badronnisa Yusuf, Saleh Khassaf, Balqis Rehan and Nor Alias

  • Study on the hydraulic geometry in different hydrological periods based on one-dimensional hydrodynamic model
    Chang Li

  • Selection of the Optimal Alternative for Toma Grande Dam Applying the Hierarchical Analysis Method AHP
    Hulinho Yordy Arbaiza Ocrospoma and Samuel Ismael Quisca Astocahuana

  • Velocity fields around tandem piers on mobile bed
    Laxmi Narayana Pasupuleti, P V Timbadiya and Prem Lal Patel

  • Suspended sediment discharge in lower Uruguay River
    Alejandro Nardin, Ricardo Szupiany and Alejandro Arcelus

  • Modelling the effects of vane on hydraulics and sediment transport
    Syafiq Razali and Badronnisa Yusuf


Nils Rüther



Silke Wieprecht

Silke Wieprecht


University of Stuttgart

Hydraulic Machinery and Transient Flows

17:30 - 18:30 CET

  • Power decay of a low head Kaplan turbine due to common vegetal bodies ingestion and accumulation
    Emanuele Quaranta and Maurizio Previati

  • Performance monitoring of two Pico-Hydropower Pumps As Turbines over time
    Daniele Novara and Aonghus McNabola

  • Numerical simulation of cavitation in Pelton Turbine Injector
    Navam Shrivastava, Chetan Mali and Anant Rai

  • Pumps as turbine regulation study through a Decision-Support Algorithm
    Maël Le Marre, Philippe Mandin, Jean-Louis Lanoisellé, Farah Rammal and Erik Zilliox

  • Operation of a pumping station: Selecting the number of active pumps
    Araceli Martin-Candilejo, Francisco Javier Martin Carrasco and David Dantillan Sanchez

  • Study on lily impeller for pumping purpose
    Kumaran S, Karthik T L, Karthi E and Christopher Stephen

  • Analysis of flow characteristics of pump-turbine in transient process
    Xilong Yin, Shaozhen Zhang, Huili Bi, Xingxing Huang and Zhengwei Wang

  • Transient Numerical Analysis of Pressure Fluctuation Characteristics in a High-Head Prototype Pump-Turbine During Start-Up in Turbine Mode
    Shaozheng Zhang, Xingxing Huang, Huili Bi and Zhengwei Wang

  • 3D simulation of positive surge waves: turbulent structure, anisotropy, and aeration patterns
    Zhuoran Li, Akash Venkateshwaran and Shooka Karimpour

Dr. Zulfequar Ahmad


IIT Roorkee

Victor Hugo Hidalgo



David Ferras

OC Member

IHE Delft

Hydraulic Structures

19:00 - 20:00 CET

  • Modeling the structural response of a dam to earthquake induced dynamic stresses
    Biniyam Sishah and Huadong Yao

  • 3D Computational Hydraulic Modeling of Stepped Spillways Variable Section for Gravity and RCC Concrete Dams
    Gideael Quislón Cántaro Fabián and Samuel Ismael Quisca Astocahuana

  • Discharge capacity of Labyrinth Weirs by Phisical Modeling: Influence of Weir Orientation
    Alicia Ros, José María Carrillo, Antonio Vigueras and Jorge Matos

  • Influence of crest shapes on trapezoidal piano key weir hydraulic performance
    Xiaoyang Shen and Mario Oertel

  • Microscale hydrodynamic analysis of flow in circular piles with shallow spherical cavities using CFD
    A. Lizbeth Alvarez Mejía

  • Impact of surge wave Froude number on the transport of macro-plastics
    Preet Patel, Magdalena Krol and Shooka Karimpour

  • Large-eddy simulation of the free-surface impact on the wake of a circular cylinder
    Fawaz Alzabari, Pablo Ouro and Catherine Wilson

  • Failure of a penstock as an example of an extreme load case and countermeasure to reduce the impact of such load case
    Christian Kröner, Jakob Seibl and Roman Gabl

Stefan Felder


UNSW Sydney

Rita Carvalho


University of Coimbra

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