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This course is organised by the IAHR Working Group on Transient Flows in collaboration with the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI-ASCE). The course sessions are structured to follow the chapters of a monograph on air-water interaction in Urban Water System that is undergoing development by the working group members of EWRI and the IAHR Technical Committee on Hydraulic Structures.
The course presents various practical contexts of hydraulic systems and structures that are present in the urban environment that are characterised by interactions between air and water phases.
The course starts from the theoretical foundations of unsteady and two-phase flows, presenting some key case studies that illustrate various adverse air-water interactions in urban water systems. The subsequent discussion on two-phase flow phenomena is grouped according to the flowing mode in urban water systems, starting with air-water interactions observed in pressurized systems. Then, the adverse air-water interactions in gravity-based systems are explored. The course completes with a discussion on selected mitigation strategies that can be used to improve operational conditions in urban water systems impacted by adverse air-water interactions.
Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
Understand key modes of air-water flows in urban water systems, and the formulation that is used in the description of these flows.
Recognise the potential interactions between air and water in urban water systems, and how these can lead to adverse operational conditions
Be familiarised with the current methods used to control the adverse two-phase flow interactions in urban water systems.
The course is intended to water resources engineers interested in the design, operational, maintenance of urban water systems, including drinking water and collection systems.
A Professional Certificate of Attendance (PCA) is issued upon request (Please see more details below).
University of Alberta
University of Toronto
Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
IST, CERIS, University of Lisbon
Florida International University
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
University of Perugia
8 May 13:00 UTC | 21:00 Hong Kong | 15:00 CEST | 8:00 New York | 23:30 ACDT | 8:00 Toronto
Prof. Moez Louati and Prof. Silvia Meniconi | Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at HKUST, Hong Kong SAR, China, and associate Professor qualified for Full Professorship at the University of Perugia.
Opening speech (5 mins)
Prof. Jose Vasconcelos | Associate Professor at Auburn University, Alabama
Brief introduction on the monograph (15 mins)
Prof. David Zhu | Professor at Ningbo University, China, and Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada
Background, historical perspective, and case studies (30min+15min Q&A)
9 May 13:00 UTC | 21:00 Hong Kong | 15:00 CEST | 8:00 New York | 23:30 ACDT | 8:00 Toronto
Prof. Bryan Karney. University of Toronto, Canada
Air-water issues in pressurized flow systems (30min+15min Q&A)
Prof. Musandji Fuamba. Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
Air-water issues in gravity-based systems (30min+15min Q&A)
10 May 13:00 UTC | 21:00 Hong Kong | 15:00 CEST | 8:00 New York | 23:30 ACDT | 8:00 Toronto
Prof. Helena Ramos. IST, CERIS, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Mitigation strategies for air-water issues in pressurized flow systems (30min+15min Q&A)
Prof. Arturo Leon. Florida International University
Mitigation strategies for air-water issues in gravity-based systems (30min+15min Q&A)
Closing session (5 mins)
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