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June 3 - 4, 2011, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany


Colloquium Programme



Friday, June 3, 2011


8.00 – 9.00 Registration
9.00 – 10.30 Opening Addresses
Detlef Löhe Vice President of KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany  
Noboyuki Tamai President of IAHR, Gakuin University, Japan  
Reflections on Gerhard Jirka’s Scientific Contributions
Helmut Kobus University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany Gerhard Jirka and his contributions to German Water Research
Johann Stocker Consorzio Venezia Nuova, Venice, Italy Safeguarding Venice – Advisory role of Professor Jirka
Tobias Bleninger, Cornelia Lang IfH, KIT & Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil Mixing and Transport Processes in Environmental Fluid Systems – Gerhard Jirka’s scientific achievements
11.00 – 12.30 Shallow Flows
Wim Uijttewaal University of Technology Delft, The Netherlands Horizontal Mixing in Shallow Flows
Mohamed Ghidaoui The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Onset and Initial Development of Instabilities in Shallow Shear Flows
Gert Jan van Heijst University of Technology Eindhoven, The Netherlands Laboratory Experiments on Shallow Flows
13.30 – 15.30 Ana Maria Ferreira da Silva Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada Characteristic Scales and Dynamics of Large-Scale Horizontal Coherent Structures in Shallow Open-Channel Flows: an Experimental Investigation
Greg A. Lawrence University of British Columbia, Canada Waves and Currents: Hawking Radiation in the Hydraulics Laboratory
Fluvial Hydraulics
Fotis Sotiropoulos University of Minnesota, USA Turbulent Flow and Sediment Transport Phenomena in Natural Waterways: Insights gained by LES
Giovanni Seminara University of Genova, Italy Progress in Tidal Morphodynamics
16.00 – 17.30 Peter Goodwin University of Idaho, USA Flow Structure and the Sustainability of Pools in Gravel-Bed Rivers
Andreas Dittrich Universität Braunschweig, Germany Influence of Vegetation on Flow Resistance and Flow Field
Vladimir Nikora University of Aberdeen, U.K. Flow-Biota Interactions in Aquatic Systems: Scales, Mechanisms, and Challenges
19.30 Conference Dinner



Saturday, June 4, 2010



9.00 – 10.30 Small-scale Phenomena
Daoyi Chen University of Liverpool, U.K. Interaction of Flows and Particles in the Sub-Micrometer Scales
Willi H. Hager VAW, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Environmental Aspects in Wastewater Hydraulics
Alfred Wüest EAWAG, Switzerland Small scales in Natural Waters
11.00 – 12.30 Buoyant/Stratified Flows
Joseph Hun-wei Lee The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Mixing of Multiple Buoyant Jets
Harinda Joseph S. Fernando University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA Jets, Plumes and Double Diffusion under Confinement! And their role in US Strategic Petroleum Reserves
Peter Davies University of Dundee, U.K. Modelling Internal Solitary Waves in Shallow Stratified Fluids
13.30 – 15.30 Gravity Currents
Marcelo H. Garcia University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA Fluid Mechanics of Density Currents and Salt Wedges
Gary Parker University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA Effect of Self-stratification due to Suspended Sediment: Rivers versus Turbidity Currents
Johannes Bühler ETH Zurich, Switzerland Revisiting Gravity Currents and Free Shear Flows
George Constantinescu University of Iowa, USA On the Effect of Drag on the Propagation of Compositional Gravity Currents
16.00 – 17.40 Mass Transfer
Bernd Jähne University of Heidelberg, Germany Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces
John Gulliver University of Minnesota, USA Mass Transfer from Bubble Swarms
Roger Falconer Cardiff University, U.K. Modelling Bacteria and Trace Metal Fluxes in Estuarine Systems
Closing of Colloquium


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