REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
* Student names are underlined
Ibrahim, A., Steffler, P., and She, Y. Comparison of a Vertically-averaged and a Vertically-resolved Model for Hyporheic Flow Beneath a Pool-Riffle Bed Form. Journal of Hydrology. under review
Chu, K., and She, Y., Liu, W., Hua, Z., Gu, L., and Liu, X. Identification of Key Environmental Indicators in Tidal Flat Reclamation Area Using Modified Principal Component Analysis, a Case Study for Tiaozini Sand Shoal, China. Ocean and Coastal Management. under review
Lu, Z., She, Y., and Loewen, M. (2017). A sensitivity study on a computer model-based leak detection system for oil pipelines. Energies. 10, 1226: 17pp. doi:10.3390/en10081226.
De Coste, M., She, Y., and Blackburn, J. (2017). Incorporating the effects of upstream ice jam releases in the prediction of flood levels in the Hay River Delta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 44: 643-651.
Nafziger, J., She, Y., and Hicks, F. (2017). Anchor Ice Formation and Release in Small Regulated and unregulated Streams. Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology 123: 71-80.
She, Y., Kemp, J., Richards, L., and Loewen, M. (2016). Investigation into freezing point depression in storm water ponds caused by road salt. Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology 131: 53-64.
Nafziger, J., She, Y., and Hicks, F. (2016). Celerities of waves and ice runs from ice jam releases. Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology 123: 71-80.
She, Y., Hicks, F., and Andrishak, R. (2012). The role of hydro-peaking in freeze-up consolidation events on regulated river. Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology 73: 41-49.
Carson, R., Beltaos, S., Groeneveld, J., Healy, D., She, Y., Malenchak, J., Morris, M., Saucet, J.P., Kolerski, T., and Shen, H.T. (2011). Comparative testing of numerical models of river ice jams. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering 38: 669-678.
She, Y., Hicks, F., Steffler, P., and Healy, D. (2009). Constitutive model for internal resistance of moving ice accumulations and Eulerian implementation for river ice jam formation. Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology 55: 286-294.
She, Y., Andrishak, R., Hicks, F., Morse, B., Stander, E., Krath, C., Keller, D., Abarca, N., Nolin, S., Tanekou, F., and Mahabir, C. (2009). Athabasca River ice jam formation and release events in 2006 and 2007. Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, Special Issue on River Ice, 55:249-261.
She, Y. and Hicks, F. (2006). Modeling ice jam release waves with consideration for ice effects. Journal Cold Regions Science and Technology, 45(3): 137-147.
She, Y. and Mao, Z. (2003), Flow simulation of urban sewer networks. Tsinghua Science and Technology, 8(6): 719-725.
Nafziger, J., She, Y., and Chung, T. (2017). Anchor ice effects on the hyporheic environment in a hydropeaking stream. 19th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, White Horse, YK, July 2017.
Oveisy, A. and She, Y. (2017). Modelling Ice jam formation in the Hay River Delta during 2009 breakup. 19th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, White Horse, YK, July 2017.
Oveisy, A., She, Y., and Loewen, M. (2017). Numerical modelling of ice processes in a stormwater pond in the City of Edmonton, AB, Canada. 19th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, White Horse, YK, July 2017.
De Coste, M., She, Y., and Blackburn, J. (2016). The effects of upstream ice jam release on the severity of ice jams in the Hay River Delta. 23rd IAHR International Symposium on Ice. Ann Arbor, MI, May 2016.
Blackburn, J., She, Y., Hicks, F., and Nafziger, J. (2015). Ice effects on flow distributions in the Mackenzie Delta. 18th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, Quebec City, QC, August 2015.
Nafziger, J., She, Y., and Hicks, F. (2015). Observations of ice jam releases resulting from an incoming water wave. 18th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, Quebec City, QC, August 2015.
Hicks, F., Andrishak, R., and She, Y. (2009). Modeling ice cover consolidation during freeze-up on the Peace River, AB. 15th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on River Ice. (won the CGU-HS CRIPE Gerard Medal)
She, Y., Hicks, F., Steffler, P., and Healy, D. (2008). Effects of unsteadiness and ice motion on river ice jam profiles" 19th IAHR International Symposium on Ice. Vancouver, BC, July 2008.
She, Y., Tanekou, F. N., Hicks, F., Morse, B., Keller, D., Abarca, N., Krath, C., Nolin, S., Stander, E., Andrishak, R., Mahabir, C., and Richard, M. (2007), Ice jam formation and release events on the Athabasca River, 2007. 14th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on River Ice, Quebec City, QC, July 2007.
She, Y. and Hicks, F. (2006). Ice jam release wave modeling: considering the effects of ice in a receiving channel. 18th IAHR International Symposium on Ice. Sapporo, Japan, August 2006.
Hicks, F., Andrishak, R., and She, Y. (2006). Modeling thermal and dynamic river ice processes. 13th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Orono, Maine, July 2006.
She, Y. and Hicks, F. (2005). Incorporating ice effects in ice jam release surge models. 13th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on River Ice, Hanover, NH, July 2005.
She, Y. and Mao, Z. (2002). Fixed-grid method of characteristics using hybrid interpolation scheme for urban sewer unsteady flow simulation. Proc. of the 5th International Conference on Hydrodynamics, Taiwan, 179-184.
CIV E 636 Ice Engineering
This course focuses on topics in River Ice Engineering, focusing of the hydraulics and engineering aspects of river ice. Course content include i ntroduction to river ice processes; ice properties; ice hydraulics; ice mechanics and load bearing capacity, aufeis; anchor ice; thermal ice processes and modeling; ice jams hydraulics (steady and unsteady flow theory) and modeling; ice jam formation and release; winter discharge measurement; ice process monitoring techniques; ice jam flood forecasting, and ice jam flood mitigation.
CIV E 431 Water Resources Engineering
The objective of this course is to provide senior level undergraduate students in civil engineering practical knowledge related to water resources engineering. Specifically, this course provides advanced training in the applications of techniques and theory in hydrology and hydraulics, providing the technical skills needed to design river engineering works and hydraulics structures. In that context, CivE 431 is an essential prerequisite for the Water Resources Engineering Design course – CivE 439.
This course is specifically designed for those students with an earnest interest in a professional and realistic engineering experience. It covers many practical topics including design flood determination, floodplain delineation, sediment transport and river geomorphology, river monitoring and measurement techniques, river hydraulics (including unsteady flow), river ice engineering, and hydrotechnical modeling techniques.
CIV E 395 Civil Engineering Analysis III
The objective of this course is to learn how to formulate, solve, and interpret the solutions of continuum based mathematical models of real-world civil engineering problems such as contaminant transport, heat transfer, groundwater flow, column buckling, free and forced vibration.
This research group seeks individuals with experience in fluid mechanics, hydraulic engineering, computational hydraulics, and/or flow simulation to fill available positions as research assistants (undergraduate, Master's, and doctoral students). Programming skill is not required but will be considered. All selected graduate student candidates and some undergraduate students will be . P otential candidates will be thoroughly screened before final selections are made for each available position.
Information on how to apply to the graduate program in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta can be found here.
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Some important research topics include but not limit to:
Considering the real-world challenges that the model based leak detection method faces, it is important to investigate:
There is an ever-growing need for numerical modeling capability. Specifically in the area of Water Resources Engineering, numerical modeling plays an important role in understanding and solving complex hydraulic and ecological problems in natural rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal areas, as well as issues in water and oil transfer pipeline systems. Application tools developed using numerical modeling provide more insight and assist decision-making of engineers, regulators, and government agencies.
The goal of the Computational Hydraulics Research Group is to develop and/or apply numerical models to solve real-world problems in hydraulic engineering. The specific interest areas include flood forecasting, river ice processes, sediment transport, energy pipeline system, urban drainage system, surface water and groundwater.
See Research page for details of our current research.