Hydraulics/Hydrology CE Seminar Series

Prof. Dennis Lyn will be speaking on Tuesday 9/9 at 3:30 p.m. in HAMP 1252. The title of the seminar is "Statistical Thinking in Hydraulics (/Hydrology?): Concepts and Examples."

Statistical Thinking in Hydraulics (/Hydrology?): Concepts and Examples

Dennis Lyn

Professor of Civil Engineering
Purdue University


Basic concepts of statistical inference, such as randomness, population, and sampling, are reviewed and placed within a specifically hydraulics context and physical scaling.  Issues related to regression models, linear and nonlinear, are then discussed, emphasizing interval estimates and statistical significance, and their implications for inferences.  Examples with data from the literature, mainly of sediment transport and river engineering applications, such as velocity profiles in a suspension, hydraulic geometry, and scour, are used to illustrate the concepts and techniques.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
3:30 p.m.
HAMP 1252