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Faculty Research Projects/Publications

Hydraulics and Hydrology


  • Ojha, R., Prakash, A., Corradini, C., Morbidelli, R., and Govindaraju, R.S., (2015), "Temporal moment analysis for vertical solute transport in heterogeneous soils," Journal of Hydrology,, 521, 261-273.
  • Ramadas, R., and Govindaraju, R.S., (2015). "Probabilistic assessment of agricultural droughts using graphical models," Journal of Hydrology, 526, 151-163.
  • Ojha, R., and Govindaraju, R.S., (2015). "A physical scaling model for aggregation and disaggregation of field-scale surface soil moisture," Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 25, 075401 (2015); doi: 10.1063/1.4913235, 14 pages.
  • Mallya, G., Tripathi, S., and Govindaraju, R.S., (2015). "Probabilistic drought classification using gamma mixture models," Journal of Hydrology, 526, 116-126.
  • Morbidelli, R., Saltalippi, C., Flammini, A., Cifrodelli, M., Corradini, C., and Govindaraju, R.S., (2015). "Infiltration on sloping surfaces: laboratory experimental evidence and implications for infiltration modelling," Journal of Hydrology, 523, 79-85.
  • Ramadas, M., and Govindaraju, R.S., (2015). "Choice of hydrologic variables for probabilistic drought classification: a case study." ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 05015013-1 to 05015013-14, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000981.
  • Hoque, Y., Tripathi, S., Hantush, M.M., and Govindaraju, R.S., (2016). "Development of aggregate measures of watershed reliability, resilience and vulnerability using relevance vector machine and variational Bayesian noisy principal component analysis," Journal of Environmental Quality, doi:10.2134/jeq2015.10.0508.
  • Mallya, G., Niyogi, D., Tripathi, S., Mishra, V., and Govindaraju, R.S., (2016). "Trends and variability of droughts over the Indian monsoon region," Weather and Climate Extremes, 12, 43-68, doi:
  • Morbidelli, R., Corradini, C., Saltalippi, C., Flammini, A., Brocca, L., Cifrodelli, M., and Govindaraju, R.S., (2016). "An investigation of the effects of spatial heterogeneity of initial soil moisture content on surface runoff simulation at a small watershed scale," Journal of Hydrology, 539, 589-598, doi:
  • Lyn, D.A., and Blatchley III, E.R., (2005). "CFD-based models of ultraviolet disinfection channels", ASCE J. Environmental Engineering, vol. 131, no. 6, June, 2005, pp. 838-849
  • Lyn, D.A., (2004). "Steady and unsteady simulations of turbulent flow and transport in ultraviolet disinfection channels", ASCE J. Hydraulic Engineering, 130, no. 8, August, pp. 762-770.
  • Lyn, D.A., and Altinakar, M., (2002). "The St-Venant-Exner equations for near-critical and trans-critical flows", ASCE J. Hydraulic Engineering, 128, no. 6, pp. 579-587.
  • Lyn, D.A., (2000). "Regression residuals and mean profiles in uniform open-channel flows", ASCE J. Hydraulic Engineering, 126, no. 1, pp. 24-32.
  • Chiu, K.P., Lyn, D.A., Savoye, P., and Blatchley III, E.R., (1999). "Effect of UV system modifications on disinfection performance", ASCE J. Environmental Engineering, 125, no. 5, pp. 459-469.
  • Keskar, J., and Lyn, D.A., (1999). "Computations of laminar incompressible backward-facing step flow at Re = 800 with a spectral domain decomposition method", International J. for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 29 (4), Feb. 28, pp. 411-427.
  • Coulter, D., and Sepúlveda, M.S., Troy, C.D., Höök, T.O., (2014). Thermal habitat quality of aquatic organisms near power plant discharges: potential exacerbating effects of climate warming. Fisheries Ecology and Management. 21: 196-210.
  • Essig, R., Troy, C.D., Jesiek, B.K., Boyd, J., and Trellinger, N., (2014). "Adventures in Paragraph Writing: The Development and Refinement of Scalable and Effective Writing Exercises for Large-enrollment Engineering Courses." Proceedings of the 2014 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN, June 15-18, 2014.
  • Ahmed, S., Troy, C.D., and Hawley, N., (2013). Spatial structure of internal Poincaré waves in Lake Michigan. Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 1-21.
  • Choi, J.M., Troy, C.D., Hsieh, T.-C., Hawley, N., and McCormick, M.J., (2012). A Year of Internal Poincaré Waves in Southern Lake Michigan. Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2012JC007984.
  • Troy, C.D., Ahmed, S., Hawley, N., and Goodwell, A. (2012) "Cross-shelf thermal structure in Lake Michigan during the stratified periods," Journal of Geophysical Research, VOL. 117, C02028, 16 PP., 2012 doi:10.1029/2011JC007148.
  • Hult, E.L., Troy, C.D., and Koseff, J.R., (2011) "The mixing efficiency of interfacial waves breaking at a ridge. Part I: Overall mixing efficiency." Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of Geophysical Research, VOL. 116, C02003, doi:10.1029/2010JC006485.
  • Hult, E.L., Troy, C.D., and Koseff, J.R., (2011) "The mixing efficiency of interfacial waves breaking at a ridge. Part II: Local Energetics." Journal of Geophysical Research, VOL. 116, C02004, doi:10.1029/2010JC006488.

Current Research Projects

  • 09/15 - 08/17, EPA, Decision Support Tool for Risk-Based Watershed Management
  • 01/11 - 03-15, USDA, Development of drought triggers for agricultural applications
  • 09/12 - 08/15, NSF, CMG Research: A copula-based probabilistic approach for space-time characterization of droughts
  • "A truck-mounted scour-monitoring system", Federal Highway Adm./Joint Transp. Research Proj., 2005-2007
  • "Factors contributing to the accumulation of debris at bridge piers", Federal Highway Adm./Joint Transp. Research Proj., 2003-2005
  • "Modeling of UV disinfection systems", Water Environment Research Foundation, 2000-2004
  • "Effectiveness of Debris Deflectors", Federal Highway Adm./Joint Transp. Research Proj., 2000-2003
  • "Scour Monitoring of Bridge Piers in Indiana", Federal Highway Adm./Joint Transp. Research Proj., 2000-2002
  • "Hydrodynamic Mixing Effects on Micro- and Macro- Emulsification...", US Environmental Protection Agency, 1998-1999