1 November 1961 |
|Institutions||University of Queensland|
|Alma mater||ENSE3 Grenoble, INSTN Saclay, University of Canterbury (NZ)|
|Doctoral advisor||Ian R. Wood|
|Known for||Hydraulic engineering; Fluid dynamics; Hydrodynamics|
|Notable awards||13th IAHR Arthur Ippen Award, 2004 ASCE-EWRI award for best practice paper in Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering|
Hubert Chanson (b. 1 November 1961) is a professor in hydraulic engineering and applied fluid mechanics in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland since 1990. He lectures civil and environmental engineering students in a variety of courses including fluid mechanics, hydraulic engineering, civil design, engineering history, coastal processes and environmental modelling. His research interests include the hydraulics of open channel flows, the design of hydraulic structures, experimental investigations of two-phase flows, coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics, water quality modelling, environmental management and natural resources.
Chanson authored several books among which: Hydraulic Design of Stepped Cascades, Channels, Weirs and Spillways (Pergamon, 1995), Air Bubble Entrainment in Free-Surface Turbulent Shear Flows (Academic Press, 1997), The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow: An Introduction (Edward Arnold/Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999 & 2004), The Hydraulics of Stepped Chutes and Spillways (Balkema, 2001), Environmental Hydraulics of Open Channel Flows (Elsevier, 2004), Applied Hydrodynamics: An Introduction to Ideal and Real Fluid Flows (CRC Press/Balkema 2009) and Tidal Bores, Aegir, Eagre, Mascaret, Pororoca: Theory and Observations (World Scientific 2011). He co-authored the book Fluid Mechanics for Ecologists (IPC Press, 2002) and he edited several other books (Balkema 2004, IEaust 2004, The University of Queensland 2006, 2008). The textbook The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow: An Introduction has already been translated into Chinese (Hydrology Bureau of Yellow River Conservancy Committee) and Spanish (McGraw Hill Interamericana) and the second edition appeared in 2004. He has further published over 630 peer-reviewed papers and his work was cited over 3,700 times (WoS) to 5,600 times (Google Scholar). His h-index is 23 excluding the citations of his books (Ref.: Web of Science, on 13 Jan. 2013).
The International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR) presented Chanson with the 13th Arthur Ippen Award for outstanding achievements in hydraulic engineering. The American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI) presented him with the 2004 award for the best practice paper in the Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering ("Energy Dissipation and Air Entrainment in Stepped Storm Waterway", Chanson and Toombes 2002). In 1999 he was awarded a Doctor of Engineering from the University of Queensland for his outstanding research achievements in gas-liquid bubbly flows 
Outside works 
Chanson has been active also as an expert consultant for both governmental agencies and private organisations. He chaired the organisation of the 34th IAHR World Congress in Brisbane, Australia held from 26 June to 1 July 2011.
He participated to a number of audio-visual documentaries on tidal bore and tsunami, including 'La Tribu du Mascaret' (Surfing the Dordogne, 2004), 'Les Fils de la Lune' (Sons of the Moon, 2005) and 'Animaux Sentinelles: Alerte au Tsunami' (Wenn Tiere Alarm Schlagen: Die Tsunami Warner, 2008). He lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife Ya-Hui (Karen) Chou and their children Bernard, Nicole and André.
- Chanson, H. (1995). Hydraulic Design of Stepped Cascades, Channels, Weirs and Spillways. Pergamon. ISBN 0-08-041918-6.
- Chanson, H. (1997). Air Bubble Entrainment in Free-Surface Turbulent Shear Flows. Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-168110-6.
- Chanson, H. (1999). The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow : An Introduction (1st ed.). Edward Arnold. ISBN 0 340 74067 1.
- Chanson, H. (2001). The Hydraulics of Stepped Chutes and Spillways. Balkema. ISBN 90 5809 352 2.
- Chanson, H. (2004). The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow : An Introduction (2nd ed.). Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 978 0 7506 5978 9.
- Chanson, H. (2004). Environmental Hydraulics of Open Channel Flows. Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 978 0 7506 6165 2.
- Chanson, H. (2009). Applied Hydrodynamics: An Introduction to Ideal and Real Fluid Flows. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-415-49271-3.
- Chanson, H. (2011). Tidal Bores, Aegir, Eagre, Mascaret, Pororoca: Theory and Observations. World Scientific. ISBN 978-981-4335-41-6.
Journal articles 
- Chanson, H. (1994). "Hydraulics of Skimming Flows over Stepped Channels and Spillways". Journal of Hydraulic Research IAHR 32 (3): 445–460. doi:10.1080/00221689409498745.
- Cummings, P.D., and Chanson, H. (1997). "Air Entrainment in the Developing Flow Region of Plunging Jets. Part 2 : Experimental". Journal of Fluids Engineering ASME 119 (3): 603–608.
- Montes, J.S., and Chanson, H. (1998). "Characteristics of Undular Hydraulic Jumps. Results and Calculations". Journal of Hydraulic Engineering ASCE 124 (2): 192–205. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(1998)124:2(192).
- Chanson, H., and Brattberg, T. (2000). "Experimental Study of the Air-Water Shear Flow in a Hydraulic Jump". International Journal of Multiphase Flow 26 (4): 583–607. doi:10.1016/S0301-9322(99)00016-6.
- Chanson, H., and Toombes, L. (2002). "Air-Water Flows down Stepped chutes : Turbulence and Flow Structure Observations". International Journal of Multiphase Flow 28 (11): 1737–1761. doi:10.1016/S0301-9322(02)00089-7.
- Chanson, H., Aoki, S., and Hoque, A. (2006). "Bubble Entrainment and Dispersion in Plunging Jet Flows: Freshwater versus Seawater". Journal of Coastal Research 22 (3): 664–677. doi:10.2112/03-0112.1.
- Chanson, H. (2007). "Bubbly Flow Structure in Hydraulic Jump". European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids 26 (3): 367–384. doi:10.1016/j.euromechflu.2006.08.001.
- Koch, C., and Chanson, H. (2009). "Turbulence Measurements in Positive Surges and Bores". Journal of Hydraulic Research IAHR 47 (1): 41–49. doi:10.3826/jhr.2009.2954.
- Chanson, H. (2009). "Application of the Method of Characteristics to the Dam Break Wave Problem". Journal of Hydraulic Research IAHR 47 (1): 29–40. doi:10.3826/jhr.2009.2865.
- Chanson, H. (2009). "Current Knowledge In Hydraulic Jumps And Related Phenomena. A Survey of Experimental Results". European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids 28 (2): 191–210. doi:10.1016/j.euromechflu.2008.06.004.
See also 
- Hubert Chanson (2011). "The 2010-2011 Floods in Queensland (Australia): Observations, First Comments and Personal Experience". La Houille Blanche (Paris: Societe Hydrotechnique de France) (1): 5–11. ISSN 0018-6368. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
- Leslie, Tim (21 January 2011). "Q&A - Dam expert analyses Wivenhoe". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 22 April 2011.
- Chanson, H. (1999). Air-Water Bubbly Flows : Theory and Applications. Doctor of Engineering thesis, The University of Queensland, Australia.
- Expert profile Professor Hubert Chanson.
- 34th IAHR World Congress. 2011.
- Personal website
- Research publications by Hubert Chanson (Open Access)
- 13th Arthur Ippen award
- Internet resources in hydraulic engineering
- 34th IAHR World Congress
- International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research