Special Issue "Multidisciplinary Advances in Water Resources Engineering: A Special Issue in Honor of Prof. Dr. Prabhata Kumar Swamee"

A special issue of J (ISSN 2571-8800). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 1733

Special Issue Editors

Department of Statistics, University of Brasilia, Brasilia 70910-900, Brazil
Interests: special functions; mathematical statistics; algebra of random variables; complex analysis; information theory; applied mathematics; applied statistics
Prof. Dr. Bhagu Ram Chahar
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Institute Chair Professor (2019-21) & HAG Professor of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
Interests: canal design; groundwater modeling and recharge; seepage and drainage; stream-aquifer interaction; numerical techniques; optimization
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Brasilia, Brasília 70910-900, Brazil
Interests: special functions; mathematical statistics; geotechnical engineering; hydraulics; numerical methods; deep learning; machine learning; artificial intelligence

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water Resources Engineering emerged as a branch of Civil Engineering, but now can be thought of as a completely independent area of study. It encompasses several sub-areas, as well as mixes specifics concepts from Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Economy and Fluid Dynamics. 

With almost sixty years of teaching, research and industry experience in water resources engineering and statistics, Prof. Dr. Prabhata K. Swamee, who regretfully passed away on the 18th of April in Delhi, was an inspiration to several generations of engineers. Not only in the early formation stages, when students learn about the Swamee-Jain equation during Hydraulics courses but also in graduate-level studies, Prof. Swamee’s impact on the academic community was undeniable. 

Prof. Swamee collaborated with about 100 co-authors on several themes, including several Water Resources topics, Statistics, Mathematics, Fluid Dynamics and so on. His contributions to Statistics led him to define two new statistical distributions. Prof. Swamee has also co-authored two books, has to his credit more than 110 papers published in international journals and guided 19 Ph.D. dissertations. As a recognition of his career, he was appointed as a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and of the ISH. 

Having the University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee), India, as his alma mater, his academic background was entirely built in this University. He obtained his B.E. title (Civil Engineering) in 1962. Then, he obtained his M.E. title (Hydraulic Engineering) in 1966 and, finally, he completed his PhD in civil engineering in 1974. 

Prof. Swamee's contributions were multidisciplinary, therefore, the present Special Issue is launched in his honor and shall gather contributions on mathematical/statistical applications in Water Resources Engineering and correlated fields. The topics of interest are: 

  • Channel flow problems 
  • Pipe-flow problems 
  • Engineering and Cost aspects of pipe networks design 
  • Statistical modelling of water quality indices 
  • Statistical applications in Hydrology and Hydraulics. 
  • Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow 
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 
  • Groundwater flow problems  
  • Well hydraulics 

Dr. Pushpa Rathie
Prof. Dr. Bhagu Ram Chahar
Dr. Luan Carlos de Sena Monteiro Ozelim
Guest Editors

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  • hydraulics
  • hydrology
  • channel flow
  • pipe-flow
  • pipe networks
  • water quality index
  • applied statistics
  • statistical distributions
  • fluid flow
  • irrigation
  • drainage
  • groundwater flow
  • well hydraulics

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Evaluating Preventive Measures for Flooding from Groundwater: A Case Study
J 2023, 6(1), 1-16; https://doi.org/10.3390/j6010001 - 26 Dec 2022
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Groundwater (GW) flooding mechanisms differ from river flooding, both spatially and temporally, and preventative methods against groundwater flooding must take this into account. Although groundwater flooding caused by a rise of river water seldom occurs, it can occasionally become severe and last for [...] Read more.
Groundwater (GW) flooding mechanisms differ from river flooding, both spatially and temporally, and preventative methods against groundwater flooding must take this into account. Although groundwater flooding caused by a rise of river water seldom occurs, it can occasionally become severe and last for a long time if the river is significantly flooded. In the southwest portion of the research domain, Friedrichshafen, Germany, with a few urban communities, the level of the groundwater table was discovered to be roughly 1 m below the surface. In the study region, it is typical for the bottom level of the foundation of a single-story building to extend up to a depth of about 1.5 m. Therefore, flood mitigation methods are taken into account for the southwest portion of the study region. In this study, FEFLOW is used to explore the preventative methods for groundwater flooding caused by river water increase in urban settings, the spread of contamination, and the strategizing of effective mitigation solutions for flooding. The installation of a pumping well, drainage, and a barrier in the affected area are three different flood control strategies that are taken into consideration for the study area. Pumping well installation, reducing up to 1.5 m of hydraulic head, was found to be the most effective flood control measure locally in a small region. By contrast, removing groundwater by building drainage and barriers was shown to be ineffective for lowering the groundwater table over an extended region, and was significantly more expensive than the installation of wells. Additionally, when river flooding is taken into account, compared to the default scenario where no intake of water from the river is included along the western border of the study area, it was discovered that the spread of pollution (nitrate concentration) is significantly greater. Full article
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