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Hubert Chanson

Hubert Chanson
Born (1961-11-01) 1 November 1961
Paris, France
Residence Brisbane, Australia
Citizenship Australian
Nationality French
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 (born 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 flow, the design of hydraulic structures, experimental investigations of two-phase flows, coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics, water quality modelling, environmental management and natural resources.


  • Research 1
  • Awards 2
  • Outside works 3
  • Key Publications 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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), Tidal Bores, Aegir, Eagre, Mascaret, Pororoca: Theory and Observations (World Scientific 2011) and Applied Hydrodynamics: An Introduction (CRC Press 2014). 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, 2014). 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 670 peer-reviewed papers and his work was cited over 2,300 times (WoS) to 7,800 times ( Google Scholar). His h-index is 25, 27 and 43 in Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar respectively (in November 2014).

He witnessed the 2010–2011 Queensland floods and he documented thoroughly some observations in Central, Southern and South-East Queensland.[1][2]

Hubert Chanson's ResearcherID is A-1194-2008 {} His ORCID number is 0000-0002-2016-9650 {}.


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 [3]

Outside works

Chanson has been active also as an expert consultant for both governmental agencies and private organisations.[4] He chaired the organisation of the 34th IAHR World Congress in Brisbane, Australia held from 26 June to 1 July 2011.[5] He chaired the Scientific Committee of the 5th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures (Brisbane, Australia, 25–27 June 2014), and was actively involved in the Organisation Committees of the 5th, 8th, 10th and 11th National Conference on Hydraulics in Civil Engineering (Australia).

He contributed 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.

Key Publications


  • Chanson, H. (1995). Hydraulic Design of Stepped Cascades, Channels, Weirs and Spillways. Pergamon.  
  • Chanson, H. (1997). Air Bubble Entrainment in Free-Surface Turbulent Shear Flows. Academic Press.  
  • Chanson, H. (1999). The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow : An Introduction (1st ed.). Edward Arnold.  
  • Chanson, H. (2001). The Hydraulics of Stepped Chutes and Spillways. Balkema.  
  • Chanson, H. (2004). The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow : An Introduction (2nd ed.). Butterworth-Heinemann.  
  • Chanson, H. (2004). Environmental Hydraulics of Open Channel Flows. Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.  
  • Chanson, H. (2009). Applied Hydrodynamics: An Introduction to Ideal and Real Fluid Flows. CRC Press.  
  • Chanson, H. (2011). Tidal Bores, Aegir, Eagre, Mascaret, Pororoca: Theory and Observations. World Scientific.  
  • Chanson, H. (2014). Applied hydrodynamics: an introduction. CRC Press.  

Journal articles

  • Chanson, H. (1994). "Hydraulics of Skimming Flows over Stepped Channels and Spillways". Journal of Hydraulic Research IAHR 32 (3): 445–460.  
  • 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.  
  • 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.  
  • 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.  
  • 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.  
  • Chanson, H. (2007). "Bubbly Flow Structure in Hydraulic Jump". European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids 26 (3): 367–384.  
  • Koch, C., and Chanson, H. (2009). "Turbulence Measurements in Positive Surges and Bores". Journal of Hydraulic Research IAHR 47 (1): 41–49.  
  • Chanson, H. (2009). "Application of the Method of Characteristics to the Dam Break Wave Problem". Journal of Hydraulic Research IAHR 47 (1): 29–40.  
  • 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.  
  • Brown, R., Chanson, H. (2012). "Suspended Sediment Properties and Suspended Sediment Flux Estimates in an Urban Environment during a Major Flood Event." Water Resources Research, AGU, Vol. 48, Paper W11523, 15 pages, doi=10.1029/2012WR012381.
  • Felder, S., Chanson, H. (2014). "Triple decomposition technique in air-water flows: application to instationary flows on a stepped spillway." International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 58, 15 pages 139-153, doi=10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2013.09.006.

See also


  1. ^ 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.  
  2. ^ Leslie, Tim (21 January 2011). "Q&A - Dam expert analyses Wivenhoe". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Chanson, H. (1999). Air-Water Bubbly Flows : Theory and Applications. Doctor of Engineering thesis, The University of Queensland, Australia. 
  4. ^ Expert profile Professor Hubert Chanson. 
  5. ^ 34th IAHR World Congress. 2011. 

External links

  • Personal website
  • Research publications by Hubert Chanson (Open Access)
  • 13th Arthur Ippen award
  • Internet resources in hydraulic engineering
  • 34th IAHR World Congress
  • 5th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulics Structures
  • International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
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