From density current to basin management

November 19, 2002, 4:00 p.m. (CET)

Time: 11/19/02, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Lecturer: Prof. Nobuyuki Tamai,Department of Civil Engineering, Kanazawa University, Japan
Venue: Pfaffenwaldring 61, Raum U1.003 (MML), Universität Stuttgart
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The author will describe typical aspects of his research career in 35 years.The main stream of talk will develop along three main themes. The firsttheme is "mixing probelems in inland and coastal waters". Under this themediffusion and dispersion mechnisms in bouyant jets, in random waves, in coastal waters, and in subsurface flow are analysed in a unified manner. Thesecond theme is "river mechanics" in which three dimensional analyses offlow are developed for the flow in a meandering channel, in a compound channel, at a confluence of rivers, and in a compound meandering channel.The third theme is "environmental river eingineering and basin management".In this category amalgamation of hydraulic techniques and ecologicalinformation provide basic tool for evaluation of suitability of habitats.For consencus building engineers are requested to develop economicalevaluation of assets of nature and decision support system for decisionmakers at all levels. Through my talk I plan to describe how to find out adirection of deeper understanding of natural phenomena at first. In additionto that I want to mention relationship between research topics and societal concern with environment and water in Japan.
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