The Hydro Research Foundation

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The Hydro Research Foundation in partnership with the Department of Energy has funded a vibrant Fellowship program that awards research grants to masters and doctoral students working in conventional and pumped storage hydro. This research collectively represents 43 separate research projects aiming to improve technology, knowledge, environment and engineering understanding. As part of this work, the Hydro Research Foundation is making the research available through Open EI for public use.




Katie Chapman - media:Chapman 2017 NAU MastersThesis.pdf DETERMINING THE TRIBUTARY SEDIMENT CONTRIBUTION TO EXPERIMENTAL FLOOD DEPOSITS ON THE COLORADO RIVER IN MARBLE CANYON, GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA

Sudershan Gangrade - media:HRF Final Report Sudershan Gangrade withdisclaimer.pdf DEVELOPMENT OF ENSEMBLE-BASED PROBABILISTIC FLOOD MAPS FOR PROBABLE MAXIMUM FLOOD

Matthew Fuller - media:FULLER FWMLG HRF FinalReport20170109.pdf Freshwater mussel landscape genomics: Physical not genetic isolation in river networks

Joy Foley - media:Foley HRF final findings.pdf Vertical Gradients in Fluidized Sand Columns

Daniel Walker - media:Walker Alford Final Report.pdf Mapping Lake Sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens spawning habitat in the Upper Tennessee River using side scan sonar

Robert Queen - media:Queen Robert Final Thesis.pdf MORPHODYNAMIC MODELING OF FLOW AND SEDIMENT TRANSPORT OVER LOW-HEAD, RUN-OF-RIVER DAMS

Kang Li - media:HRF FinalReport Kang.pdf Investigate the Performance and Cost Benefits of Using a Magnetically Geared Generator (MGG) for a Hydropower Generator

Jesse Thornburg - media:Thornburg FinalFindings 2018.pdf Microgrid Energy Management with Load Clipping DSM and Small Hydro Dispatch

Laurel Stratton - media:Dissertation StrattonGarvinLaurelE2018.pdf A Stratigraphic Approach to Characterize the Deposition and Storage of Organic Matter in Reservoir Sediments

Nam Song - media:Nam Song Final Report.pdf Generation Forecasting for Small Run-of-the-River Hydroelectric Systems Using Statistical Learning Models

Phil Ebbin - media:Ebben Final Results.pdf Convex Capital Cost Optimization: A Rwandan Case Study

Fred Carter - media:HRF FINAL CARTER 2018.pdf Pump-Storage Hydropower Design in a Wastewater Treatment Facility with an Aerating Runner, Additive Manufactured Material Analysis, and Testing of Hydrokinetic Turbine Runner

Surabhi Karambelkar - media:Hydro Research Foundation Final Report Aug-For Circulation.pdf Hydropower Operations in the Colorado River Basin: Institutional Analysis of Opportunities and Constraints

Megan Kenworthy - media:Kenworthy Final Findings.pdf Maximizing the habitat restoration potential of controlled releases at hydropower dams; Understanding impacts of hydrograph form on sediment transport

Mitch Clement - media:MitchClement_Thesis.pdf A Methodology for Assessing the Value of Integrating Hydropower and Wind Generation

Ann Marie Larquier - media:AnnMarieLarquier_Thesis.pdf Differing Contributions Of Heavily And Moderately Glaciated Basins To Water Resources Of The Eklutna Basin, Alaska

Justin Hannon - media:JustinHannon_Thesis.pdf Image Based Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling To Simulate Fluid Flow Around A Moving Fish

Michael George - media:MichaelGeorge_Thesis.pdf Block Theory Application to Scour Assessment of Unlined Rock Spillways

Katherine Weidner - media:KatherineWeidner_Thesis.pdf Evaluation of the Jet Test Method for determining the erosional properties of Cohesive Soils; A Numerical Approach

Andre Dozier - media:AndreDozier_Thesis.pdf Integrated Water And Power Modeling Framework For Renewable Energy Integration

Marina Kopytkovskiy - media:MarinaKopytkovskiy_Thesis.pdf A Study Of Climate Change Impacts Of The Upper Colorado River Basin On Water Resources and Hydropower Production

Brian Campbell - media:BrianCampbell_Thesis.pdf Identification Of Spatal And Topographical Metrics For Micro Hydropower Applications In Irrigation Infrastructure

Ilker Telci - media:IlkerTelci_Thesis.pdf Optimal Water Quality Management In Surface Water Systems And Energy Recovery In Water Distribution Networks

Sam Dyas - media:SamDyas_Thesis.pdf Condition Health Monitoring And Its Application To Cavitation Detection/Characterization Within Hydropower Turbines

Matt McDonald - media:MatthewMcDonald_Thesis.pdf Climate Change Impacts On Reservoir Operations In The Columbia River Basin

Mark Cecchini-Beaver - media:MarkBeaver_Thesis.pdf Transboundary Columbia River Operational Alternative Analysis In A Collaborative Framework

Marc Whitehead - media:MarcWhitehead_Thesis.pdf Design and Manufacturing Study of Hydroelectric Turbines Using Recycled and Natural Fiber Composites

Yushi Wang - media:YushiWang_Thesis.pdf Development Of A Numerical Tool To Predict Hydrodynamics, Temperature And TDG In Hydropower Flows

Sean Brosig - media:SeanBrosig_Thesis.pdf A Methodology to Reduce the Strain on Hydro Turbines Using Advanced Life Extending Control of Multiple Energy Storage Systems.

Adam Greenhall - media:AdamGreenhall_Thesis.pdf Wind Scenarios for Stochastic Energy Scheduling

Mark Raleigh - media:MarkRaleigh_Thesis.pdf Quantification of uncertainties in snow accumulation, snowmelt, and snow disappearance dates

Garrett Monson - media:GarrettMonson_Thesis.pdf Study Of Mass Transfer Across Hydrofoils For Use In Aerating Turbines

Ben Foster - media:BenjaminFoster_Thesis.pdf Managing Water Supply Related Financial Risk In Hydropower Production With Index-Based Financial Instruments

Sue Nee Tan - media:SueNeeTan_Thesis.pdf A Stochastic Dynamic Programming Approach to Balancing Wind Intermittency with Hydropower

Jon Lamontagne - media:JonLamontagne_Thesis.pdf HRF Real-Time Forecasting and Hydropower Optimization

Pavlo Rudenko - media:PavloRudenko_Thesis.pdf Surface-Reconditioning Additives Based on Solid Inorganic Nanoparticles for Environment-Friendly Industrial Lubricating Compositions

Stanley Dittrick - media:StanDittrick_Thesis.pdf Iron Bulk Amorphous Alloy Coating For Reduced Wear Damage Of Turbine Surfaces

Jordan Kern - media:JordanKern_Thesis.pdf Dynamic Hydrologic Economic Modeling Of Tradeoffs In Hydroelectric Systems

Kathryn Plymesser - Media:KathrynPlymesser_Thesis.pdf Modeling Fish Passage And Energy Expenditure For American Shad In A Steeppass Fishway Using a Computational Fluid Dynamics Model

John Petrie - Media:PetrieJohn_Thesis.pdf Combining fixed- and moving-vessel acoustic Doppler current profiler measurements for improved characterization of the mean flow in a natural river

Kelcey Lajoie - Media:KelceyLajoie_Thesis.pdf An Advanced Study of Wind Power Variability on the Federal Columbia River Power System.

Adam Witt - Media:AdamWitt_Thesis.pdf Analytical And Numerical Investigation Of An Air Entraining Hydraulic Jump

Hosein Foroutan - Media:HoseinForoutan_Thesis.pdf Simulation, Analysis, and Mitigation of Vortex Rope Formation in the Draft Tube of Hydraulic Turbines

Kevin Mulligan - Media:KevinMulligan_Thesis.pdf An Analysis of Partial-Depth, Floating, Impermeable Guidance Structures for Downstream Fish Passage at Hydroelectric Facilities

Karen Studarus - Media:KarenStudarus_Thesis.pdf Understanding Operational Flexibility in the Federal Columbia River Power System

Minal Parekh - Media:MinalParekh_Thesis.pdf Internal Erosion Monitored by Spatial-Temporal Pore Pressure Changes During Full-Scale Field Experiments

Mark Christian - Media:MarkChristian_Thesis.pdf Development and Operation of the Flow Measurement Accuracy Assessment Tool

Heidi Smith - Media:HeidiSmith_Thesis.pdf Improving on Hydropower Mitigation Success by Refining Predictions of Grain Motion

Eliot Meyer - Media:EliotMeyer_Thesis.pdf Financial Risk From Changing Lake Levels For Hydropower Producers On The Great Lakes

Keith Martin - Media:KeithMartin_Thesis.pdf Analysis of the Effects of Pre-whirl on the Efficiency and Operating Range of Hydro Pumps used in Pumped Storage Facilities

Mohammad Haji - Media:MohammadHaji_Thesis.pdf Euler-Euler Large Eddy Simulation Of Two-Phase Dilute Bubbly Flows With Mass Transfer Across Phases

Daniel Leonard - Media:DanielLeonard_Thesis.pdf Computation And Analysis Of Cavitating Flow In Francis-Class Hydraulic Turbines

Lisa Mae Dilley - Media:LisaMaeDilley_Thesis.pdf The Economic Feasibility of Pumped Storage Hydropower

Kimberly L. Ogren - Media:KimberlyOgren_Thesis.pdf Water Governance Process Assessment: Evaluating the Link between Decision Making Processes and Outcomes in the Columbia River Basin

Andrew Hamann - Media:AndrewHamann_Thesis.pdf Coordinated Predictive Control of a Hydropower Cascade

Ryan Morrison - Media:RyanMorrison_Thesis.pdf Managing Complex Water Resource Systems for Ecological Integrity:Evaluating Tradeo↵s and Uncertainty

Tresha Melong - Media:TreshaMelong_Thesis.pdf Evaluation of Bar Rack Designs to Allow for the Downstream Passage of Silver American Eels at Hydropower Facilities

Chris Schleicher - Media:ChrisSchleicher_Thesis.pdf Hydraulic Design and Optimization of a Modular Pump-turbine Runner

Daniel Lee - Media:DanielLee_Thesis.pdf Water Start Up Time Model Validation Test

Sami Khan - Media:SamiKhan_Thesis.pdf Hydrophobicity of Rare-earth Oxide Ceramics and their Application in Promoting Sustained Dropwise Condensation and Corrosion and Fouling Mitigation in Hydropower Systems

Timothy DeWeese - Media:TimothyDeWeese_Thesis.pdf Monitoring Streambed Scour/Deposition Using Non-Sinusoidal Water Temperature Signals and During Flood Events

Matthew Erdman - Media:MatthewErdman_Thesis.pdf Modifications To The Runner Blade To Improve Off-Design Efficiencies of Hydraulic Turbines

Alford Walker - Media:AlfordWalker_Thesis.pdf Mapping Lake Sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens spawning habitat in the Upper 1 Tennessee River using side scan sonar

Jesse Thornburg - Media:JesseThornburg_Thesis.pdf Modeling Smart Microgrids for the Developing World with Probabilistic Supply and Demand Inputs

Thomas Gualtieri - Media:ThomasGualtieri_Thesis.pdf Direct Laser Deposition of Porous Structures and Gradient Metal-Ceramic Composite Coatings

Michelle Hummel - Media:MichelleHummel_Thesis.pdf Restoring Flow Regimes after Dam Construction and Operation: Evidence from Dynamic Systems Theory

Kelly Kozdras - Media:KellyKozdras_Thesis.pdf Modeling & Analysis of Small Hydroelectric Generation and Battery Energy Storage Connected as a Microgrid

Michael Starrett - Media:Mike_Starrett_Thesis.pdf Development and Experimental Hardware Validation of Novel Variable Speed Hydropower Control Schemes for Emerging Applications and Water Resource Paradigms

Joseph Rand - Media:JosephRand_Thesis.pdf Environmental, Economic, and Social Trade-Offs of Hydropower Relicensing: A Case Study of the Yuba River Development Project

Seth Gregg - Media:SethGregg_Thesis.pdf Feature Selection and Adaptive Threshold For Automated Cavitation Detection in Hydroturbines

Amelia Shaw - Media:AmeliaShaw_Thesis.pdf Determination of Optimal Operating Schemes for a Multi-Reservoir System Under Environmental Constraints

Elliott Jackson - Media:ElliottJackson_Thesis.pdf Experimentation of Synchronous and Variable Speed Small Scale Hydropower Systems

Jory Hecht - Media:JoryHecht_Thesis.pdf Decision Trees for Incorporating the likelihood of Excessive Hydrologic Alteration into Hydropower-Ecosystem Tradeoffs

Zahra Anwar - Media:ZahraAnwar_Thesis.pdf Effect of substrate roughness, slope, and body size on climbing behavior and performance of juvenile American eels (Anguilla rostrata)

Bianca Viggiano - Media:BiancaViggiano_Thesis.pdf Reduced Order Description of Experimental Two-Phase Pipe Flows: Characterization of Flow Structures and Dynamics via Proper Orthogonal Decomposition

Claire F. Belveridge - Media:ClaireBelveridge_Thesis.pdf Reconstruction of Sediment Supply and Transport Behind The Elwha River Dams

Kevin Kircher - Media:KevinKircher_Thesis.pdf Pumped Hydroelectric Storage Balances a Solar Microgrid