Call for Papers - Experimental Methods and Instrumentation in Hydraulics - Special Issue

This Special Issue aims to cover the broader field of experimental methods, instruments, measurement techniques, and data analysis routines across hydraulic environments and scales encompassing laboratory and field studies. New and original papers relevant to the topic will be published alongside a selection of works presented at the webinar “Experimental Methods and Laboratory Instrumentation in Hydraulics”, April 13-15 2021, co-organized by the Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the IAHR Committee on Experimental Methods and Instrumentation, and the IAHR Poland Young Professional Network.

Recent advances in instrumentation technology and assisting software, have enabled the accurate and reliable measurement of the hydraulics parameters in the laboratory and in the field, contributing greatly to the development of sophisticated hydrological and physical models. Nowadays, a range of laser, optical and ultrasonic techniques are typically deployed towards characterizing the flow field as well as the density and particles entrainment into single- and multi-phase flows. Videography techniques are increasingly applied to investigate a variety of hydraulic processes including, for example, interfaces detection and sizing, free-surface phenomena and flow impact assessment over structures. At the same time, the use of artificial intelligence for the analysis and assimilation of large and heterogeneous data sets created new opportunities and challenges for experimentalists and hydrometrists, and is likely to have a profound impact on the requirements of instrumentation in the future. Despite great developments in recent years, hydraulic measurement technology is still very fertile ground, and the demand for innovation will keep increasing, at least for the foreseeable future. The purpose of this Special Issue is to capture the current state of this rapidly evolving and heterogeneous field.

We welcome manuscripts presenting a combination of innovative methods and approaches, as well as review articles discussing the present state-of-art.

Guest Editors

Łukasz Przyborowski
Institute of Geophysics
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
e-mail: lprzyborowski@igf.edu.pl

Massimo Guerrero
University of Bologna, Italy
e-mail: massimo.guerrero@unibo.it

Giulio Dolcetti
University of Sheffield, UK
e-mail: g.dolcetti@sheffield.ac.uk

Slaven Conevski
Norwegian University of Science and Technology and
Sweco Hydrology and Hydraulics Group, Norway
e-mail: slaven.conevski@ntnu.no

Magdalena Mrokowska
Institute of Geophysics
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
e-mail: m.mrokowska@igf.edu.pl

Michael Nones
Institute of Geophysics
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
e-mail: mnones@igf.edu.pl

Timeline
call open: 01 May 2021
call close: 31 October 2021