In my 20+ years of work in hydraulic engineering design and testing, I have managed junior project managers, technicians, and equipment fabricators on hydraulic engineering and construction projects. I have supervised analyses of dam structural modifications related to improving fish passage efficiency, nitrogen supersaturation compliance, sedimentation reduction, channel/bank stabilization, flow control measurement accuracies, physical model study limitations, and pump intake vorticity/vibration reduction.
I have completed and supervised advanced hydraulic calculations such as spillway gate rating curves, river stage-discharge curves, sedimentation analyses, numerical model development (HEC-RAS, Visual HEC-1, DAMBRK, and backwater analysis), and design/measurement uncertainty quantification. I have supervised structural calculations of hydraulic structures, including spillway gate loads, steel support beams, concrete beams/slabs, and other spillway and flume modifications.
I am proficient with RTK, dGPS, and total station survey equipment and the following instruments: acoustic doppler velocimetry and acoustic doppler current profilers, bathymetric survey equipment, pressure transducers, wave capacitance probes, flow meters, bed sediment instruments, temperature thermistors, and coring equipment.
I value opportunities available to me at Ayres to design complex structures with public safety implications, to interact with clients, to teach classes to younger engineers, and to participate in professional societies.
Here are some of my areas of expertise:
- Structural hydraulics
- Hydraulic engineering
- Flow measurement
- Fish passage hydraulics
- Hydraulic engineering forensics