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Joao Leal

Professor

E-post:
joao.leal@uia.no
Telefon:
37 23 31 39
Kontor:
H4032 ( Jon Lilletunsvei 9, Grimstad )
Avdeling:
Institutt for ingeniørvitenskap

Prosjekter

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Since 2017: Head of the Energy Systems research group, Department of Engineering, University of Agder, Norway.

2014-2016: Full member of Research Centre UNIDEMI, Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon, Portugal.

2007-2014: Full member of Research Centre CEHIDRO,Instituto Superior Técni­co, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Since 2014: FLOWRES - Predicting the flow in the floodplains with evolving land occupations during extreme flood events, National Research Agency, France (researcher).

2013-2016: RECI/ECM-HID/0371/2012 - Research Network in Fluvial Hydraulics, Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal (researcher).

2012-2015: PTDC/ECM/117660/2010 - Experimental characterization of instream-hyporheic fluxes in vegetated channels and wetlands, Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal (researcher).

2010-2013: PTDC/ECM/099752/2008 - Study of open-channel vegetated flows, Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal (researcher).

2009-2010: Cooperation Portugal/France Pessoa Programme 2009-2010 Proc. 441.00 France - Shallow flows: influence of mass transfer due to turbulent diffusion, Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal (coordinator researcher).

2008-2010: PTDC/ECM/70652/2006 - Turbulence measurement and modelling in compound channel flows, Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal (coordinator researcher).

2008-2011: PTDC/ECM/65442/2006 - Characterization of fluvial habitats: hydrodynamics and sediment transport, Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal (researcher).

2005-2008: POCTI/ECM/59544/2004 - Local scour around bridge abutments, Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal (researcher).

2005-2007: CONC-REEQ/688/2001 - Network in fluvial and environmental hydraulics. Experimental characterization of fluvial morphology and of sediment transport processes, Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal (researcher).

2002-2004: EVG1-CT2001-00037 - Investigation of Extreme Flood Processes and Uncertainty (IMPACT), European Union Fifth Framework Programme (researcher).

2001-2003: POCTI/ECM/36069/99 - Mathematical and experimental modelling of dam-break waves over movable beds, Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal (researcher).

2000-2003: PRODEP Project 5.3-185.003 - Mathematical and experimental modelling of dam-break waves over movable beds, Operational Programme for Education, Portugal (researcher).

1999-2001: PRAXIS/C/ECM/12040/98 - Mathematical modelling of the morphological evolution of alluvial rivers, Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal (researcher).

1998-2000: ENV4-CT97-0555 - EU Concerted Action on Dam Break Modelling (CADAM), European Union Fourth Framework Programme (researcher).

1995-2001: NATO PO FLOODRISK - Dam Break Flood Risk Management in Portugal NATO (researcher).

1995-1998: PRAXIS/3/3.2/CEG/32/94 - Integrated system for simulating floods and risk assessment, Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal (researcher).

RESEARCH SUPERVISION

Ricardo Azevedo, Experimental study and characterization of roughness influence on the turbulent structure of compound channel flows, Faculty of Science and Technology, New Universityof Lisbon, Portugal, 2017.

Marina Filonovich, Numerical modelling of turbulence in compound channel flows, Faculty of Science and Technology, New Universityof Lisbon, Portugal, 2015.

João Fernandes, Experimental and mathematical modelling of compound channel flows, Instituto Su­pe­riorTécnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2012.

Moisés Brito, CFD modelling of flows over rough beds, Faculty of Science and Technology, New Universityof Lisbon, Portugal, 2012.

João Lory, Experimental study of flows in vegetated beds, Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2011.

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Beira Interior, Portugal, 2005.

M.Sc. in Hydraulics and Water Resources, Instituto Superior Técni­co, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 1999.

Licentiate Degree in Civil Engineering (Specialization of Hydraulics and Water Resources), Instituto Su­pe­rior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 1996.

WORKING EXPERIENCE

Since 2014: Professor, Department of Engineering, University of Agder, Norway.

2012-2013: Researcher, Prometeo Project, Secretary of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ecuador.

2008-2014: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon, Portugal.

2005-2008: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Beira Interior, Portugal.

1999-2005: Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Beira Interior, Portugal.

1997-1999: Trainee Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Beira Interior, Portugal.

1995-1996: Fellowship for Initiation to Research, Integrated System for Simulating Floods and Risk Assessment (PRAXIS/3/3.2/CEG/32/94), Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

Since 2015: Study Coordinator of Master Programme in Renewable Energy, Department of Engineering, University of Agder, Norway.

2009-2014: Member of the Department Council, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon, Portugal.

2009-2011: Member of the Scientific Committee of the Integrated Master Programme in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon, Portugal.

2006-2007: Director of the Civil Engineering Programme, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Beira Interior, Portugal.

2006-2007: Member of the University Pedagogic Council, University of Beira Interior, Portugal.

2005-2008: Director of the Laboratory of Hydraulics, University of Beira Interior, Portugal.

1998-2000: Member of the Faculty Pedagogic Council, Faculty of Engineering, University of Beira Interior, Portugal.

Faglige interesser

ACADEMIC INTERESTS

Main interests lie within conceptual, mathematical and numerical modeling of engineering problems involving the movement of water and sediments, including applications in the fields ofFluid Mechanics, Fluvial Hydraulics, Computational Fluid Mechanics,Hydropower, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources and Urban Hydraulics.

Teaching and supervision experience at B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. level since 1997. The courses have mainly been devoted to education within civil and renewable energy engineering. Course subjects have included:

  • Fluid Mechanics (hydraulic design of pipe and open channel systems)
  • Urban Hydraulics (water supply and drainage systems)
  • Hydropower (energy evaluation, design of conveyance systems, choice of turbines)
  • Physical and Mathematical Modelling (dimensional analysis and similarity, numerical integration, differentiation and solution of ODEs and PDEs)
  • Hydrology and Water Resources (resource evaluation, semi-empirical and statistical analysis of precipitation, runoff and floods)
  • Fluvial Hydraulics (conceptual modelling including compound channel configurations, vegetation, sediment transport and high transient flows)

CURRENT COURSES

  • ENE-410, Fluid Dynamics and Hydro Power, M.Sc. Renewable Energy
  • ENE-232, Wind and Hydro Power, B.Sc. Renewable Energy
  • BYG-124, Water and Wastewater Treatment, B.Sc. Civil Engineering

Last changed: 2017-10-21 00:03:38

Forskningsgrupper

Publikasjoner

  • Proust S, Fernandes J N, Leal J B, Riviere N, Peltier Y, Mixing layer and coherent structures in compound channel flows: Effects of transverse flow, velocity ratio, and vertical confinement (2017). Water Resources Research . ISSN 0043-1397. 53 (4), s 3387 - 3406 doi: 10.1002/2016WR019873
  • Azevedo Ricardo, Roja-Solorzano Luis R, Leal J B, Turbulent structures, integral length scale and turbulent kinetic energy (TKE) dissipation rate in compound channel flow (2017). Flow Measurement and Instrumentation . ISSN 0955-5986. 57 s 10 - 19 doi: 10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2017.08.009
  • Fernandes J N, Leal J B, Discussion of “Improved Shiono and Knight Method for Overflow Modeling” by Hossien Kordi, Ramin Amini, Abdolreza Zahiri, and Esmaeil Kordi" (2016). Journal of hydrologic engineering . ISSN 1084-0699. 21 (10), doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001434
  • Brito Moises, Fernandes J N, Leal J B, Porous media approach for RANS simulation of compound open-channel flows with submerged vegetated floodplains (2016). Environmental Fluid Mechanics . ISSN 1567-7419. 16 (6), s 1247 - 1266 doi: 10.1007/s10652-016-9481-0
  • Proust S, Berni Celine, Boudou Martin, Chiaverini Antoine, Dupuis Victor, Faure Jean-Baptiste, Paquier Andre, Lang Michel, Guillen-Ludena Sebastian, Lopez Diego, Mignot Emmanuel, Riviere Nicolas, Chagot Loic, Rouzes Maxime, Moulin Frederic, Goutal Nicole, Oukacine Marina, Peltier Yann, Ferreira R M L, Brito Moises, Alves Elsa, Gymnopoulos Miltiadis, Leal J B, Mathurin Bastien, Soarez-Frazao Sandra, Bousmar Didier, Fernandes J N, Eiff Olivier, Predicting the flow in the floodplains with evolving land occupations during extreme flood events (FlowRes ANR project) (2016). E3S Web of Conferences . ISSN 2267-1242. 7 doi: 10.1051/e3sconf/20160704004
  • Bousmar Didier, Mathurin B, Fernandes J N, Filonovich M S, Hazlewood C, Huthoff F, Leal J B, Paquier A, Proust S, Uniform flow in prismatic compound channel: Benchmarking numerical models (2016).
  • Fernandes João Nuno, Leal J B, Cardoso António H., Assessment of stage-discharge predictors for compound open-channels (2015). Flow Measurement and Instrumentation . ISSN 0955-5986. 45 s 62 - 67 doi: 10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2015.04.010
  • Fernandes J N, Leal J B, Cardoso A H, Improvement of the Lateral Distribution Method based on the mixing layer theory (2014). Advances in Water Resources . ISSN 0309-1708. 69 s 159 - 167 doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2014.04.003
  • Fernandes J N, Leal J B, Cardoso A H, Longitudinal development of compound channel flows (2014).
  • Filonovich M S, Leal J B, Rojas-Solórzano L, Prediction of compound channel secondary flows using anisotropic turbulence models (2014).
  • Filonovich M S, Azevedo R, Rojas-Solórzano L, Leal J B, Credibility Analysis of Computational Fluid Dynamic Simulations for Compound Channel Flow (2013). Journal of Hydroinformatics . ISSN 1464-7141. 15 (3), s 926 - 938 doi: 10.2166/hydro.2013.187
  • Proust S, Fernandes J N, Peltier Y, Leal J B, Riviere N, Cardoso A H, Turbulent non-uniform flows in straight compound open-channels (2013). Journal of Hydraulic Research . ISSN 0022-1686. 51 (6), s 656 - 667 doi: 10.1080/00221686.2013.818586
  • Fernandes J N, Leal J B, Cardoso A H, Flow Structure in a Compound Channel with Smooth and Rough Floodplains (2012). European Water . ISSN 1105-7580. 38 s 3 - 12
  • Ferreira R M L, Franca Mario J., Leal J B, Cardoso A H, Flow over rough mobile beds: friction factor and vertical distribution of the longitudinal mean velocity (2012). Water resources research . ISSN 0043-1397. 48 doi: 10.1029/2011WR011126
  • Fernandes J N, Leal J B, Cardoso A H, Discussion of “Apparent friction coefficient in straight compound channels” (2011). Journal of Hydraulic Research . ISSN 0022-1686. 49 (6), s 836 - 839 doi: 10.1080/00221686.2011.618058
  • Leal J B, Ferreira R M L, Cardoso A H, Geomorphic dam-break flows. Part I: 1D conceptual model (2010). Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers : Water Management . ISSN 1741-7589. 163 (6), s 297 - 304 doi: 10.1680/wama.2010.163.6.297
  • Leal J B, Ferreira R M L, Cardoso A H, Geomorphic dam-break flows. Part II: numerical simulation (2010). Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers : Water Management . ISSN 1741-7589. 163 (6), s 305 - 313 doi: 10.1680/wama.2010.163.6.305
  • Ferreira R M L, Franca Mario J., Leal J B, Cardoso A H, Mathematical modelling of shallow flows: Closure models drawn from grain-scale mechanics of sediment transport and flow hydrodynamics (2009). Canadian journal of civil engineering (Print) . ISSN 0315-1468. 36 (10), s 1605 - 1621
  • Leal J B, Ferreira R M L, Cardoso A H, Maximum Level and Time to Peak of Dam-break Waves on Mobile Horizontal Bed (2009). Journal of Hydraulic Engineering . ISSN 0733-9429. 135 (11), doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000099
  • Leal J B, Ferreira R M L, Cardoso A H, Closure to “Dam-break wave-front celerity” (2008). Journal of Hydraulic Engineering . ISSN 0733-9429. 134 (6), s 867 - 869 doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(2008)134:6(867)
  • Leal J B, Ferreira R M L, Cardoso A H, Dam-break wave-front celerity (2006). Journal of Hydraulic Engineering . ISSN 0733-9429. 132 (1), s 69 - 76 doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(2006)132:1(69)
  • Ferreira R M L, Leal J B, Cardoso A H, Discussion of “Coupled and decoupled numerical modeling of flow and morphological evolution in alluvial rivers” (2003). Journal of Hydraulic Engineering . ISSN 0733-9429. 129 (9), s 741 - 742 doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(2003)129:9(741)
  • Leal J B, Ferreira R M L, Franco A B, Cardoso A H, Experimental study on dam-break flood waves over movable bed channels (2002). International Journal of Sediment Research . ISSN 1001-6279. 17 (3), s 186 - 196
  • Leal J B, Ferreira R M L, Franco A B, Cardoso A H, Dam-break waves over movable beds. Experimental study (2001). Recursos Hídricos . ISSN 0870-1741. 22 (1), s 25 - 36
  • Ferreira R M L, Leal J B, Cardoso A H, Mathematical modelling of dam-break waves propagation over movable beds (1999). Recursos Hídricos . ISSN 0870-1741. 20 (1),
  • Ferreira, R M L Alves, E Leal, J B Cardoso, A H (2006). River Flow 2006. CRC Press. ISBN 0415408156. 2304 s.
  • Proust S, Fernandes J N, Leal J B, Riviere N, Peltier Y, Mixing layer and coherent structures in compound channel flows: Effects of transverse flow, velocity ratio, and vertical confinement (2017). Water Resources Research . ISSN 0043-1397. 53 (4), s 3387 - 3406 doi: 10.1002/2016WR019873
  • Azevedo Ricardo, Roja-Solorzano Luis R, Leal J B, Turbulent structures, integral length scale and turbulent kinetic energy (TKE) dissipation rate in compound channel flow (2017). Flow Measurement and Instrumentation . ISSN 0955-5986. 57 s 10 - 19 doi: 10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2017.08.009
  • Proust S, Berni Celine, Boudou Martin, Chiaverini Antoine, Dupuis Victor, Faure Jean-Baptiste, Paquier Andre, Lang Michel, Guillen-Ludena Sebastian, Lopez Diego, Mignot Emmanuel, Riviere Nicolas, Chagot Loic, Rouzes Maxime, Moulin Frederic, Goutal Nicole, Oukacine Marina, Peltier Yann, Ferreira R M L, Brito Moises, Alves Elsa, Gymnopoulos Miltiadis, Leal J B, Mathurin Bastien, Soarez-Frazao Sandra, Bousmar Didier, Fernandes J N, Eiff Olivier, Predicting the flow in the floodplains with evolving land occupations during extreme flood events (FlowRes ANR project) (2016). E3S Web of Conferences . ISSN 2267-1242. 7 doi: 10.1051/e3sconf/20160704004
  • Bousmar Didier, Mathurin B, Fernandes J N, Filonovich M S, Hazlewood C, Huthoff F, Leal J B, Paquier A, Proust S, Uniform flow in prismatic compound channel: Benchmarking numerical models (2016).
  • Fernandes J N, Leal J B, Discussion of “Improved Shiono and Knight Method for Overflow Modeling” by Hossien Kordi, Ramin Amini, Abdolreza Zahiri, and Esmaeil Kordi" (2016). Journal of hydrologic engineering . ISSN 1084-0699. 21 (10), doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001434
  • Brito Moises, Fernandes J N, Leal J B, Porous media approach for RANS simulation of compound open-channel flows with submerged vegetated floodplains (2016). Environmental Fluid Mechanics . ISSN 1567-7419. 16 (6), s 1247 - 1266 doi: 10.1007/s10652-016-9481-0
  • Leal J B, Filonovich M S, Numerical modelling of compound channel flow (2015).
  • Fernandes João Nuno, Leal J B, Cardoso António H., Assessment of stage-discharge predictors for compound open-channels (2015). Flow Measurement and Instrumentation . ISSN 0955-5986. 45 s 62 - 67 doi: 10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2015.04.010
  • Brito Moises, Canelas O B, Leal J B, Cardoso A H, 3D numerical simulation of flow at a 70º open-channel confluence (2014).
  • Filonovich M S, Leal J B, Rojas-Solórzano L, Prediction of compound channel secondary flows using anisotropic turbulence models (2014).

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