Flow and Sediment Transport

Flow and Sediment Interaction

Liu, Y., T. Stoesser, H. Fang, A. Papanicolaou, and A.G. Tsakiris. 2017. Turbulent flow over an array of boulders placed on a rough, permeable bed. Computers and Fluids (2017) 1-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2017.05.023.

Papanicolaou, A.N., and A.G. Tsakiris. 2016. Boulder effects on turbulence and bedload transport. Gravel Bed Rivers 8.

Uchida, T., S. Fukuoka, A.N. Papanicolaou, and A. Tsakiris. 2016. Nonhydrostatic Quasi-3D Model Coupled with the Dynamic Rough Wall Law for Simulating Flow over a Rough Bed with Submerged Boulders.Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001198.

Sarkar, S., A.N. Papanicolaou, and S. Dey. 2016. Turbulence in a Gravel-Bed Stream with an Array of Large Gravel Obstacles. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001191

Tsakiris, A.G., A.N. Papanicolaou, J.H. Buchholz, and S.M. Hajimirzaie. 2014. Influence of collective boulder array on the surrounding time-averaged and turbulent flow fields. Journal of Mountain Science. 11(6), 1420-1428. DOI:10.1007/s11629-014-3055-8.

Hajimirzaie, S.M., A.G. Tsakiris, J.H. Buchholz, and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2014. Flow characteristics around a wall-mounted, fully submerged spherical obstacle. Experiment in Fluids. 55: 1762, DOI:10.1007/s00348-014-1762-0.

Uchida, T., S. Fukuoka, and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2014. Non-equilibrium wall law for local flow in rivers and discussions on its need and applicability. Advanced in River Engineering, JSCE. 20: 45-53.

Uchida, T., S. Fukuoka, A.N. Papanicolaou, and A.G. Tsakiris. 2014. A calculation method based on multi-scale roughness concept and non-equilibrium wall law. JSCE Annual Meeting.

Papanicolaou, A.N., C.M. Kramer, A.G. Tsakiris, T. Stoesser, S. Bomminnayuni, and Z. Chen. 2012. Effects of a fully submerged boulder within a boulder array on the mean and turbulent flow fields: Implications to bedload transport. Acta Geophysica. 60(6):1502-1546.

Papanicolaou, A.N. 2012. Aspects of Secondary Flow in Open Channels: A Critical Literature Review. In: Church, M., P.M. Biron, A.G. Roy (eds). Gravel-Bed Rivers:Processes, Tools, Environments. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119952497.ch3

Elhakeem, M., and A. N. Papanicolaou. 2008. Evaluation of the reduction in the water storage capacity of Black Lake, AK. International Journal of River Basin Management. 6:63– 77.

Papanicolaou, A.N., M. Elhakeem, and R. Hilldale. 2007. Secondary current effects on cohesive river bank erosion. Water Resources Research. 43:W12418, doi:10.1029/2006WR005763.

Papanicolaou, A.N. and A. Bdour. 2004. Discussion: ‘A Theoretical Travel Time Based on Watershed Hypsometry’ by Wei Luo and John M. Harlin. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 40(5):1385–1387.

Papanicolaou, A.N., and R. Hilldale. 2002. Turbulence characteristics in gradual channel transition. Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 128(9):948-960.

Papanicolaou, A.N., and N. Talebbeydokhti. 2002. Discussion of “Turbulent open-channel flow in circular corrugated culverts” by S.A. Ead, N. Rajaratnam, C. Katopodis, and F. Ade. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 128(5):547-548.

Papanicolaou, A. N. 2002. Stochastic fluvial hydraulics. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering-ASCE, 128(4), 364. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(2002)128:4(364).

Dancey, C.L., M. Balakrishnan, P. Diplas, and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2000. The spatial inhomogeneity of turbulence above a fully rough, packed bed in open channel flow. Experiments in Fluids. 29:402-410.

Papanicolaou, A.N. 2000. The role of near-bed turbulence in the inception of particle motion. International Journal of Fluid Dynamics. 4: Article 2.

Sedimentary Processes

Elhakeem, M., A.N. Papanicolaou, and A.G. Tsakiris. 2017. A probabilistic model for sediment entrainment: The role of bed irregularity. International Journal of Sediment Research. 32(2):137-148. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsrc.2016.11.001

Tsakiris, A.G., A.N. Papanicolaou, I.V. Moustakidis, B.K. Abban. 2015. Identification of the Burial Depth of Radio Frequency Identification Transponders in Riverine Applications. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001001

Dermisis, D. and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2014. The Effects of Protruding Rock Boulders in Regulating Sediment Intrusion within the Hyporheic Zone of Mountain Streams. Journal of Mountain Science. Springer Publications. 11(6). DOI: 10.1007/s11629-014-3054-9.

Tsakiris, A.G., A.N. Papanicolaou, and T.J. Lauth. 2014. Signature of bedload particle transport mode in the acoustic signal of a geophone. Journal of Hydraulic Research. DOI: 10.1080/00221686.2013.876454

Papanicolaou, A.N., A.G. Tsakiris, and K. Strom. 2012. The use of fractals to quantify the morphology of cluster microform. Geomorphology. 139-140:91-108.

Papanicolaou, A.N., D.C. Dermisis, and M. Elhakeem. 2011. Investigating the role of clasts on the movement of sand in gravel bed rivers. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 137(9):871-883.

Hendrick, R., L. Ely, and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2010. The role of hydrologic processes and geomorphology on the morphology and evolution of sediment clusters in gravel-bed rivers. Geomorphology. 114:483-496.

Papanicolaou, A.N., M. Elhakeem, and D. Knapp. 2009. Evaluation of a gravel transport sensor for bed load measurements in natural flows. International Journal of Sediment Research. 24:1-15.

Strom, K., and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2009. Occurrence of cluster microforms in mountain rivers. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 34:88-98.

Strom, K., and A N. Papanicolaou. 2008. Morphological characterization of cluster microforms. Sedimentology. 55(1):137-153.

Tsakiris, A.G., and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2008. A fractal approach for characterizing microroughness in gravel streams. Archives of Hydro-Engineering and Environmental Mechanics. 55:3–17.

Dey, S. and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2008. Sediment threshold under stream flow: A state-of-the-art review. Water Engineering, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering. 12:45-60.

Strom, K., and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2007. ADV measurements around a cluster microform in a shallow mountain stream. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 133(12):1379-1389.

Strom, K., A.N. Papanicolaou, and G. Constantinescu. 2007. Flow heterogeneity over a 3D cluster microform: A laboratory and numerical investigation. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 133:273-287.

Papanicolaou, A.N., and A. Maxwell. 2006. Methodological considerations for studying self-weight fluidization in a sedimentation column. International Journal of Mineral Processing. 78:140-152.

Strom, K., and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2005. Case study: Bed stability around the east caisson of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 131(2):75-84.

Strom, K., A.N. Papanicolaou, N. Evangelopoulos, and M. Odeh. 2004. Microforms in gravel bed rivers: Formation and effects on bedload transport. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 130(6): 554-567.

Papanicolaou, A.N., and A. Schuyler. 2003. Cluster evolution and flow-frictional characteristics under Different sediment availabilities and specific gravity. Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 129(10):1206–1219.

Hunt, A.G., and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2003. Tests of Predicted Downstream Transport of Clasts in Turbulent Flow. Advances in Water Resources. 26(11):1205–1211.

Papanicolaou, A. N., K. Strom, A. Schuyler, and N. Talebbeydokhti. 2003. The role of sediment specific gravity and availability on cluster evolution. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 28(1):69-86.

Dancey, C.L., P. Diplas, A.N. Papanicolaou, and M. Bala. 2002. Probability of Individual Grain Movement and the Threshold Condition. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 128:1069–1075.

Papanicolaou, A.N., P. Diplas, N. Evaggelopoulos, and S. Fotopoulos. 2002. A stochastic incipient motion criterion for spheres under various packing conditions. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 128(4):369-380.

Papanicolaou, A.N., P. Diplas, C. Dancey, and M. Balakrishnan. 2001. Surface roughness effects in near-bed turbulence: Implications to sediment entrainment. Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 127(3):211–218.

Papanicolaou, A.N., and A. Schuyler. 2000. Image Analysis Technique to Track the Evolution of Sediment Clusters. Experimental Techniques. 24(5):31–34.

Papanicolaou, A.N. 1999. Discussion on “Pick-up probability for sediment entrainment” by N.S. Cheng and Y.M. Chiew. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 125(7):788.

Papanicolaou, A.N., and P. Diplas. 1999. Numerical solution of a non-linear model for self -weight solids settlement. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 23(5):345-362.

Papanicolaou, A.N., P. Diplas, M. Balakrishnan, and C.L. Dancey. 1999. Computer vision technique for tracking bed load movement. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. 13(2):71–79.

Diplas, P., and A.N. Papanicolaou. 1997. Batch analysis of slurries in zone settling regime. Journal of Environmental Engineering. 123(7):659-667.


Landscape Processes

Erosion and Carbon Dynamics

Papanicolaou, A.N., C.G. Wilson, A.G. Tsakiris, T.E. Sutarto, F. Bertrand, M. Rinaldi, S. Dey, and E. Langendoen. 2017. Understanding mass fluvial erosion along a bank profile: using PEEP technology for quantifying retreat lengths and identifying event timing. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp.4138.

Wilson, C.G., K.M. Wacha, A.N. Papanicolaou, H.A. Sander, V.B. Freudenberg, B.K.B. Abban, and C. Zhao. 2016. Assessing sustainability of current management practices in an intensively managed landscape. Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education. 158:148-171.

Abban, B., A.N. Papanicolaou, M.K. Cowles, C.G Wilson, O. Abaci, K. Wacha, K. Schilling, and D. Schnoebelen. 2016. An enhanced Bayesian fingerprinting framework for studying sediment source dynamics in intensively managed landscapes. Water Resources Research, 52, DOI:10.1002/2015WR018030.

Papanicolaou, A.N., K.M. Wacha, B.K. Abban, C.G. Wilson, J. Hatfield, C. Stanier, and T. Filley. 2015. From Soilscapes to Landscapes: A Landscape-oriented Approach to Simulate Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics in Intensively Managed Landscapes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 120, DOI: 10.1002/2015JG003078.

Papanicolaou, A.N., M. Elhakeem, C.G. Wilson, C.L. Burras, L.T. West, H. Lin, B. Clark, and B.E. Oneal. 2015. Spatial variability of saturated hydraulic conductivity at the hillslope scale: Understanding the role of land management and erosional effect. Geoderma. 243–244 (2015): 58–68. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.12.010

Elhakeem, M., A.N. Papanicolaou, C. Wilson, and Y. Chang. 2014. Prediction of saturated hydraulic conductivity dynamics in an Iowan agriculture watershed. International Journal of Biological, Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Engineering. 8(3) 2014, 185-189.

Sutarto, T., A.N. Papanicolaou, C.G. Wilson, and E.J. Langendoen. 2014. Stability Analysis of Semicohesive Streambanks with CONCEPTS: Coupling Field and Laboratory Investigations to Quantify the Onset of Fluvial Erosion and Mass Failure. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000899.

Wilson, C.G., A.N. Papanicolaou, and K.D. Denn. 2012. Quantifying and partitioning fine sediment loads in an intensively agricultural headwater system. Journal of Soil and Sediments. 12:966-981.

Elhakeem, M., and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2012. Runoff Curve Number and Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity Estimation via Direct Rainfall Simulator Measurements. In: James, Irvine, Li, Pitt, and Wright (Eds). On Modeling Urban Water Systems. Monograph 20. CHI Press, 2012.

Dermisis, D., O. Abaci, A.N. Papanicolaou, and C.G. Wilson. 2010. Evaluating grassed waterway efficiency in southeastern Iowa using WEPP. Soil Use and Management. 26:183-192.

Loperfido, J.V., C.L. Just, A.N. Papanicolaou, and J.L. Schnoor. 2010. In situ sensing to understand diel turbidity cycles, suspended solids, and nutrient transport in Clear Creek, Iowa. Water Resources Research. 46:W06525, doi:10.1029/2009WR008293.

Abaci, O., and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2009. Long-term effects of management practices on water-driven soil erosion in an intense agricultural sub-watershed: monitoring and modeling. Hydrologic Processes. 23:2818-2837.

Wilson, C.G., A.N. Papanicolaou, and O. Abaci. 2009. SOM dynamics and erosion in an agricultural test field of the Clear Creek, IA watershed. Hydrology and Earth System Science Discussions. 6:1581-1619.

Papanicolaou, A.N., C.G. Wilson, O. Abaci, M. Elhakeem, and M. Skopec. 2009. Soil quality in Clear Creek, IA: SOM loss and soil quality in the Clear Creek, IA Experimental Watershed. Journal of Iowa Academy of Science. 116(1-4):14-26.

Papanicolaou, A.N., and O. Abaci. 2008. Upland erosion modeling in a semi-humid environment via the water erosion prediction project model. Journal of Irrigation Drainage. 134:796-806.

Fox, J., and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2008. Application of the spatial distribution of nitrogen stable isotopes for sediment tracing at the watershed scale. Journal of Hydrology. 358:46-55.

Fox, J., and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2008. An un-mixing model to study watershed erosion processes. Advances in Water Resources. 31:96-108.

Fox, J., and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2007. The use of carbon and nitrogen isotopes to study watershed erosion processes. Journal of American Water Resources Association. 43(4):1047-1064.

Papanicolaou, A.N., and A.R. Maxwell. 2006. Methodological considerations for studying self-weight fluidization in a sedimentation column. International Journal of Mineral Processing. 78(3):140-152.

Papanicolaou, A.N., J.F. Fox, and J. Marshall. 2003. Soil fingerprinting in the Palouse Basin, USA, using stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes. International Journal of Sediment Research. 18(2):278–284.

Runoff and Infiltration

Elhakeem, M., and A. N. Papanicolaou. 2009. Estimation of the Runoff Curve Number via direct rainfall simulator measurements in the State of Iowa, USA. Water Resources Management. 23:2455-2473.

Papanicolaou, A.N., M. Elhakeem, C.G. Wilson, C.L. Burras, and B. Oneal. 2008. Observations of soils at the hillslope scale in the Clear Creek watershed in Iowa, USA. Soil Survey Horizons. 49:83–86.


Hernandez Murcia, O.E., D. Schnoebelen, A.N. Papanicolaou, and B. Abban. 2017. Coupling flow with nutrient dynamics via BioChemFOAM in the Mississippi River. Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research, DOI: 10.1080/23249676.2017.1287020.

Bressan, F., A.N. Papanicolaou, and B. Abban. 2014. A model for knickpoint migration in first and second order streams. Geophysical Research Letters. 41(14):4987-4996. doi: 10.1002/2014GL060823.

Papanicolaou, A.N., J.T. Sanford, D.C. Dermisis, and G.A. Macilla. 2010. A 1-D morphodynamic model for rill erosion. Water Resources Research. 46:W09541, doi:10.1029/2009WR008486.

Papanicolaou, A.N., M. Elhakeem, S. Prakash, G. Krallis, and J. Edinger. 2008. Sediment transport modeling review – Current and future developments. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 134:1-14.

Papanicolaou, A.N., A. Bdour, and E. Wicklein. 2004. One-dimensional hydrodynamic/sediment transport model applicable to steep mountain streams. Journal of Hydraulic Research. 42(4):357–375.

Task Committee of Computational Modeling of Sediment Transport Processes. 2004. Forum Article: Computational Modeling of Sediment Transport Processes. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 130(7):597-598.

Papanicolaou, A.N., A. Bdour, N. Evangelopoulos, N. Tallebeydokhti. 2003. Watershed and instream impacts on the fish population in the South Fork of the Clearwater River, Idaho. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 39(1):191-203.


Hydraulic Structures

Elhakeem, M., A.N. Papanicolaou, C.G. Wilson. 2017. Implementing streambank erosion control measures in meandering streams: design procedure enhanced with numerical modelling. International Journal of River Basin Management. DOI: 10.1080/15715124.2017.1315816

Bressan, F., C.G. Wilson, and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2014. Improved streambank countermeasures: the Des Moines River (USA) case study. International Journal of River Basin Management. DOI: 10.1080/15715124.2014.882844.

Papanicolaou, A.N., M. Elhakeem, and B. Wardman. 2011. Calibration and verification of a 2D-hydrodynamic model for simulating flow around bendway weir structures. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 137:75-89.

Papanicolaou, A.N., M. Elhakeem, D.C. Dermisis, and N. Young. 2011. Evaluation of the Missouri River shallow water habitat using a 2D-hydrodynamic model. River Research and Applications. 27:157-167.

Thomas, J.T., M.E. Culler, D.C. Dermisis, C.L. Pierce, A.N. Papanicolaou, T.W. Stewart, and C.J. Larson. 2011. Effects of grade control structures on fish passage, biological assemblages, and hydraulic environments in western Iowa streams: a multidisciplinary review. River Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.1600.

Dermisis, D.C., and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2009. Fish passage over hydraulic structures in Midwestern streams. International Journal of River Basin Management. 7(4):313-328.

Fox, J., A.N. Papanicolaou, and L. Kjos. 2005. Eddy taxonomy around a partially submerged obstacle within a rough bed: A novel classification methodology. Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 131(10):1082-1101.

Fox, J., A.N. Papanicolaou, B. Hobbs, C. Kramer, and L. Kjos. 2005. Fluid-sediment dynamics around a barb: Experimental case study of a hydraulic structure for the Pacific Northwest. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 31(3):853-867.

Maxwell, A., and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2001. Step-pool morphology in high-gradient countersunk culverts. International Journal of Sediment Research. 16(3):380.

Maxwell, A.R., A.N. Papanicolaou, R.H. Hotchkiss, M.E. Barber, and J. Schafer. 2001. Step-Pool Morphology in High-Gradient Countersunk Culverts. Transportation Research Record. 1743:49–56.

Papanicolaou, A.N., and A. Maxwell. 2000. Hydraulic performance of fish bypass-pools for irrigation diversion channels. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. 126(5):314-321.

Papanicolaou, A.N., and M.E. Barber. 1999. Effectiveness of grate orientation in flow channels. Journal of Experimental Techniques. 23(2):21-24.



Papanicolaou, A. N. , and B. Abban. 2016. Channel Erosion and Sediment Transport, in Handbook of Applied Hydrology, 2nd Edition, edited by V.P. Singh, Chapter 65, McGraw Hill. ISBN-13:978-0071835091.

Papanicolaou, A. N. 2015. Dawn of a new era. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 141(6). DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001018.

Papanicolaou, A. N. , and B.D. Barkdoll. 2011. Sediment Dynamics upon Dam Removal, ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice No. 122. 1st Edition, American Society of Civil Engineers. ISBN-13:978-0784411360.

Melching, C.S., and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2009. Foreword to the Special Issue on the Yangtze River. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 135:697.

Hotchkiss, R., M. Barber, and A.N. Papanicolaou. 2001. Hydraulic engineering education: Evolving to meet needs. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 127(12):1036-1040.

Papanicolaou, A.N. 1999. Forum article: Stochastic considerations in hydraulics-A call for papers. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 125:1229-1230.