Yuntong She, PhD, PEng

Associate Professor, Water Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Water Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept
Email
yshe@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-9375
Address
7-259 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Water Resources Engineering


About

Education

  • Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2004 – 2008
  • M.Sc. in Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2000-2003
  • B.Sc. in Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1996-2000

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, 2019-Present
  • Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, 2012-2019
  • Leak Detection Engineer, Leak Detection, Enbridge Pipelines Inc., 2009-2012
  • Hydraulic Design Engineer, Business Development Engineering, Enbridge Pipelines Inc., 2008-2009
  • Research Assistant, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, 2008

Research

Research Interests

My general research field is computational hydraulics, with specific interest in the areas of river ice freeze-up and breakup processes, river ice jam flood forecasting, sediment transport, urban drainage system, and oil pipeline system.

Referred Journals (student name underlined)

  1. Blackburn, J. and She, Y. (2021), One-Dimensional Channel Network Modelling and Simulation of Flow Conditions During the 2008 Ice Breakup in the Mackenzie Delta, Canada. Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology. accepted.
  2. Ye, Y. and She, Y. (2021). A systematic evaluation of criteria for river ice breakup initiation using River1D model and field data. Journal of Cold Regions Science and Engineering. accepted.
  3. Malekpour, A. and She Y. (2021), Real-time leak detection in oil pipelines using an inverse transient analysis model. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 70 (2021) 104411.
  4. Pawluk, R., Rezvanpour, M., Chen, Y., She, Y. (2021). A Sensitivity Analysis on Effective Parameters for Sliding/Melting Prediction of Snow Cover on Solar Photovoltaic Panels. Journal of Cold Regions Science and Engineering. 185: 103262.
  5. Ibrahim, A., Steffler, P., and She Y. (2020), Estimating the Hyporheic Depth Beneath a Pool-Riffle Bedform Using the Rankine Body Analytical Method. Journal of Hydrological Engineering. 25(8): 04020034. Editor's Choice
  6. Wu, Y., Gan, T.Y., She, Y., Xu, C, and Yan, H. (2020), Five centuries of reconstructed streamflow in Athabasca River Basin, Canada: Non-stationarity and teleconnection to climate patterns, Science of the Total Environment. 746(141330).
  7. Thompson, A., She, Y. and Oberhagemann, K. (2020), Geobag stability for riverbank erosion protection structures: Numerical model study. Geotextile & Geomebrane. In press.
  8. Chen, Y. and She Y. (2020), Long term variation of river breakup timing across Canada and its response to climate change. Journal of Cold Regions Science and Engineering. 176: 103091.
  9. Thompson, A., Oberhagemann, K., and She Y. (2019), Geobag stability for riverbank erosion protection structures: Physical model study. Geotextile & Geomebrane. 48:110-119.
  10. Pawluk, R., Chen, Y., and She Y. (2019), PV electricity generation loss due to snow – A literature review on influence factors, estimation, and mitigation. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 107: 171-182.
  11. Yang, J., Tang, L., and She, Y. (2019), Laboratory measurements of the fall velocity of fine sediment in an estuarine environment. Journal of International Sediment Research, 35(2):217-226.
  12. Blackburn, J. and She, Y. (2019), A comprehensive public-domain ice process model for complex natural river system. Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology. 163: 44-58.
  13. Nafziger, J., Hicks, F., and She, Y. (2019). Dynamic river ice processes in a river delta network. Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, 158: 275-287.
  14. Ibrahim, A., Steffler, P., and She, Y. (2018). Comparison of a Vertically-averaged and a Vertically-resolved Model for Hyporheic Flow Beneath a Pool-Riffle Bed Form. Journal of Hydrology, 557: 688-698.
  15. Chu, K., Liu, W., She, Y., Hua, Z., Tan, M., Gu, L., and Liu, X. (2018). Modified Principal Component Analysis for Identifying Key Environmental Indicators and Application to a Large-Scale Tidal Flat Reclamation . Water, 10, 69:18pp.
  16. Lu, Z., She, Y., and Loewen, M. (2017). A sensitivity study on a computer model-based leak detection system for oil pipelines. Energies. 10, 1226: 17pp. doi:10.3390/en10081226.
  17. De Coste, M., She, Y., and Blackburn, J. (2017). Incorporating the effects of upstream ice jam releases in the prediction of flood levels in the Hay River Delta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 44: 643-651. 
  18. Nafziger, J., She, Y., and Hicks, F. (2017). Anchor Ice Formation and Release in Small Regulated and unregulated Streams. Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, 141: 66-77.
  19. She, Y., Kemp, J., Richards, L., and Loewen, M. (2016). Investigation into freezing point depression in storm water ponds caused by road salt. Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, 131: 53-64. 
  20. Nafziger, J., She, Y., and Hicks, F. (2016). Celerities of waves and ice runs from ice jam releases. Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, 123: 71-80. She, Y., Hicks, F., Andrishak, R. (2012), “The Role of Hydro-Peaking in Freeze-up Consolidation Events on Regulated River”, Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, 73: 41-49.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Howley R, She Y, Ghobrial T. (2020). A Modeling Study of Complex River Ice Processes in an Urban River. 25th IAHR International Symposium on Ice, Norway.
  2. Ye, Y. and She, Y. (2019). Evaluating Criteria for Mechanical Breakup Initiation Using Field Data. CGU HS Committee on River Ice Processes and the Environment 20th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, Ottawa, Canada.
  3. Chen, Y. and She, Y. (2019). Temporal and Spatial Variations of River Ice Breakup Timing across Canada. CGU HS Committee on River Ice Processes and the Environment 20th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, Ottawa, Canada.
  4. Howley, R., Ghobrial, T. and She, Y. (2019). Thermal regime in the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton. CGU HS Committee on River Ice Processes and the Environment 20th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, Ottawa, Canada.
  5. Oberhagemann, K., Thompson, A., She, Y., and Haque, A.M.A. (2018). The behavior of self-launching geotextile bag aprons – latest investigations from the lower Brahmaputra in Bangladesh. The 9th International Conference on Scour and Erosion. Taipei, Taiwan, November, 2018.
  6. Malekpour, A. and She, Y. (2018). Air Pocket Detection in Water and Waste Water Conveyance Pipelines Using Inverse Transient Analysis. ASCE Pipelines Conference,Toronto, ON, July 2018.
  7. Nafziger, J., She, Y., and Chung, T. (2017). Anchor ice effects on the hyporheic environment in a hydropeaking stream. 19th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, White Horse, YK, July 2017.
  8. Oveisy, A. and She, Y. (2017). Modelling Ice jam formation in the Hay River Delta during 2009 breakup. 19th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, White Horse, YK, July 2017.
  9. Oveisy, A., She, Y., and Loewen, M. (2017). Numerical modelling of ice processes in a stormwater pond in the City of Edmonton, AB, Canada. 19th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, White Horse, YK, July 2017.
  10. Chu, K., She,, Y., Kemp, J., Loewen, M., and Davies, E. (2017). Interrelationship between nutrients and chlorophyll-a in an urban stormwater lake during the ice-covered period. 3rd International Conference on Environment, Engineering, & Energy, Toronto, ON, September 2017.
  11. De Coste, M., She, Y., and Blackburn, J. (2016). The effects of upstream ice jam release on the severity of ice jams in the Hay River Delta. 23rd IAHR International Symposium on Ice. Ann Arbor, MI, May 2016.
  12. Blackburn, J., She, Y., Hicks, F., and Nafziger, J. (2015). Ice effects on flow distributions in the Mackenzie Delta. 18th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, Quebec City, QC, August 2015.
  13. Nafziger, J., She, Y., and Hicks, F. (2015). Observations of ice jam releases resulting from an incoming water wave. 18th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, Quebec City, QC, August 2015.
  14. Hicks, F., Andrishak, R., She, Y. (2009), “Modeling Ice Cover Consolidation during Freeze-up on the Peace River, AB”. Proc. 15th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on River Ice. pp 237-252. (won the CGU-HS CRIPE Gerard Medal)

Teaching

CIV E 431 Water Resources Engineering

CIV E 395 (Winter) Civil Engineering Analysis III

CIV E 636 River Ice Engineering

Courses

CIV E 395 - Civil Engineering Analysis

The formulation of partial differential equations for modeling civil engineering problems. Introduction to analytical and numerical solution techniques. Prerequisites: MATH 201, MATH 209 and CIV E 295.

Winter Term 2022
CIV E 431 - Water Resources Engineering

Hydrotechnical analysis, including: advanced open channel hydraulics; advanced surface water hydrology; groundwater and well hydraulics; and environmental hydraulics. Prerequisites: CIV E 321, 331.

Fall Term 2021
CIV E 636 - River Ice Engineering

Elementary heat transfer analysis. Ice formation processes. Ice hydraulics. Ice mechanics. Interaction of ice and engineering structures.

Fall Term 2021

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