A. Jacob Odgaard

Jacob Odgaard
(319) 335-5213
306 Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory
Joined the College of Engineering: 
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, 1970
M.S., Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, 1966
Special Fields of Knowledge: 
Environmental fluid mechanics; hydraulic engineering; hydraulic structures; hydraulic modeling; river engineering; river mechanics.
Present Research Interests: 
River meandering and channel stability; sediment management in rivers using Iowa Vanes and other structures; fish diversion structures; Hydroinformatics.
Selected Publications: 
  • Odgaard, A.J. (2009). River Training and Sediment Management with Submerged Vanes, ASCE Press, Washington D.C. (171 p).
  • Odgaard, A.J., and Abad, J.D. (2008). "River Meandering and Channel Stability," Chapter 8 in Sedimentation Engineering, Ed. Marcelo H. Garcia, ASCE manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice No. 110, 439-459.
  • Politano, M., Odgaard, A.J., and Klecan, W. (2007). "Case Study: Numerical Evaluation of Hydraulic Transients in a Combined Sewer Overflow Tunnel System," Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, 133 (10), 1103-1110.
  • Ettema, R., Muste, M., Odgaard, A.J., and Abaci, O. (2006). "Outflow Calibration for Vertically Distorted Models of Thermally Stratified Reservoirs," Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, 44(4), 535-546.
  • Ouyang, H., Weber, L.J., and Odgaard, A.J. (2006). "Design Optimization of a Two-Dimensional Hydrofoil by Applying a Genetic Algorithm," Engineering Optimization, Taylor & Farncis, 38 (5), 529-540.
Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 
American Society of Engineering Education; International Association for Hydraulic Research; Sigma Xi; Chi Epsilon; Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers.