Larry J. Weber

(319) 335-5597
107C Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory
Joined the College of Engineering: 
1996
Education: 
Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Iowa, 1993
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Iowa, 1990
B.S., Civil Engineering, The University of Iowa, 1989
Special Fields of Knowledge: 
Modeling of fish passage facilities, hydraulic structures and river restoration and protection of endangered species.
Present Research Interests: 
Combining hydro-dynamic data and biological data of fish response to further understanding of fish in the immediate vicinity of passage facilities; application of computational fluids dynamics codes to natural river reaches and hydraulic structures; and the fundamentals principles of plunging jets and combining open channel flows.
Selected Publications: 
  • Weber, L.J., Goodwin, R.A, Li, S. and Nestler, J.M., “Application of an Eularian-Lagrangian-Agent Method for Design of Juvenile Fish Passage Facilities,” Journal Hydroinformatics, IAHR, Vol. 8, No. 4, (2006), pp 271-295.
  • Morales, Y., Weber, L.J., Mynett, A.E. and Newton, T.J., “Effects of Substrate and Hydrodynamic Conditions on the Formation of Mussel Beds in a Large River” Journal of the North American Benthological Society, Vol. 25, No. 3, (2006) pp. 664-676.
  • Morales, Y., Weber, L.J., Mynett, A.E. and Newton, T.J., “Mussel Dynamics Model:  a tool for analysis of freshwater mussel communities” Journal of Ecological Modeling, Vol. 197 (2006) pp. 448-460.
  • Lai, Y.G., Weber, L.J., and Patel, V.C., “A Non-hydrostatic Three-Dimensional Model for Hydraulic Flow Simulation – Part II:  Validation and Application,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 129, No. 3, March 2003, pp 206-214.
  • Weber, L.J., Shumate, E.D. and Mawer, N., “Experimental on Flow at a  Open-Channel Junction ”, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE,°90 Vol. 127, No. 5, May, 2001.
Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 
American Society of Civil Engineers; International Association for Hydraulic Research.