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Ph.D., Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electric Engineering, China, 1991
M.S., Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electric Engineering, China, 1988
B.S., Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electric Engineering, China, 1986
Sediment Transport; Hydraulics; Fluid Mechanics; Computational River Dynamics; Water Quality Modeling
Fundamental sediment transport; hydro- and morphodynamics in rivers, estuaries, coastal waters and uplands, including warm and cold regions; free surface flow and sediment transport modeling; dam/levee breach and flood modeling; surge and wave attenuation by vegetation; interaction between surface and subsurface flows; water quality and aquatic ecosystem/ecotoxicology modeling
Associate Editor of International Journal of Sediment Research (2008-2010)
Chair of ASCE/EWRI Committee on Computational Hydraulics (2011-2012)
Chair of ASCE/EWRI Task Committee on Dam/Levee Breaching (Break Fluvial Processes) (2009-2012)
Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (2010-present)
1995–1997, Research Fellowship of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany
2007, Best Paper Award by World Association of Sedimentation and Erosion Research
W. Wu (2007). Computational River Dynamics, Taylor & Francis, UK, 494 p.
A. Khan and W. Wu (eds) (2013). Sediment Transport: Monitoring, Modeling and Management, Nova Science Publishers, NY.
Selected Journal Articles Published
Q. Lin and W. Wu (2013). “A one-dimensional model of mixed cohesive and non-cohesive sediment transport in open channels,” J. Hydraulic Research, 51(4).
W. Wu (2013). “A physically-based simplified model of earthen embankment breaching,” J. Hydraulic Eng., ASCE, 139(8).
W. Wu, M. Zhang, Y. Ozeren, and D. Wren (2013). “Analysis of vegetation effect on waves using a vertical 2-D RANS model,” J. Coastal Research, 29(2), 383–397.
W. Wu and R. Marsooli (2012). “A depth-averaged 2-D shallow water model for breaking and non-breaking long waves affected by rigid vegetation,” J. Hydraulic Research, 50(6), 558–575.
W. Wu, R. Marsooli and Z. He (2012). “A depth-averaged two-dimensional model of unsteady flow and sediment transport due to non-cohesive embankment break/breaching,” J. Hydraulic Eng., ASCE, 138(6), 503–516.
ASCE/EWRI Task Committee on Dam/Levee Breaching (W. Wu as the Committee Chair and corresponding author) (2011). “Earthen embankment breaching,” J. Hydraulic Eng., ASCE, 137(12), 1549–1564.
A. Sanchez and W. Wu (2011). “A non-equilibrium sediment transport model for coastal inlets and navigation channels,” J. Coastal Research, 59(Special Issue), 39–48.
W. Wu, A. Sanchez, and M. Zhang (2011). “An implicit 2-D shallow water flow model on unstructured quadtree rectangular mesh,” J. Coastal Research, 59(Special Issue), 15–26.
Z. He, W. Wu, and F. D. Shields, Jr. (2009). “Numerical analysis of effects of large wood structures on channel morphology and fish habitat suitability in a southern U.S. sandy creek,” J. Ecohydrology, Wiley-Blackwell, 2(August), 370–380.
Z. He, W. Wu, and S. S.Y. Wang (2009). “An integrated two-dimensional surface and three-dimensional subsurface contaminant transport model considering soil erosion and sorption,” J. Hydraulic Eng., ASCE, 135(12), 1028–1040.
W. Wu and Z. He (2009). “Effects of vegetation on flow conveyance and sediment transport capacity,” Int. J. Sediment Research, 24(3), 247–259.
Z. He, W. Wu, and S. S.Y. Wang (2008). “Coupled finite-volume model for 2-D surface and 3-D subsurface flows,” J. Hydrologic Eng., ASCE, 13(9), 835–845.
W. Wu and S. S.Y. Wang (2007). “One-dimensional modeling of dam-break flow over movable beds,” J. Hydraulic Eng., ASCE, 133(1), 48–58.
W. Wu, M. Altinakar, and S. S.Y. Wang (2006). “Depth-average analysis of hysteresis between flow and sediment transport under unsteady conditions,” Int. J. Sediment Research, 21(2), 101–112.
W. Wu, F.D. Shields, Jr., S.J. Bennett, and S.S.Y. Wang (2005). “A depth-averaged 2-D model for flow, sediment transport and bed topography in curved channels with riparian vegetation,” Water Resources Res., 41, W03015, 1–15.
W. Wu and S. S.Y. Wang (2005). “Empirical-numerical analysis of headcut migration,” Int. J. Sediment Research, 20(3), 233–243.
W. Wu and S. S.Y. Wang (2005). “Formulas for sediment porosity and settling velocity,” J. Hydraulic Eng., ASCE, 132(8), 858–862.
W. Wu (2004). “Depth-averaged 2-D numerical modeling of unsteady flow and nonuniform sediment transport in open channels,” J. Hydraulic Eng., ASCE, 130(10), 1013–1024.
W. Wu, D. A. Vieira, and S. S.Y. Wang (2004). “A 1-D numerical model for nonuniform sediment transport under unsteady flows in channel networks,” J. Hydraulic Eng., ASCE, 130(9), 914–923.
W. Wu and S. S.Y. Wang (2004). “Depth-averaged 2-D calculation of tidal flow, salinity and cohesive sediment transport in estuaries,” Int. J. Sediment Research, 19(3), 172–190.
W. Wu, W. Rodi, and T. Wenka (2000). “3-D numerical modeling of water flow and sediment transport in open channels,” J. Hydraulic Eng., ASCE, 126(1), 4–15.
W. Wu, S. S.Y. Wang, and Y. Jia (2000). “Nonuniform sediment transport in alluvial rivers,” J. Hydraulic Research, 38(6), 427–434.
W. Wu and S. S.Y. Wang (1999). “Movable bed roughness in alluvial rivers,” J. Hydraulic Eng., ASCE, 125(12), 1309–1312.