Dr. Shen enjoys collaboration with international colleagues. His main research interest is in cold regions hydraulic engineering. He has introduced the analytical framework for river ice processes. He also developed the transport capacity theory for frazil ice jams and the theory on ice jam dynamics. His research group has developed comprehensive computer models for river ice processes. These models have been applied to rivers worldwide.
University of Iowa
Asian Institute of Technology
River hydraulics; cold regions hydraulic engineering; sediment transport; hydrodynamics dispersion.
River and sea ice processes; transport of pollutants in surface waters; mathematical modeling of surface water hydraulics. Current projects include river ice modeling; river dynamics; sediment transport and river channel Morphology under ice conditions.
- Ice Research and Engineering Award, Int'l Assoc. for Hydro-Environmental Engineering and Research, 2008
- Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award, American Society of Civil Engineering, 2007
- Gerard Medal, Canadian Geophysical Union - Hydrology Section, 2001
- CAN-AM Civil Engineering Amity Award, American Society of Civil Engineering, 2000
- Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering, 2000
Wang, J., Beletsky, D., and Shen, H.T., eds. Proceedings, 23rd IAHR International Symposium on Ice, Ann Arbor, 2016. ISSN: 2414-6331.
Shen, H.T., ed., Ice in Surface Waters, Vols. 1 & 2, Balkema Publishers, Rotterdam, 1998 & 1999, 1099p.
Shen, H.T., ed., Frontiers in Hydraulic Engineering, Proceedings, ASCE Hydraulics Division Specialty Conference, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 1983, 617p.
Fan, L., Mao, Z., and Shen, H.T., 2016. Hydraulic Resistance of River Ice Jams, Journal of Hydrodynamics, Ser. B, Accepted for publication.
Shen, H. T. 2016. “River Ice Processes, Chapter 14, Advances in Water Resources, Handbook of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 16, C.T. Yang and L.K. Wang, Eds., Springer International Publishing. Humana Press, Inc., NJ, USA pp. 483-530.
Kolerski, T., and H.T. Shen 2015. Possible Effects of the 1984 St. Clair River Ice Jam on Bed Changes, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 42, Feb., 1-8.
Knack, I.M., H.T. Shen, and F-B. Huang 2015. A Numerical Model Study on Ice Impact on Lake Superior Outflow Limit, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 42, Feb., 1-9.
Knack, I.M. and Shen, H.T., 2015. Sediment Transport in Ice Covered Channels, International Journal of Sediment Research, 30(1), 63-67.
Yao, Y., Huang, Z.-H., Lo, E. Y. M., Shen, H.T., 2014. A Preliminary Laboratory Study of Motion of Floating Debris Generated by Solitary Waves Running up a Beach, Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami 09/2014; 08(03):1440006. DOI:10.1142/S17934311
Li, C., Li, C.-Y., and Shen, H.T., 2014. Characteristics of Surface Ice Movement in a Channel Bend with Intake and the Layout of Ice Deflection Booms, Advances in Water Science, 25(2), 233-238.
Knack, I.M., and Shen, H.T., 2013. A Numerical Model for Sediment Transport and Bed Change in Rivers with Ice, Proceedings, 12th International Symposium on River Sedimentation, Kyoto.
Kolerski, T., Shen, H.T., and Kioka, S., 2013. A Numerical Model Study on Ice Boom in a Coastal Lake, Journal of Coastal Research, 29(6A), 177–186.
Knack, I.M., and Shen, H.T., 2012. River Ice Modeling for Fish Habitat Analysis, Proceedings, 21th IAHR Ice Symposium, June, Dalian, 202-211.
Shen, H.T. River Ice Hydrology, Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers, V.P. Singh, U.K. Haritashya (Eds.), Springer, 2011, 939-943.
Knack, I.M., Shen, H.T., Tuthill, A.M., 2010. Ice and Sediment Transport in Channels with In-Stream Channel Restoration Structures, Proceedings, 20th IAHR Ice Symposium, Lahti.
Shen, H.T., 2010. Mathematical Modeling of River Ice Processes, Cold Regions Science and Technology, 62(1), 3-13, 2010.
Shen, H.T., Gao, L., Kolerski, T., and Liu, L., 2008. Dynamics of Ice Jam Formation and Release, Journal of Coastal Research, S52, 25-32.
Shen, H.T., 2006. A Trip through the Life of River Ice - Research Progress and Needs, Keynote Lecture, Proceedings, 18th IAHR Ice Symposium, Sapporo.
Tuthill, A., Liu, L., and Shen, H.T., 2004. Modeling Ice Passage at Navigation Locks, Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, ASCE, 18(3), 89-109.
Ye, S.Q., Deoring, J., and Shen, H.T., 2004. A Laboratory Study of Frazil Evolution in a Counter-Rotating Flume, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, V.31, 899-914.
Shen, H.T., Xu, Q., and Yapa, P.D., 2003. Modeling Lamprecide Transport in the St. Marys River, Journal of Great Lakes Research, 29(Sup.1), 694-705.
Shen, H.T. and Liu, L., 2003. Shokotsu River Ice Jam Formation, Cold Regions Sc. and Tech., 37(1), 35-49.
Kerr, D.J., Shen, H.T., and Daly, S.F. 2002. Evolution and Hydraulic Resistance of Anchor Ice on Gravel Bed, Cold Regions Sc. and Tech., 35/2, 101-114.
Xia, X., and Shen, H.T., 2002. Nonlinear Interaction of Ice Cover with Shallow Water Wave in Channels, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 467, 259-267.
Stone, B., and Shen, H.T., 2002. Hydraulic Resistance of Flow in Channels with Cylindrical Roughness, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 128(5), ASCE, 500-506.