Papers by John Fenton and colleagues

Recent papers

Darvishi, E., Fenton, J. D. and Kouchakzadeh, S. (2017) Boussinesq equations for flows over steep slopes and structures, Journal of Hydraulic Research 55(3), 324-337. Offprints available

Fenton, J. D. (2016) Hydraulics: science, knowledge, and culture, Journal of Hydraulic Research 54(5), 485-501. Offprints available

Fenton, J. D. and Darvishi, E. (2016) Discussion of "Minimum specific energy and transcritical flow in unsteady open-channel flow" by Oscar Castro-Orgaz and Hubert Chanson, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 142(10), http://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0001077

Fenton, J. D. (2015) Calculating flow over rectangular sharp-edged weirs, Paper 6, Alternative Hydraulics.

Fenton, J. D. (2015) Generating stream rating information from data, Paper 8, Alternative Hydraulics.

Fenton, J. D. (2015) Basic physical processes in rivers, Chapter 1 in Rivers – Physical, Fluvial and Environmental Processes, (eds) Paweł Rowiński and Artur Radecki-Pawlik, Springer.

Fenton, J. D. (2014) Long waves in open channels - their nature, equations, approximations, and numerical simulation, Proceedings of the 19th IAHR-APD Congress, September 2014, Ha Noi, Viet Nam.

Fenton, J. D. (2014) The long wave equations for arbitrary slopes, Technical report, Alternative Hydraulics Paper 5.

Soroush, F., J. D. Fenton, B. Mostafazadeh-Fard, S. F. Mousavi and F. Abbasi (2013) Simulation of furrow irrigation using the Slow-change/slow-flow equation, Agricultural Water Management 116, 160 - 174.

Fenton, J. D. (2013) Discussion of “Volume-Conservative Nonlinear Flood Routing” by Roland K. Price, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 139(2), 255-257.

Krouzecky, N., J. D. Fenton, B. Huber and G. Klasz (2013) Investigations of ship-induced waves on the Austrian Danube in the Donau-Auen National Park, Proc. Fifth Symposium for Research in Protected Areas, 10-12 June, Mittersill, Austria, 425 - 430. 

Fenton, J. D. (2010) The long wave equations, Technical report, Alternative Hydraulics Paper 1.

Fenton, J. D. (2010) Calculating resistance to flow in open channels, Technical report, Alternative Hydraulics Paper 2.

Fenton, J. D. (2010) Accuracy of Muskingum-Cunge flood routing, Technical report, Alternative Hydraulics Paper 3.

Fenton, J. D. (2011) A note on the role of Area/Perimeter in calculating open channel flow resistance, Technical report, Alternative Hydraulics Paper 4.

General hydraulics

Fenton, J. D. (2005) On the energy and momentum principles in hydraulics, in Proc. 31st Congress IAHR, 11-16 September, IAHR, Seoul, pp. 625-636.

Open-channel hydraulics

The long wave equations

Fenton, J. D. (1985) A family of schemes for computational hydraulics, in Proc. 21st Congress IAHR, Vol. 2, Melbourne, pp. 23-27.

Zoppou, C. & Fenton, J. D. (1989) Computing floods and river flows using quasi-characteristics, in Proc. Watercomp '89, First Australasian Conference on Technical Computing in the Water Industry, Melbourne, pp. 195-199.

Fenton, J. D. & Nalder, G. V. (1995) Long wave equations for waterways curved in plan, in Proc. 26th Congress IAHR, Vol. 1, London, pp. 573-578.

Fenton, J. D. (1996) An examination of the approximations in river and channel hydraulics, in Proc. 10th Congress, Asia-Pacific Division, Int. Assoc. Hydraulic Res., Langkawi, Malaysia, pp. 204-211.

Fenton, J. D., Oakes, A. M. & Aughton, D. J. (1999) On the nature of waves in canals and gate stroking and control, in Proc. Workshop on Modernization of Irrigation Water Delivery Systems, US Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, October 17-21, Phoenix, pp. 343-357.

Erinawati, R. & Fenton, J. D. (2003) Linear and nonlinear system methods for stream flow prediction, in Proc. 28th International Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, 10-14 November, Wollongong.

Erinawati, R. & Fenton, J. D. (2004) A comparison of computational intelligence systems for river flow forecasting, in I. D. Rutherfurd, I. Wiszniewski, M. Askey-Doran & R. Glazik, eds, Proc. 4th Australian Stream Management Conf., 19-22 Oct 2004, Dept of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, Hobart, Launceston, pp. 217-222.

Nguyen, H. T. & Fenton, J. D. (2004) Identification of roughness in open channels, in M. S. Altinakar, S. S. Y. Wang, K. P. Holz & M. Kawahara, eds, Advances in Hydro-Science and -Engineering, Volume 6, Proc. 6th Int. Conf. on Hydro-Science and -Engineering, 31 May - 3 June 2004 Brisbane.

Nguyen, H. T. & Fenton, J. D. (2004) Using two-point velocity measurements to estimate roughness in streams, in I. D. Rutherfurd, I. Wiszniewski, M. Askey-Doran & R. Glazik, eds, Proc. 4th Austral. Stream Management Conf., 19-22 Oct 2004, Dept of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, Hobart, Launceston, pp. 445-450.

Nguyen, H. T. & Fenton, J. D. (2005) Identification of roughness for flood routing in compound channels, in Proc. 31st Congress IAHR, 11-16 September, IAHR, Seoul, pp. 847-854.

Bleninger, T., Fenton, J. D. & Zentgraf, R. (2006) One-dimensional flow modelling and a case study of the River Rhine, in R. M. L. Ferreira, E. C. T. L. Alves, J. G. A. B. Leal & A. H. Cardoso, eds, River Flow 2006 - Proc. Int. Conf. on Fluvial Hydraulics, 6-8 September, Lisbon, pp. 1963-1972.

Flood and reservoir routing

Fenton, J. D. (1989) A simplified approach to reservoir routing, in Proc. Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Christchurch, pp. 377-381.

Fenton, J. D. (1992) Reservoir routing, Hydrological Sciences Journal 37, 233-246.

Stewardson, M., Fenton, J. D. & Cottingham, P. (2001) Applying the flow events method in an environmental flow study of the Broken River, in Proc. International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, 10-13 Dec., Vol. 2, The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, Canberra, pp. 881-886.

Fenton, J. D. (2003) The effects of obstacles on surface levels and boundary resistance in open channels, in J. Ganoulis & P. Prinos, eds, Proc. 30th IAHR Congress, 25-29 August, Vol. C2, Thessaloniki, pp. 9-16.

Fenton, J. D. (2008) Obstacles in streams and their roles as hydraulic structures, in S. Pagliara, ed., Hydraulic Structures - Proc. 2nd International Junior Researcher and Engineer Workshop on Hydraulic Structures, Pisa, Italy,30.7-1.8.2008, Edizioni Plus - Pisa University Press, pp. 15-22.

Boussinesq equations

Fenton, J. D. (1996) Channel flow over curved boundaries and a new hydraulic theory, in Proc. 10th Congress, Asia-Pacific Division, Int. Assoc. Hydraulic Res., Langkawi, Malaysia, pp. 266-273.

Zerihun, Y. T. & Fenton, J. D. (2004) Boussinesq-type momentum equations solutions for steady rapidly varied flows, in M. S. Altinakar, S. S. Y. Wang, K. P. Holz & M. Kawahara, eds, Advances in Hydro-Science and -Engineering, Volume 6, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Hydro-Science and -Engineering, 31 May - 3 June 2004, Brisbane.

Zerihun, Y. T. & Fenton, J. D. (2004) A one-dimensional flow model for flow over trapezoidal profile weirs, in M. S. Altinakar, S. S. Y. Wang, K. P. Holz & M. Kawahara, eds, Advances in Hydro-Science and -Engineering, Volume 6, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Hydro-Science and -Engineering, 31 May - 3 June 2004, Brisbane.

Zerihun, Y. T. & Fenton, J. D. (2004) Application of a Boussinesq-type equation to flow over trapezoidal profile weirs, in F. Yazdandoost and J. Attari, eds, Hydraulics of Dams and River Structures, Balkema.

Zerihun, Y. T. & Fenton, J. D. (2005) Modelling of steady transcritical flow in open channels, in Proc. 31st Congress IAHR, 11-16 September, IAHR, Seoul, pp. 805-816.

Zerihun, Y. T. & Fenton, J. D. (2006) One-dimensional simulation model for steady transcritical free surface flows at short length transitions, Advances in Water Resources 29(11), 1598-1607.

Fenton, J. D. & Zerihun, Y. T. (2007) A Boussinesq approximation for open channel flow, in Proc. 32nd Congress IAHR, 2-6 July, IAHR, Venice.

Zerihun, Y. T. & Fenton, J. D. (2007) A Boussinesq-type model for flow over trapezoidal profile weirs, J. Hydraulic Research 45(4), 519-528.

Zerihun, Y. T. & Fenton, J. D. (2009) Discussion by O. Castro-Orgaz and Reply of "A Boussinesq-type model for flow over trapezoidal profile weirs" by Yebegaeshet T. Zerihun and John D. Fenton, Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, 2007, 45(4), 519-528, J. Hydraulic Research 47(3), 392-395.

Flow measurement

Fenton, J. D. (1999) Calculating hydrographs from stage records, in Proc. 28th IAHR Congress, 22-27 August, Graz.

Fenton, J. D. & Keller, R. J. (2001) The calculation of streamflow from measurements of stage, Technical Report 01/6, Cooperative Research Centre for Catchment Hydrology, Melbourne.

Fenton, J. D. (2001) Rating curves: Part 1 - Correction for surface slope, in Proc. Conf. on Hydraulics in Civil Engng, 28-30 Nov., Inst. Engnrs, Aust., Hobart, pp. 309-317.

Fenton, J. D. (2001) Rating curves: Part 2 - Representation and approximation, in Proc. Conf. on Hydraulics in Civil Engng, 28-30 Nov., Inst. Engnrs, Aust., Hobart, pp. 319-328.

Fenton, J. D. (2002) The application of numerical methods and mathematics to hydrography, in Proc. 11th Australasian Hydrographic Conference, 3 July - 6 July 2002, Sydney.

McMahon, T. A., Fenton, J. D., Stewardson, M. J., Costelloe, J., Finlayson, B. L. (2002) Estimating discharge at an ungauged site, Australian J. Water Resources 5, 113-117.

Irrigation

Oakes, A., Fenton, J. D. & Haw, L. (1997) Channel regulation - fact or folklore?, in Proc. ANCID Conference, 2-4 September, ANCID, Deniliquin.

Fenton, J. D., Aughton, D. & Oakes, A. (1998) On gate stroking and upstream and downstream control, in Proceedings, Irrigation Association of Australia 1998 National Conference, Brisbane, pp. 609-618.

Khanna, M., Fenton, J. D., Malano, H. M. & H.Turral (2000) Two-dimensional simulation model for contour basin layouts in southeast Australia, in Proc. ASCE Watershed 2000, June 20-24, Fort Collins.

Khanna, M., Malano, H. M., Fenton, J. D. & Turral, H. (2003) Design and management guidelines for contour basin irrigation layouts in southeast Australia, Agricultural Water Management 62, 19-35.

Khanna, M., Malano, H. M., Fenton, J. D. & Turral, H. (2003) Two-Dimensional Simulation Model for Contour Basin Layouts in Southeast Australia. I: Rectangular Basins, J. Irrigation and Drainage Engng 129, 305-316.

Khanna, M., Malano, H. M., Fenton, J. D. & Turral, H. (2003) Two-Dimensional Simulation Model for Contour Basin Layouts in Southeast Australia. II: Irregular Shape and Multiple Basins, J. Irrigation and Drainage Engng 129, 317-325.

Barlow, K., Fenton, J. D., Nash, D. & Grayson, R. (2006) Modelling phosphorus transport in a surface irrigation drain, Advances in Water Resources 29(9), 1383-1398.

Barlow, K., Nash, D., Grayson, R. & Fenton, J. (2004) Factors affecting the role of irrigation drains as sources or sinks of phosphorus, Proc. 2nd Asian Regional Conference, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, 14-17th March 2004, Moama, NSW, Published as compact disk.

Wendt, C., Weyer, E., Mareels, I. & Fenton, J. D. (1999) Soft sensor for flow measurement: models from data, in Proc. Workshop on Modernization of Irrigation Water Delivery Systems, US Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, October 17-21, Phoenix, pp. 681-693.

Weyer, E., Mareels, I., Fenton, J. D. & Aughton, D. J. (2000) Advanced management and control of water networks, in Proc. of the 10th World Water Congress, 12-17 March, Paper no. 249, Melbourne.

Water waves

Fenton, J. D. (1972) A ninth-order solution for the solitary wave, J. Fluid Mechanics 53, 257-271.

Fenton, J. D. (1972) Waves in Open Channels and the Energy, Momentum and Discharge Invariants, PhD thesis, Cambridge University.

Fenton, J. D. (1973) Cnoidal waves and bores in uniform channels of arbitrary cross-section, J. Fluid Mechanics 58, 417-434.

Fenton, J. D. (1973) Some results for surface gravity waves on shear flows, J. Inst. Maths. Applics. 12, 1-20.

Longuet-Higgins, M. S. & Fenton, J. D. (1974) On the mass, momentum, energy and circulation of a solitary wave. II, Proc. Roy. Soc. London Ser. A 340(1623), 471-493.

Fenton, J. D. & Mills, D. A. (1976) Shoaling waves: numerical solution of exact equations, in D. G. Provis & R. Radok, eds, Proc. IUTAM Symp. on Waves on Water of Variable Depth, Vol. 64 of Lecture Notes in Physics, Springer, Canberra, pp. 94-101.

Fenton, J. D. (1978) Wave forces on vertical bodies of revolution, J. Fluid Mechanics 85, 241-255.

Fenton, J. D. (1979) A high-order cnoidal wave theory, J. Fluid Mechanics 94, 129-161.

Fenton, J. D. & Rienecker, M. M. (1980) Accurate numerical solutions for nonlinear waves, in Proc. 17th Int. Conf. Coastal Engng, Sydney, pp. 50-69.

Rienecker, M. M. & Fenton, J. D. (1981) A Fourier approximation method for steady water waves, J. Fluid Mechanics 104, 119-137.

Schwartz, L. W. & Fenton, J. D. (1982) Strongly-nonlinear waves, in M. Van Dyke, J. V. Wehausen & J. L. Lumley, eds, Ann. Rev. Fluid Mech., Vol. 14, Annual Reviews, Palo Alto, pp. 39-60.

Fenton, J. D. & Rienecker, M. M. (1982) A Fourier method for solving nonlinear water wave problems: Application to solitary wave interactions, J. Fluid Mechanics 118, 411-443.

Fenton, J. D. (1983) On the application of steady wave theories, in Proc. 6th Australasian Conf. Coastal and Ocean Engng, Gold Coast, pp. 64-68.

Fenton, J. D. (1985) A fifth-order Stokes theory for steady waves, J. Waterway Port Coastal and Ocean Engng 111, 216-234.

Fenton, J. D. (1985) Wave forces on vertical walls, J. Waterway Port Coastal and Ocean Div. ASCE 111, 693-718.

Fenton, J. D. (1985) Wave forces on vertical walls, in Proc. 7th Australasian Conf. Coastal & Ocean Engng, Vol. 2, Christchurch, N.Z., pp. 315-324.

Fenton, J. D. (1986) Polynomial approximation and water waves, in Proc. 20th Int. Conf. Coastal Engng, Vol. 1, Taipei, pp. 193-207.

Fenton, J. D. (1988) The numerical solution of steady water wave problems, Computers and Geosciences 14, 357-368.

Fenton, J. D. & Christian, C. D. (1989) Inferring wave properties from sub-surface pressure data, in Proc. 9th Australasian Conf. Coastal & Ocean Engng, Adelaide, pp. 380-384.

Fenton, J. D. (1990) Nonlinear wave theories, in B. Le Méhauté & D. M. Hanes, eds, The Sea - Ocean Engineering Science, Part A, Vol. 9, Wiley, New York, pp. 3-25.

Fenton, J. D. & McKee, W. D. (1990) On calculating the lengths of water waves, Coastal Engineering 14, 499-513.

Drennan, W. M., Fenton, J. D. & Donelan, M. A. (1990) Numerical simulation of nonlinear wave groups, in Proc. 11th Ann. Conf. Canadian Applied Math. Soc., Halifax.

Fenton, J. D. (1993) Simulating wave shoaling with boundary integral equations, in Proc. 11th Australasian Conference on Coastal and Ocean Engng, Townsville, pp. 71-76.

Fenton, J. D. (1994) A spectral method for diffraction problems, in Proc. Int. Symp. on Waves - Physical and Numerical Modelling, Vancouver, pp. 961-970.

Fenton, J. D. (1995) A numerical cnoidal theory for steady water waves, in Proc. 12th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engng Conference, Melbourne, pp. 157-162.

Kennedy, A. B. & Fenton, J. D. (1995) Simulation of the propagation of surface gravity waves using local polynomial approximation, in Proc. 12th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engng Conference, Melbourne, pp. 287-292.

Townsend, M. & Fenton, J. D. (1995) Numerical comparisons of wave analysis methods, in Proc. 12th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engng Conference, Melbourne, pp. 169-173.

Townsend, M. & Fenton, J. D. (1996) A comparison of analysis methods for wave pressure data, in Proc. 25th Int. Conf. Coastal Engng, Vol. 1, Orlando, pp. 575-588.

Kennedy, A. B. & Fenton, J. D. (1996) A fully nonlinear 3-D method for the computation of wave propagation, in Proc. 25th Int. Conf. Coastal Engng, Vol. 1, Orlando, pp. 1102-1115.

Fenton, J. D. & Kennedy, A. B. (1996) Fast methods for computing the shoaling of nonlinear waves, in Proc. 25th Int. Conf. Coastal Engng, Vol. 1, Orlando, pp. 1130-1143.

Kennedy, A. B. & Fenton, J. D. (1997) A fully-nonlinear computational method for wave propagation over topography, Coastal Engineering 32, 137-161.

Fenton, J. D. (1999) The cnoidal theory of water waves, in J. B. Herbich, ed., Developments in Offshore Engineering, Gulf, Houston, chapter 2, pp. 55-100.

Fenton, J. D. (1999) Numerical methods for nonlinear waves, in P. L.-F. Liu, ed., Advances in Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Vol. 5, World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 241-324.
N. Krouzecky, J. D. Fenton, B. Huber & G. Klasz (2013) Investigations of ship-induced waves on the Austrian Danube in the Donau-Auen National Park, Fifth Symposium for Research in Protected Areas, 10-12 June, Mittersill, Austria, pp. 425 - 430.

Coastal, ocean and harbour engineering

Sharp, B. B. & Fenton, J. D. (1968) A model investigation of squat, Dock and Harbour Authority, November, pp. 242-244.

Sharp, B. B. & Fenton, J. D. (1968) Report of investigation of a proposed dock at Yarraville, Report DR16, University of Melbourne Civil Engng Dept.

Hamill, R., Christian, C. D. & Fenton, J. D. (1989) Investigation of beach erosion at Mission Bay, in Proc. 9th Australasian Conf. Coastal & Ocean Engng, Adelaide, pp. 219-223.

Numerical methods

Fenton, J. D. (1982) On the numerical solution of convective equations, Bull. Austral. Math. Soc. 26, 81-105.

Fenton, J. D. (1983) A Taylor series method for numerical fluid mechanics, in Proc. 8th Australasian Fluid Mech.Conf, Newcastle, Australia, pp. 1C13-1C16.

Fenton, J. D. (1989) Stable numerical methods for diffusive flows, in Proc. Watercomp '89, First Australasian Conference on Technical Computing in the Water Industry, Melbourne, pp. 185-189.

Fenton, J. D. (1992) Exploiting periodicity in boundary integral equations, in Proc. 11th Australasian Fluid Mech. Conf., Hobart, pp. 667-670.

Fenton, J. D. (1994) Interpolation and numerical differentiation in civil engineering problems, Civ. Engng Trans, Inst. Engnrs Austral. CE36, 331-337.

Fenton, J. D. (1996) Exploiting periodicity in boundary integral equations, in A. K. Easton & J. M. Steiner, eds, The Role of Mathematics in Modern Engineering, Proc. 1st Biennial Engng Mathematics Conference, Melbourne, Studentlitteratur, Lund, pp. 565-576.

Sediment transport

Fenton, J. D. (1974) Solitary grain movement on rough beds, Hydraulics & Hydrology Res. Rept. 3, Imperial College London Civil Engnrng. Dept.

Fenton, J. D. & Abbott, J. E. (1977) Initial movement of grains on a stream bed: the effect of relative protrusion, Proc. Roy. Soc. London Ser. A 352, 523-537.

Coleman, S. E. & Fenton, J. D. (1996) Potential flow instability theory and bed forms, in Proc. ASCE North American Water and Environment Congress '96.

Coleman, S. E. & Fenton, J. D. (2000) Potential-flow instability theory and alluvial stream bed forms, J. Fluid Mechanics 418, 101-117.

Seepage flow and rockfill dams

Fenton, J. D. (1968) Hydraulic and stability analyses of rockfill dams, Report DR15, University of Melbourne Civil Engng Dept.

Fenton, J. D. (1990) Calculating seepage flow with a free surface: Some old methods and some new ones, in Proc. N.Z. Geomechanics Society Groundwater and Seepage Symp., Auckland, pp. 31-36.

Nielsen, P., Aseervatham, R., Fenton, J. D. & Perrochet, P. (1997) Groundwater waves in aquifers of intermediate depths, Advances in Water Resources 20(1), 37-43.

Teaching

Fenton, J. D. (1996) Teaching engineering using mathematical packages, in Z. J. Pudlowski & R. G. Hadgraft, eds, The Application of Computer-Assisted Training Programs in Engineering Education, Monash Engineering Education Series, UNESCO Supported International Centre for Engineering Education, Clayton, Australia.

Mathematical function theory

Original paper: Fenton, J. D. & Gardiner-Garden, R. S. (1982) Rapidly-convergent methods for evaluating elliptic integrals and theta and elliptic functions, J. Austral. Math. Soc. Ser. B 24, 47-58.

Retyped in LaTeX: Fenton, J. D. & Gardiner-Garden, R. S. (1982) Rapidly-convergent methods for evaluating elliptic integrals and theta and elliptic functions, J. Austral. Math. Soc. Ser. B 24, 47-58.

Pipelines

Fenton, J. D. & Stecki, J. S. (1995) Subsea control systems - on the nature of wave propagation in long hydraulic transmission lines, in Design and Performance: Proc. 8th Bath Int. Fluid Power Workshop, 20-22 Sep. 1995, Bath, pp. 126-139.

Fenton, J. D. (1999) Leakage Management Research Project, Report 5/98, Centre for Environmental Applied Hydrology, The University of Melbourne.

Fenton, J. D., Josem, A. C. & Hinwood, J. B. (1991) Chaotic and other oscillations of pipelines, in Proc. 10th Australasian Conf. Coastal and Ocean Engng, Auckland, pp. 381-386.

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