Publication

( * Corresponding author)

Journal articles (under review):

  • Xie, Y; Melville, B.W.; Shamseldin, A.Y.; Whittaker, C.N.; Yang, Y * (under review). “Simultaneous measurement of flow structures and inertial accelerations during particle entrainment using a smart sediment particle.” Submitted to Journal of Hydraulic Engineering.
  • Yang, Y., Wang, L.*, Melville, B.W., Shamseldin, A.Y. (under review). “Morphological response at instream structures to fluvial bedform migration.” Submitted to Water Resources Research.

Journal articles (published & in press):

  • Wang L, Nie R, Slater L.J., Xu Z, Guan D, Yang Y* (2022). Education can improve response to flash floods. Science, 377(6613):1391–2. DOI: 10.1126/science.ade6616
  • Xie, Y, Melville, B.W., Shamseldin, A.Y., Whittaker, C.N.; Yang, Y * (2022, accepted). “Near-bed hydrodynamics associated with the entrainment of coarse particles at different protrusion heights”.  Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.  DOI: TBC
  • Xie, Y; Melville, B.W.; Shamseldin, A.Y.; Whittaker, C.N.; Yang, Y * (2022). “Smart Sediment Particle: A novel approach to investigating fluvial bed entrainment using instrumented sensors.” Submitted to Journal of Hydraulic Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsrc.2022.08.003
  • Sheppard, D. M. *, Melville, B.W., Yang, Y. (2022, accepted). “Equilibrium structure-induced sediment scour at bridge piers with complex geometries.” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. DOI: TBC
  • Xie, Y, Melville, B.W., Shamseldin, A.Y., Whittaker, C.N.; Yang, Y * (2022). “Near-bed hydrodynamics associated with the entrainment of coarse particles at different protrusion heights”.  Journal of Hydrodynamics.  DOI: TBC
  • Shao, D.*, Zheng, J., Zhang, J., Yang, Y., Zhang, J., (2022). ” Vibrating behavior of submerged floating tunnel in current field investigated with hybrid vector-autoregressive model.” Ocean Engineering, 256, 111359. DOI:  10.1016/j.oceaneng.2022.111359.
  • Tang, Z., Yang, Y.*, Melville, B.W., Shamseldin, A.Y., Whittaker, C.N., Guan, D. (2022, accepted). “Hydrodynamic uplift forces on submerged bridge decks during bedform migration.” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. DOI: TBD.
  • Yang, Y., Melville, B.W., Xiong, X., Wang, L * (2022). “Temporal Evolution of Scour at Bridge Abutments in Compound Channels.” International Journal of Sediment Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsrc.2022.03.004
  • Yang, B., Yang, Y.*, Yang, Z., Feng, X., Ye, Q., Yu, L., Ou, J. (2021). “Wave characteristics in a semi-enclosed offshore windfarm influenced by East Asian monsoon and extreme weather: A study of central Hangzhou Bay, China.” Ocean Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s10236-021-01480-x.
  • Yang, Y.*, Melville, B.W., Macky, G.H., and Shamseldin, A.Y. (2021). “Experimental study on live-bed scour at complex bridge pier with bed-form migration.” Ocean Engineering, 234, 109329. DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2021.109329.
  • Xing, Y., Shao, D.*, Yang, Y., Ma, X., Zhang, S. (2021) “Influence and interactions of input factors in urban flood inundation modeling: an examination with variance-based global sensitivity analysis.” Journal of Hydrology, 126524. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126524.
  • Yang, Y.*, Xiong, X., Melville, B.W., Sturm, T. (2021). “Dynamic Morphology in a Bridge-contracted Compound Channel During Extreme Floods: Effects of Abutments, Bed-forms And Scour Countermeasures.” Journal of Hydrology, 125930. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.125930
  • Yang, Y.*, Xiong, X., Melville, B.W., Sturm, T. (2021). “Flow redistribution at bridge contraction in compound channel for extreme hydrological events and implications for sediment erosion.” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001861.
  • Melville, B.W., Yang, Y.*, Xiong, X., Ettema R., Nowroozpour A. (2021). “Effect of streamwise contraction length on clear-water scour at setback bridge abutments in compound river channels.” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001860.
  • Xie, C.*, Fu, J., Chen, J., Huang, Y., Yang, Y. (2020) “Health monitoring, diagnosis and restoration of river and lake.” China Water Resources, No.902(20), 38-40. (in Chinese)
  • Xie, C., Yang, Y.*, Liu, Y., Liu, G., Fan, Z., Li., Y. (2020). “A nation-wide framework for evaluating freshwater health in China: background, administration and indicators.” Water, 12(9), 2596. DOI: 10.3390/w12092596.
  • Yang, Y.*, Melville, B.W., Macky, G.H., Shamseldin, A.Y. (2020). “Experimental study on scour at complex bridge piers under the influence of waves and combined wave-current.” Coastal Engineering, 103730. DOI:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2020.103730.
  • Yang, Y.*, Melville, B.W., Macky, G.H., and Shamseldin, A.Y. (2020). “Temporal evolution of clear-water local scour at aligned and skewed complex bridge piers.” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 146(4), 04020026. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001732.
  • Yang, Y.*, Melville, B.W., Sheppard, D.M., and Shamseldin, A.Y. (2019). “Live-bed scour at wide and long-skewed bridge piers in comparatively shallow water.” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 145(5), 06019005. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001600.
  • Yang, Y.*, Melville, B.W., Macky, G.H., Shamseldin, A.Y. (2019). “Local scour at complex bridge piers in close proximity under clear-water and live-bed flow regime.” Water, 2019, 11(8):1530. DOI: 10.3390/w12092596.
  • Yang, Y.*, Melville, B.W., Sheppard, D.M., and Shamseldin, A.Y. (2018). “Clear-water local scour at skewed complex bridge piers.” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 144(6), 04018019. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY .1943-7900.0001458.

Conference papers:

  • Yang, Y., Xiong, X., Melville, B.W. (2020). Dynamic Processes of Scour at Spill-through Bridge Abutments with Riprap Countermeasures in Compound Channels for Flood Events. 5th International Symposium on Shallow Flows, 16-18 December, 2020. (abstract accepted)
  • Yang, Y., Melville, B.W., Macky, G.H., Shamseldin, A.Y. (2020). “Characteristics of scour at complex bridge pier under combined co-directional waves and current”. In Scour and Erosion IX: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE 2020), Washington DC, USA.
  • Yang, Y., Melville, B. W., & Shamseldin, A. Y. (2018). “Characteristics of live-bed scour at bridge piers with simple and complex pier geometry”. In Scour and Erosion IX: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE 2018), November 5-8, 2018, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Yang, Y., Melville, B. W., & Shamseldin, A. Y. (2018),“Scale-effect of flow-field and sediment size in pier-scour experiments with simple and complex geometry” In Proceeding of the 2nd International Symposium on Hydraulic Modelling and Measuring Technology, May 30 – June 1, 2018, Nanjing, China.
  • Yang, Y., Melville, B.W., Shamseldin, A.Y., Friedrich, H. (2017). “Effect of skewness on clear-water local scour at complex bridge piers.” Proceedings of the 37th IAHR World Congress at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Lam, E., Yang, Y., Melville, B., Friedrich, H., & Whittaker, C. (2017). Prediction of pier scour depth at bridges with composite piers and headstock supporting structures. In 13th Hydraulics in Water Engineering Conference (p. 344). Engineers Australia.

Technical reports:

  • “A Review of Frameworks and Practices for Evaluating the Health of Rivers and Lakes and Recommendations for the He-Zhang (Chief) System in China”. Report prepared for Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute., Auckland Uniservices Limited, The University of Auckland. (2020)
  • “Cobb Dam Physical Hydraulic Model Final Report”. Report prepared for Trustpower Ltd., Auckland Uniservices Limited, The University of Auckland. (2019)
  • “Leith Flood Protection Scheme – Dundas Street Bridge Culvert Upgrade Widening”. Report prepared for Otago Regional Council, Auckland Uniservices Limited, The University of Auckland. (2018)
  • “Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway Upgrade – Physical Scour Modelling of Bridges”. Report prepared for New South Wales Road and Maritime Services, Auckland Uniservices Limited, The University of Auckland. (2016)

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