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Phone: (208) 885-6782
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: (208) 885-6608
Email: civilengr@uidaho.edu

Buchanan Engineering (BEL)
Room 102

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1022
Moscow, ID 83844-1022


Contact Denise Engebrecht
Phone: (208) 364-6123
Fax: (208) 364-3160
Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Idaho Falls

Contact Debbie Caudle
Phone: (208) 282-7983
Fax: (208) 282-7929
Email: debrac@uidaho.edu

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Distance Education

Engineering Outreach
Phone: (208) 885-6373
Toll-free: (800) 824-2889
Fax: (208) 885-9249
E-mail: outreach@uidaho.edu


Jim Liou

Jim (Chyr Pyng) Liou, Ph.D., P.E., Fulbright Scholar

Office: Buchanan 105
Phone: 208-885-6202
Email: liou@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Civil Engineering Department
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1022
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1022

College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Professor, Hydraulics

Campus Locations: Moscow

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Fluid Transients
    • Pipeline Monitoring
    • Pipeline Safety
    • Stratified Flows
    • Water Quality Modeling in Distribution Networks
    • Fishery Hydraulics
  • Selected Publications
    • Liou, Jim C. P., “AUV Hydrodynamics for Survivability and Controllability,” Paper 0-933957, Proceedings of the OCIANS2011 MTS/IEEE KONA Conference and Exhibition, Marine Technology Society and IEEE, Sept. 19-222, Kona, Hawaii, 2011.

    • Liou, C. P., Parks, D., and Schulz, R., “A Criterion for the Onset of Air Ingress in VHTR by Air Intrusion,” Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, CONE18-29840, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Chinese Nuclear Society, and Japan society of Mechanical Engineers, May 17-21, Xi’an, China, 2010.

    • Smith, D. L., Liou, C. P., “Critical Shear Stress of Trout Feed and Implications for Pariculate Transport in Flow Through Raceways,” Aquacultural Engineering, Vol. 42, pp. 112-120, 2010.
    • Caamano, D., Goodwin, P., Buffington, J. M., Liou, C. P., and Daley-Laursen S., “A Unifying Criterion for the Velocity Reversal Hypothesis in Gravel-Bed Rivers, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 135, No. 1, pp. 66-70, 2009.

    • Liou, C. P., Parks, D. L., Schultz, R., and Williams, B. G., “Stratified Flow in Horizontal Piping of Passive Emergency Core Cooling Systems,” ICOME13-50450, Proceedins of the 13th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Chinese Nuclear Society, Beijing, China, May 16-20, 2005.

    • Li, G., and Liou, C. P., “Swing Check Valve Characterization and Modeling During Transients,” Journal of Fluids Engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. 125, November 2003, pp. 1043-1050.

  • Research Projects
    • Water hammer in fluid transmission and distribution systems.
    • Hydrodynamics of autonomous underwater vehicles.
    • Air ingress and stratified flow phenomena related to next generation nuclear reactors.
    • Stratified flows and biosediment transport in aquacultural facilities.
    • Real time leak detection for oil and natural gas pipelines.
    • Consulting to industries and governments on water hammer, pipeline safety, pipeline leak detection and water quality in distribution networks.

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