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Professor Kevin Hall

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)

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A passion for excellence and discovery

Drawing on innovation and his diverse interests, Professor Kevin Hall is contributing to the University’s global research success.

Kevin HallThe University of Newcastle is a research-led university built on the foundation of discovery and access to new knowledge. At the helm of this discovery is Professor Kevin Hall, an accomplished civil engineer and the University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation).

“I have the best job on campus,” he acknowledges.

"I’m lucky to have a hand in nurturing the careers of some of our boldest and brightest."

It’s gratifying being able to bring in the next generation of experts and watch them grow as articulate, empathetic and inspiring thinkers and doers.

Balancing act

Running his own hydro technology company for seven years between his undergraduate and PhD studies, Kevin has been a visionary from the very beginning. Designing a handful of the world’s most beautiful and mechanically sound harbours, marinas and beaches before undertaking a PhD at the University of New South Wales, the Canadian native didn’t expect to “enjoy” research so much.

“I saw it purely as a business advantage,” he confesses.

“Not many engineering consultants had their doctorates in the early 1980s.”

“During my candidature I concentrated on measuring waves and understanding how they propagate through coastal structures, such as breakwaters.”

Deciding not to return to the corporate realm after receiving his award in 1986, Kevin joined Canada’s Queen’s University. As somebody who likes to be involved in a “variety of things,” he undertook research in a number of different areas.

“For a long while, my primary area of strength was numerical modelling, which uses equations and other mathematical techniques to represent natural processes,” he explains.

“A national event involving pathogens caught my attention however, and expanded my focus.

“A number of young and elderly people died because of a particular strain of e. coli bacteria that was present in the public drinking supply in a small town in Ontario.”

Collaborating with a team of physicists, biochemists and mechanical engineers, Kevin looked to construct an automated pathogen detection system to “ensure this wouldn’t happen again.”

“The project led to a start-up business that we built up over three or so years,” he recalls. “It was then sold to a French water consortium.”

Dually exploring water quality and its impacts on health, Kevin’s multidisciplinary effort also prepared him for successful partnerships across a number of sectors ranging from public health to coastal protection.

Several members of his research team developed design techniques for artificial surfing reefs which also provided shoreline protection.

Sense and sustainability

Kevin relocated to the University of Guelph in southwestern Ontario in 2008, signing on to become its Vice-President (Research). Though conceding the executive role to be a “one and a half time job by itself,” the distinguished educator and innovator affirms he still made plenty of room for research.

“For the past 20 years I have been working in the urban slums of India and Africa where there is no infrastructure, sanitation, or fresh drinking water,” he conveys.

“Adapting relatively simple, effective and low cost technology, my team has helped the women in these communities design and implement equipment that is easy to use and will provide fresh drinking water at the household level.”

“The hope is that they will make a business and sell the units to the areas adjacent to them.”

“It is very meaningful research and it has a lot of impact – which you see right away.”

Down under

Kevin returned to Australia in March 2014, accepting the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the University of Newcastle. Continuing to work with his head and lead with his heart, the sharp strategist admits this newest role is as demanding as it is rewarding.

“I’m an enthusiastic and vocal supporter of our researchers,” he shares.

“One of my main responsibilities is to promote their efforts to local communities, state and federal politicians, businesses and non-government organisations, and international institutions.”

“Getting to know what we’re doing here on campus is a really cool part of the job.”

Kevin is also pushing the frontiers of a burgeoning academic arena – interdisciplinarity.

“By being made aware of who’s investigating what, I can link people together, like our powerhouse respiratory medicine network with scientists from the Hunter Valley, Sweden, Britain, North America and Singapore,” he affirms.

“Australia is moving more and more into an ‘Innovation Agenda,’ which will see us use knowledge to drive the economy and buffer ourselves against some of the global crises that are occurring around commodity prices.”

“This, by default, means we need to start working in teams of varying skills and professional fields.”

Kevin Hall

A passion for excellence and discovery

Drawing on innovation and his diverse interests, Professor Kevin Hall is contributing to the University’s global research success

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Outstanding research leadership

Following an extensive international search, the University of Newcastle appointed Professor Kevin Hall to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation).

Professor Kevin HallAn accomplished researcher in the field of civil engineering, Professor Hall has had a distinguished academic career holding senior academic leadership roles in universities in Canada, most recently as the Vice-President for Research and External Partnerships at the University of Guelph in Ontario.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, said Professor Hall's outstanding academic leadership experience and strong research record would be key to driving forward the University's ambitious research and innovation agenda.

"This is an exciting time to be joining the University of Newcastle. Our NeW Directions strategic plan puts forward a clear set of aspirations and an ambition to be a global leader in research driving world-class innovation."

Professor Hall said he was delighted to have the opportunity to work with the talented researchers at the University of Newcastle who hold an international reputation for research excellence.

"My aim is to work with colleagues to build on the institution's strong culture of innovation and impact in research and student training, and to engage fully with its diverse partner and stakeholder groups – particularly industry – at the regional, national and international levels."

Professor Hall studied a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science at Queen's University in Canada, and completed his PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of New South Wales.

As the University of Guelph's Vice-President for Research and External Partnerships, Professor Hall has responsibility for all aspects of the institution's research portfolio including strategy and policy, integrity and compliance, research income generation and stakeholder relations. Under Professor Hall's tenure, research with industry partners increased by 80 per cent.

Prior to joining Guelph in 2009, he held senior academic leadership positions at Queen's University including founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Water and the Environment, University Research Fellow and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering.

Kevin Hall

Outstanding research leadership

Following an extensive international search, the University of Newcastle appointed Professor Kevin Hall to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and

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Career Summary

Biography

Professor Kevin Hall joined the University as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) in March 2014 and is responsible for the University’s diverse and comprehensive research enterprise and acts as the University’s chief research officer. Professor Hall was previously Vice President (Research and External Partnerships) at the University of Guelph, Canada and prior to that held various roles at Queen’s University, Canada over a 20-year period, including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada University Research Fellow, Department Head (Civil Engineering), Director of the Centre for Water and the Environment, and Chair of the Advisory Board for the Institute for Population and Public Health.

Professor Hall carries out transdisciplinary research across a number of major themes including water quality modeling, development of environmental monitoring and pathogen detection systems, syndromic surveillance, and water and health in marginalised communities. His research has been incorporated into Engineering Design Manuals both nationally and internationally.

Professor Hall is a current board member of Intersect (Australia), Newcastle Innovation (Australia) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (Australia). He is a past board member of Bioconversion Network, TRIUMF (Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics), C4 Network (Technology transfer consortium), Canadian Bovine Mastitis Network, Guelph-Waterloo Biotechnology Partnership, the Accelerator Centre, SHARCNET (high performance computing network), Allergen (Canadian Centre of Excellence), Pathogen Detection Systems (spin-off company) and the Lifestyle Research Network. Professor Hall is a member of a number of professional and learned engineering societies.

Research Expertise
Key areas of research include water quality modelling, development of environmental monitoring and pathogen detection systems, syndromic surveillance and water and health in marginalized communities.









Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Science, Queens University Ontario - Canada
  • Master of Science (Engineering), Queens University Ontario - Canada

Keywords

  • bioengineering
  • coastal engineering
  • coastal hydrodynamics
  • pathogen detection systems
  • water quality and health
  • water quality and marginalised communities

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
090509 Water Resources Engineering 50
090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & University of Newcastle
Office - DVC (Research and Innovation)
Australia
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Publications

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Book (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
1992 Hall KR, Kao J, Mulcahy M, The influence of armour stone gradation on dynamically stable breakwaters (1992)

Dynamically stable or berm breakwaters are structures in which the armour layer is comprised of a wide range of stone sizes and undergoes reshaping in response to wave action. As ... [more]

Dynamically stable or berm breakwaters are structures in which the armour layer is comprised of a wide range of stone sizes and undergoes reshaping in response to wave action. As a result of this wave action, a stable profile is achieved. The effect of the gradation of armour stones and the amount of rounded stones in the armour on dynamically stable breakwaters was assessed in a two dimensional wave flume. A total of 52 series of tests were undertaken at the Coastal Engineering Research Laboartory of Queen's University, Kingston, Canada using irregular waves. Profiles of the structure during the various stages of reshaping were measured using a profiler developed for this study. Four gradations of armour stones were used giving a range in uniformity coefficient (D "SUB 85" /D "SUB 15" ) of 1.35 to 5.4. The core of the breakwaters was relatively permeable. The volume of stones and the initial berm width required for development of a stable profile along with the extent to which the toe of the structure progressed seaward were chosen as representative parameters of the reshaped breakwater. The results indicated that the toe width formed as a result of reshaping and the volume of stones required for reshaping were dependent on the gradation of the armour stone. The initial berm width required for reshaping was found to be dependent on both the gradation and the percentage of rounded stones in the armour. (A)

1992 Hall KR, Hettiarachchi S, Mathematical modelling of wave interaction with rubble mound breakwaters (1992)

The interaction of a wave with a rubblemound breakwater results in a complex flow field which is both nonlinear and turbulent, particularly within a region close to the surface of... [more]

The interaction of a wave with a rubblemound breakwater results in a complex flow field which is both nonlinear and turbulent, particularly within a region close to the surface of the structure. Numerical models describing internal flow in a rubblemound breakwater are becoming increasingly important, particularly as the influence of scale effects on internal flow in physical hydraulic models are becoming understood as important. A number of numerical models to predict the internal breakwater flow kinematics have been produced in the past two decades. This paper provides a review of the state-of-the-art of numerical modelling of wave interaction with rubblemound breakwaters. Details of the theoretical development and the resulting numerical solution techniques are presented. Methods for incorporating secondary effects such as two phase (air-water) flow, inertia, and unbalanced boundary conditions are discussed. Limitations of the models resulting from the validity of the assumptions made in order to effect a numerical solution are discussed. (A)

1989 Hall KR, Phreatic surface motion in rubblemound breakwaters. (1989)

A series of experimental tests in which measurements of phreatic or free surface motion in a rubble mound breakwater were obtained, are discussed. The purpose of the experiments w... [more]

A series of experimental tests in which measurements of phreatic or free surface motion in a rubble mound breakwater were obtained, are discussed. The purpose of the experiments was to investigate the mechanism of wave energy dissipation and phreatic surface motion within the core, filter and armour zones of a breakwater. The influence of armour unit type, armour layer geometry, breakwater slope and construction materials were investigated. Tests were carried out on the model breakwater in a two-dimensional wave flume. The test methodology and instrumentation are described. Basic shapes of the phreatic surface found within the breakwater are presented. The average and maximum phreatic surface elevation was found to increase with increasing wave height, wave period and steeper slopes. The type of core and its permeability significantly influenced the surface profile.

1987 Hall KR, Numerical and physical modelling of breakwater flow kinematics. (1987)

The processes involved in wave/breakwater interaction, especially the external and internal pressure fields, were studied experimentally. Wave runup and rundown and the movement o... [more]

The processes involved in wave/breakwater interaction, especially the external and internal pressure fields, were studied experimentally. Wave runup and rundown and the movement of the internal phreatic surface were measured. The effectiveness of a mass armoured breakwater using a thicker layer of smaller sized stones than usual was assessed. The performance of a numerical model of internal flow in breakwaters was tested using the experimental findings.

1987 Foster DN, Hall KR, Natural armoured rubble mound breakwaters. (1987)

In this paper prototype experience with natural armoured breakwaters of both the mass armoured and berm types is presented. In addition the results of experimental studies in whic... [more]

In this paper prototype experience with natural armoured breakwaters of both the mass armoured and berm types is presented. In addition the results of experimental studies in which a test breakwater is instrumented with pressure transducers on both the external face and within the core of the breakwater are presented and provide further substantiation of the benefits of this type of breakwater.

1985 Hall KR, Baird WF, Turcke DJ, Structural design procedures for concrete armour units. (1985)

A rational design procedure for rubble-mound breakwater protection which will ensure both the structural integrity and hydraulic stability of individual concrete armour units and ... [more]

A rational design procedure for rubble-mound breakwater protection which will ensure both the structural integrity and hydraulic stability of individual concrete armour units and the overall armour system is presented. The procedure involves new experimental techniques for measuring strains in model concrete armour units in a hydraulic model of a breakwater subjected to simulated prototype loads on units. Selected design loads are used to define the resultant stress distribution to allow the designer to take the necessary measures to ensure the structural performance of the unit in a breakwater environment. (A)

1985 Scott D, Turcke DJ, Hall K, Experimental modelling of breakwater units in a hydraulic environment. (1985)

In discussion of armour units for breakwaters this paper consideres the forces that act on an armour unit. The response of this armour unit in a hydraulic environment was studied ... [more]

In discussion of armour units for breakwaters this paper consideres the forces that act on an armour unit. The response of this armour unit in a hydraulic environment was studied and a number of instrumentation systems and hydraulic model materials were reviewed. The armour unit chosen was the dolos unit. (from paper)

1983 Hall KR, Baird WF, Rauw CI, Wave protection for an offshore runway extension, Alaska. (1983)

Wave protection for an offshore rockfill structure was developed using two and three dimensional hydraulic model studies. The wave protection scheme, designed to survive a design ... [more]

Wave protection for an offshore rockfill structure was developed using two and three dimensional hydraulic model studies. The wave protection scheme, designed to survive a design storm having a peak significant wave height of 33 feet, consists of a 75 foot wide outer berm of 3.9 to 19 ton angular quarry stone placed between elevations of -55 and +10 feet (MSL) and a conventional two stone armour layer between +10 and +30 feet (MSL). The stability of the structure is developed during early periods of wave action as stones are moved and the outer berm is reshaped into a stable profile. Test results indicate that if design wave conditions are exceeded, rapid disintegration of the armour layer would not occur. The armour system is designed so that essentially 100 per cent of the quarry is utilized and so that it can be built using land based equipment that primarily consists of a truck dumping operation. (A)

1966 Baird WF, Hall KR, The design of armour systems for the protection of rubble mound breakwaters. (1966)

Studies the history of armour system design and examines the performance of these systems in protecting rubble mound breakwaters. Quarried stone systems include random placement, ... [more]

Studies the history of armour system design and examines the performance of these systems in protecting rubble mound breakwaters. Quarried stone systems include random placement, regular placement, and on alternative scheme. Considers design formulae for these systems and some design limitations. Randomly placed concrete armour units are often of complex shape for better interlocking. Occasionally the units are reinforced. Regularly placed concrete units can show high stability but construction may be difficult. Examines formulae for estimating the weight of an armour unit, noting limitations of the Hudson formula. Notes the differences among various model studies to determine stability of the armour layer. Discusses the causes of recent rubble mound failures, and hence develops recommended design procedures. Discussion is on pages 121- 132. (C.J.U.)

Hall KR, Model investigation of erosion of consolidated cohesive soils.

A series of laboratory experiments were undertaken to investigate the initiation of motion of consolidated cohesive sediments. The study was primarily designed to investigate the ... [more]

A series of laboratory experiments were undertaken to investigate the initiation of motion of consolidated cohesive sediments. The study was primarily designed to investigate the influence of clay content and consolidation pressure on the erodibility of cohesive sediments obtained from the Norman Wells area located along the MacKenzie River, Northwest Territories. (from author's abstract)

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Journal article (41 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 MacDonald MC, Juran L, Jose J, Srinivasan S, Ali SI, Aronson KJ, Hall K, 'The impact of rainfall and seasonal variability on the removal of bacteria by a point-of-use drinking water treatment intervention in Chennai, India', International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 26 208-221 (2016)

© 2015 Taylor & Francis.Point-of-use water treatment has received widespread application in the developing world to help mitigate waterborne infectious disease. This study examin... [more]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis.Point-of-use water treatment has received widespread application in the developing world to help mitigate waterborne infectious disease. This study examines the efficacy of a combined filter and chemical disinfection technology in removing bacterial contaminants, and more specifically changes in its performance resulting from seasonal weather variability. During a 12-month field trial in Chennai, India, mean log-reductions were 1.51 for E. coli and 1.67 for total coliforms, and the highest concentration of indicator bacteria in treated water samples were found during the monsoon season. Analysis of variance revealed significant differences in the microbial load of indicator organisms (coliforms and E. coli) between seasons, storage time since treatment (TST), and samples with and without chlorine residuals. Findings indicate that the bacteriological quality of drinking water treated in the home is determined by a complex interaction of environmental and sociological conditions. Moreover, while the effect of disinfection was independent of season, the impact of storage TST on water quality was found to be seasonally dependent.

DOI 10.1080/09603123.2015.1089532
2015 Robertson B, Gharabaghi B, Hall K, 'Prediction of Incipient Breaking Wave-Heights Using Artificial Neural Networks and Empirical Relationships', Coastal Engineering Journal, 57 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 World Scientific Publishing Company.The accurate prediction of shallow water breaking heights is paramount to better understanding complex nonlinear near shore coastal pro... [more]

© 2015 World Scientific Publishing Company.The accurate prediction of shallow water breaking heights is paramount to better understanding complex nonlinear near shore coastal processes. Over the past 150 years, numerous empirical relationships have been proposed based on scaled laboratory datasets. This study utilizes a newly available field collected full-scale dataset of breaking wave conditions to investigate the accuracy of published empirical models and a novel artificial neural networks (ANN) model in predicting the final breaking wave-height for laboratory-scaled and full-scaled ocean waves. Performance is measured by comparison against both the field datasets and 465 separate datasets from 11 independent laboratory studies. The relationship of Rattanapitikon and Shibayama [2000 "Verification and modification of breaker height formulas," Coastal Eng. J. 42(4), 389-406.] outperformed all available empirical models when tested against only laboratory datasets, but was superseded by the relationship of Robertson et al. [2015 "Remote sensing of irregular breaking wave parameters in field conditions," J. Coastal Res. 31(2), 348-363.] when tested against only field datasets. However, this study noted that models developed based on scaled laboratory tests tend to underestimate the ocean full-scale breaking wave-heights. The training and testing of the ANN model were accomplished using 75% and 25% of the combined field and laboratory datasets. The ANN models consistently outperformed predictive accuracy of empirical models. Sensitivity analysis of the trained ANN models quantified the relative impact of individual wave parameters on the final breaking wave-height.

DOI 10.1142/S0578563415500187
Citations Web of Science - 1
2013 Robertson B, Hall K, Zytner R, Nistor I, 'BREAKING WAVES: REVIEW OF CHARACTERISTIC RELATIONSHIPS', COASTAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 55 (2013) [D1]
DOI 10.1142/S0578563413500022
2012 MacDonald MC, Ali SI, Hall K, 'Collaborative innovation for the development of contextually appropriate water treatment technology in a marginalized, low-income South Asian community', International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 8 95-110 (2012) [C1]

The appropriateness of any development technology depends on its suitability to meet the needs, circumstances and capacities of the people in a unique and challenging environment.... [more]

The appropriateness of any development technology depends on its suitability to meet the needs, circumstances and capacities of the people in a unique and challenging environment. This paper focuses on the importance of collaborative innovation that harmonizes technical ingenuity with user satisfaction while working within social and environmental constraints. The people of Mylai Balaji Nagar (MBN), a low-income, peri-urban community on the fringe of Chennai, India, were recruited to participate in the design of an alternative safe water system with researchers from the University of Guelph and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. The community obtains its drinking water from a nearby lake known to contain dangerously high concentrations of faecal indicator bacteria, implicated in diarrhoeal disease. This study employed a participatory design framework for the development of a safe water system capable of removing or rendering inactive bacterial pathogens and making the water safe for human consumption. Researchers undertook a five stage participatory design process modeled after participatory action research, to develop a household water filtration system. Following laboratory assessment to assess bacteriological and organics control efficacy, four treatment prototypes were presented to, and critiqued by, community representatives for their appropriateness to context. Copyright © 2013, Common Ground.

2012 Chowdhury S, Hall K, 'Human health risk assessment from exposure to trihalomethanes in Canadian cities (Retraction of vol 36, pg 453, 2010)', ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL, 39 1-1 (2012) [C3]
DOI 10.1016/j.envint.2011.06.007
2011 Daigle B, Hall K, MacDougall C, 'Earthbag housing: structural behaviour and applicability in Sri Lanka', PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-ENGINEERING SUSTAINABILITY, 164 261-273 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1680/ensu.2011.164.4.261
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2011 Ali SL, MacDonald M, Jincy J, Sampath KA, Vinothini G, Philip L, et al., 'Efficacy of an appropriate point-of-use water treatment intervention for low-income communities in India utilizing Moringa oleifera, sari-cloth filtration and solar UV disinfection', JOURNAL OF WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE FOR DEVELOPMENT, 1 112-123 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.2166/washdev.2011.043
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2011 Herstein LM, Filion YR, Hall KR, 'Evaluating the Environmental Impacts of Water Distribution Systems by Using EIO-LCA-Based Multiobjective Optimization', JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 137 162-172 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000101
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 20
2010 Chowdhury S, Hall K, 'Human health risk assessment from exposure to trihalomethanes in Canadian cities (Retracted article. See vol. 39, pg. 1, 2012)', ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL, 36 453-460 (2010)
DOI 10.1016/j.envint.2010.04.001
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 14
2010 VanderSteen JDJ, Hall KR, Baillie CA, 'Humanitarian engineering placements in our own communities', European Journal of Engineering Education, 35 215-223 (2010) [C1]

There is an increasing interest in the humanitarian engineering curriculum, and a service-learning placement could be an important component of such a curriculum. International pl... [more]

There is an increasing interest in the humanitarian engineering curriculum, and a service-learning placement could be an important component of such a curriculum. International placements offer some important pedagogical advantages, but also have some practical and ethical limitations. Local community-based placements have the potential to be transformative for both the student and the community, although this potential is not always seen. In order to investigate the role of local placements, qualitative research interviews were conducted. Thirty-two semi-structured research interviews were conducted and analysed, resulting in a distinct outcome space. It is concluded that local humanitarian engineering placements greatly complement international placements and are strongly recommended if international placements are conducted. More importantly it is seen that we are better suited to address the marginalised in our own community, although it is often easier to see the needs of an outside populace. © 2010 SEFI.

DOI 10.1080/03043790903536869
Citations Scopus - 9
2009 Oveisy A, Hall K, Soltanpour M, Shibayama T, 'A two-dimensional horizontal wave propagation and mud mass transport model', CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH, 29 652-665 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.csr.2008.09.009
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2009 Praamsma T, Novakowski K, Kyser K, Hall K, 'Using stable isotopes and hydraulic head data to investigate groundwater recharge and discharge in a fractured rock aquifer', JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, 366 35-45 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.12.011
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 18
2009 Vandersteen JDJ, Baillie CA, Hall KR, 'International Humanitarian Engineering Who Benefits and Who Pays?', IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE, 28 32-41 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/MTS.2009.934998
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 5
2009 Filion YR, Hall KR, 'Knowledge Strategy to Incorporate Public Health Principles in Engineering Education and Practice', JOURNAL OF PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE, 135 81-89 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)1052-3928(2009)135:2(81)
2009 Herstein LM, Filion YR, Hall KR, 'Evaluating Environmental Impact in Water Distribution System Design', JOURNAL OF INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, 15 241-250 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)1076-0342(2009)15:3(241)
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 19
2008 Kim H, Jung BS, Hall K, 'Free surface tracking with polynomial reconstruction and error correction', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN FLUIDS, 58 1237-1255 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/fld.1799
2007 Taylor D, Hall K, MacDonald N, 'Investigations into Ship Induced Hydrodynamics and Scour in Confined Shipping Channels', JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, 491-496 (2007)
Citations Scopus - 1
2006 Anthonio SL, Hall KR, 'High-order compact numerical schemes for non-hydrostatic free surface flows', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN FLUIDS, 52 1315-1337 (2006)
DOI 10.1002/fld.1225
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2005 Hall K, Thomson G, 'A laboratory study of reef growth by electro-deposition', JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, 383-386 (2005)
2003 Armono HD, Hall KR, 'Wave transmission on submerged breakwaters made of hollow hemispherical shape artificial reefs', Proceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, 2003 313-322 (2003)

An array of perforated hollow hemispherical shaped artificial reefs (HSAR) can be used as a submerged breakwater to provide opportunities for environmental enhancement, aesthetics... [more]

An array of perforated hollow hemispherical shaped artificial reefs (HSAR) can be used as a submerged breakwater to provide opportunities for environmental enhancement, aesthetics and wave protection in coastal areas due to their characteristics that are not found in conventional breakwaters. These characteristics include the ability to promote water circulation and provide a fish habitat enhancement capability. In this paper, a study of the parameters influencing wave transmission through the proposed submerged breakwater is presented based on two dimensional tests using regular and irregular water waves conducted at Queens University Coastal Engineering Research Laboratory (QUCERL). The influences of wave steepness (Hi/gT2), reef proportion (h/B), submergence depth (h/d) and reef configurations on wave transmission was studied. Mathematical models for wave transmission were developed using Multiple Regression Analysis and can be used to predict the performance of the proposed submerged breakwater.

1998 Sahayan SJM, Hall KR, 'Optimum geometry for naturally armouring berm breakwaters', JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, 14 1293-1303 (1998)
Citations Scopus - 1
1997 Silander JT, Hall KR, 'Modelling coastal wetland stability', Canadian Water Resources Journal, 22 197-212 (1997)

The size and number of coastal wetlands in the Great Lakes have been rapidly declining over the past century, but only in the past two decades have people begun to understand the ... [more]

The size and number of coastal wetlands in the Great Lakes have been rapidly declining over the past century, but only in the past two decades have people begun to understand the complex environmental and biological benefits of these fresh water marshes. Recently, bioengineering techniques have been adapted as an integral functioning part of shore protection schemes. Constructed wetlands are prime examples of additions to shore protection schemes that provide ancillary benefits such as water quality improvements and the provision of a buffer zone and a rich biologically diverse sanctuary for terrestrial and aquatic species. The focus of most wetland studies has been related to biological aspects and, to a lesser degree, their hydrology. Little research has been conducted from a coastal science and engineering perspective, especially with regard to wave-exposed shoreline vegetation. This paper describes a recent study undertaken to examine common Great Lakes emergent shoreline aquatic plants in order to assess their applicability for use in a bio-engineered shore protection scheme. The study consisted of both field investigations and two dimensional physical hydraulic model studies. Field measurements included evaluating wave attenuation capabilities and conducting pull out strength tests. Laboratory tests were completed to evaluate the wave attenuation characteristics of several species subject to variations in plant density, plant height, wave period, wave height and water depth. A model was developed to predict the wave forces acting on the reed beds and to predict the susceptibility of the bed to erosion.

Citations Scopus - 1
1997 Hall KR, 'Reduction of sedimentation through flow manipulation: Martindale pond, St. Catharines, Ontario', Canadian Water Resources Journal, 22 377-394 (1997)

This paper summarizes the results of a three-dimensional moveable-bed, physicalhydraulic model study for proposed engineering improvements, implemented as part of an ecosystem man... [more]

This paper summarizes the results of a three-dimensional moveable-bed, physicalhydraulic model study for proposed engineering improvements, implemented as part of an ecosystem management plan for Martindale Pond, St. Catharines, Ontario. The ecosystem management plan is being undertaken in conjunction with improvements to the Henley Rowing Course, which recently was awarded the 1999 World Rowing Championships. The ecosystem management plan consists of improving water quality, sedimentation regimes and bank stability in Martindale Pond, and bringing an existing rowing course up to current international standards for the world championships. The model study was undertaken at a distorted scale (1:100 horizontal; 1:25 vertical). The model demonstrated that improvements to the flow regime along the rowing course will provide a number of benefits including decreasing the potential for incoming sediment to be re-deposited on the floor of the course, decreasing local bank erosion (thus reducing sediment loading in Martindale Pond), providing a uniform flow distribution across the rowing lanes, and increasing the ecological quality of the pond. Enhancement of the ecosystem will improve water quality, improve environmental conditions for the wetland areas, increase the bio-diversity of the pond ecosystem, and provide recreational and aesthetic benefits.

1995 HALL KR, SMITH GM, TURCKE DJ, 'COMPARISON OF OSCILLATORY AND STATIONARY FLOW-THROUGH POROUS-MEDIA', COASTAL ENGINEERING, 24 217-232 (1995)
DOI 10.1016/0378-3839(94)00017-R
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10
1994 HALL KR, 'INFLUENCE OF WAVE GROUPS ON STABILITY OF BERM BREAKWATERS', JOURNAL OF WATERWAY PORT COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING-ASCE, 120 630-636 (1994)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-950X(1994)120:6(630)
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
1994 HALL KR, SMITH GM, TURCKE DJ, 'DEVELOPMENT OF A NONLINEAR POROUS-MEDIA FLOW RELATIONSHIP FOR OSCILLATORY UNSTEADY-FLOW', JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, 10 158-169 (1994)
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1
1992 Hall KR, 'Prediction of free surface position and fluid pressure in rubblemound breakwaters', Transactions of the Institution of Engineers, Australia. Civil engineering, CE34 9-19 (1992)

Direct measurements of the motion of the phreatic surface within a breakwater and the pressure distribution at both the core/filter interface and the outer slope were made during ... [more]

Direct measurements of the motion of the phreatic surface within a breakwater and the pressure distribution at both the core/filter interface and the outer slope were made during a series of experimental tests. The ability of a numerical internal flow model to reproduce these measured parameters is presented in this paper. The numerical model used was a hybrid finite element - method of characteristics model for solving unsteady non-Darcy flow in a porous medium. Several modifications were made to the model to make it compatible for use with the experimental data. Nine simulations were undertaken, representative of the wide range of conditions encountered in the experimental program. Prediction of the free surface location within the armour was found to be marginal with the accuracy increasing as the armour layer thickness increased. Poor correlation between measured and predicted pressures at the core/filter interface was found.

Citations Scopus - 1
1992 WILLIAMSON DC, HALL KR, 'PREDICTION OF EXTERNAL WAVE PRESSURES ON A RUBBLE MOUND BREAKWATER', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, 19 639-648 (1992)
1992 HALL KR, 'TRENDS IN PHREATIC-SURFACE MOTION IN RUBBLE-MOUND BREAKWATERS - CLOSURE', JOURNAL OF WATERWAY PORT COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING-ASCE, 118 328-331 (1992)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-950X(1992)118:3(328)
1991 HALL KR, KAO JS, 'A STUDY OF THE STABILITY OF DYNAMICALLY STABLE BREAKWATERS', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, 18 916-925 (1991)
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 10
1991 HALL KR, KAO JS, 'THE INFLUENCE OF ARMOR STONE GRADATION ON DYNAMICALLY STABLE BREAKWATERS', COASTAL ENGINEERING, 15 333-346 (1991)
DOI 10.1016/0378-3839(91)90015-9
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7
1991 HALL KR, 'TRENDS IN PHREATIC-SURFACE MOTION IN RUBBLE-MOUND BREAKWATERS', JOURNAL OF WATERWAY PORT COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING-ASCE, 117 179-187 (1991)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-950X(1991)117:2(179)
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6
1990 HALL KR, 'NUMERICAL-SOLUTIONS TO WAVE INTERACTION WITH RUBBLEMOUND BREAKWATERS', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, 17 252-261 (1990)
1990 HALL KR, FOSTER DN, 'INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL-PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS IN RESHAPED BREAKWATERS', COASTAL ENGINEERING, 14 215-232 (1990)
DOI 10.1016/0378-3839(90)90025-R
1990 HALL KR, 'AERATION IN RUBBLE-MOUND BREAKWATER MODELS', JOURNAL OF WATERWAY PORT COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING-ASCE, 116 400-405 (1990)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-950X(1990)116:3(400)
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
1989 Hall KR, Dudgeon CR, 'Numerical modelling of internal breakwater flow kinematics (1989)

Direct measurements of the motion of the phreatic surface within a breakwater and the pressure distribution at both the core-filter interface and the outer slope were made during ... [more]

Direct measurements of the motion of the phreatic surface within a breakwater and the pressure distribution at both the core-filter interface and the outer slope were made during a series of experimental tests (Hall 1987). The ability of a numerical internal flow model to reproduce these measured parameters is presented in this paper. The numerical model used, developed at the University of Windsor, Canada (Hannoura 1978) is a hybrid finite element method of characteristics model for solving unsteady non-Darcy flow in a porous medium. Several modifications were made to the model to make it compatible for use with the experimental data. The simulations were undertaken, representative of the wide range of conditions encountered in the experimental programme. (A)

1989 HALL K, 'BIASED BREAKWATERS', CIVIL ENGINEERING, 59 40-40 (1989)
1987 Baird WF, Hall K, 'BREAKWATER BREAKTHROUGH.', Civil engineering New York, N.Y., 57 45-47 (1987)

A breakwater under construction in Iceland will roughly half the original estimated cost. Two breakwaters being built in Racine, Wisconsin, will cost even less than half the cost ... [more]

A breakwater under construction in Iceland will roughly half the original estimated cost. Two breakwaters being built in Racine, Wisconsin, will cost even less than half the cost of conventionally designed structures. Both are berm breakwaters designed using a new approach dictated by the availability and the properties of local quarried rock. Costs are low because the method may use smaller rock than required by conventional breakwaters, vastly simplifies the construction process, and reduces the costs of quarry operation and stone transport. The berm approach is based on the precept that the thicker the armor layer, the smaller the stones need be to protect against wave action. With a berm design, the thickness of the armor layer for a specific breakwater can be determined by the gradation of the available stone and the incident wave climate.

Citations Scopus - 1
1987 Baird WF, Hall K, 'Breakwater breakthrough.', CIV. ENGNG. (ASCE), 57 45-47 (1987)

Discusses a cheaper approach to breakwater construction using smaller rock than required by conventional breakwaters. The berm approach is based on the principle that the thicker ... [more]

Discusses a cheaper approach to breakwater construction using smaller rock than required by conventional breakwaters. The berm approach is based on the principle that the thicker the armour layer, the smaller the stones needed to protect against wave action. The relatively high porosity permits wave dissipation over a large area, increasing the stability of the breakwater. The berm approach uses locally available material, with the smaller fraction being used for the core of the structure and the larger fraction for the armour. Shape and dimension of the armour protection is determined from model studies. Compares cross sections and profiles of bermed and conventional breakwaters. (C.J.U.)

1984 BAIRD WF, HALL KR, 'THE DESIGN OF ARMOR SYSTEMS FOR THE PROTECTION OF RUBBLE MOUND BREAKWATERS', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, 11 164-176 (1984)
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
1984 KAMPHUIS JW, HALL KR, 'COHESIVE MATERIAL EROSION BY UNIDIRECTIONAL CURRENT - CLOSURE', JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING-ASCE, 110 370-370 (1984)
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Conference (28 outputs)

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2014 Robertson B, Nistor I, Hall K, Buckham B, 'Remote measurement and prediction of breaking wave parameters', Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference (2014)

The analysis of wave breaking in shallow water has been on-going for almost 150 years. Numerous research papers have been published that investigate methods to predict breaking co... [more]

The analysis of wave breaking in shallow water has been on-going for almost 150 years. Numerous research papers have been published that investigate methods to predict breaking conditions and the geometric characteristics of breaking waves. This study presents a novel, safe, and low cost method to extract breaking wave properties from irregular waves in the surf zone, using optical and in-situ measurement systems. Sensitivities studies on methods of measuring the breaking water depth are compared and the water depth at the wave trough depth, corrected for optical offsets using a still water correction of 1/3 wave height, is found to be exhibit the least variability. A new effective seafloor slope definition, based on individual breaking wavelength to depth ratios, was found to increase predictive ability over previously variable seafloor slope extraction methods. Collected field data is compared against established breaking wave height formulas with general exponential form consistently finding best correlation. An optimized breaking wave height predictor featured a root mean square relative error of only 1.672% against the measured dataset. Finally, the study of the geometric shape of the plunging wave vortex as a possible indicator for the breaking intensity of ocean waves has been ongoing for almost 50 years with limited success. The validity of using the vortex ratio and vortex angle as a method of predicting breaking intensity is examined. Through the first complete analysis of field collected irregular wave breaking vortex parameters it is illustrated that the vortex ratio and vortex angle cannot be accurately predicted using standard breaking wave characteristics and hence are not suggested as a possible indicator for breaking intensity.

2010 Herstein LM, Filion YR, Hall KR, 'EIO-LCA based multi-objective design of water distribution systems with NSGA-II', Integrating Water Systems - Proceedings of the 10th International on Computing and Control for the Water Industry, CCWI 2009 (2010) [E1]
2009 Oveisy A, Hall K, '2D HORIZONTAL PROPAGATION OF IRREGULAR WAVE ON SOFT MUD', PROCEEDINGS OF COASTAL DYNAMICS 2009 (2009) [E2]
2009 Herstein LH, Filion YR, Hall KR, 'Water distribution system design and environmental impact: Balancing local interests with broader regional concerns', Proceedings of the 10th Annual Water Distribution Systems Analysis Conference, WDSA 2008 (2009)

An index-based method for the evaluation of the environmental impact of water distribution systems (WDSs) is introduced. A number of environmental measures are incorporated into t... [more]

An index-based method for the evaluation of the environmental impact of water distribution systems (WDSs) is introduced. A number of environmental measures are incorporated into the index-based method to account for local, regional and global non-renewable resource consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and emissions to air, land, and water. The index-based method is applied to designs provided in the literature for the Anytown system. Design alternatives are compared on the basis of environmental impact index and cost. For the system analyzed, results show that the four most environmentally feasible alternatives are also the four most cost-effective alternatives. System analysis also shows that substantial increases in total system cost results in an increase in the environmental impact index amongst alternatives, while the relationship between the environmental impact indexes is not well defined amongst alternatives with similar costs. © ASCE 2009.

DOI 10.1061/41024(340)23
Citations Scopus - 1
2009 Mushtaq U, Hall K, 'Power and agency in health information technology: Towards a more meaningful participatory design for sustainable development', TIC-STH'09: 2009 IEEE Toronto International Conference - Science and Technology for Humanity (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/TIC-STH.2009.5444527
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2009 Ali SI, Hall KR, Aronson K, Philip L, 'Humanitarian engineering in Mylai Balaji Nagar: An integrated water, environment and public health project for slums in the Indian Subcontinent', DESALINATION (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1016/j.desal.2008.05.083
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2007 Taylor D, Hall K, MacDonald N, 'Investigating ship induced scour in a confined shipping channel', Coastal Sediments '07 - Proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes (2007)

Deep draft ships transiting through confined channels can significantly alter surrounding hydrodynamic conditions. The Burlington Shipping Channel is a confined channel on Lake On... [more]

Deep draft ships transiting through confined channels can significantly alter surrounding hydrodynamic conditions. The Burlington Shipping Channel is a confined channel on Lake Ontario which has experienced significant scour due to ship drawdown. A range of investigations including the development of an SGH model of the Burlington Channel have been undertaken to understand the processes leading to scouring near the channel walls. It is proposed the direction of ship motion is fundamental to the depth of scour observed at the entrances to the channel. The SGH model achieved a good level of hydrodynamic calibration and an assessment of modeled scour based on spatial variation in critical sediment size is consistent with observed scour patterns. The critical sediment diameter along the channel is an order of magnitude greater than the native bed material. In the mid-sections of the channel, scour potential is generally independent of direction of ship motion and consecutive ship movements in opposite directions appear to cause minimal net sediment transport. The development of design criteria curves for channel protection using the SGH model is presented. © 2007 ASCE.

DOI 10.1061/40926(239)174
2007 Hall K, Oveisy A, 'Wave evolution on fluid mud bottom', Coastal Sediments '07 - Proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes (2007)

It is well known that surface water waves interact with the fluid mud on the sea bed. Wave-mud interaction results to high wave energy dissipation and mud mass transport. This kin... [more]

It is well known that surface water waves interact with the fluid mud on the sea bed. Wave-mud interaction results to high wave energy dissipation and mud mass transport. This kind of wave energy dissipation, which generally is much more significant than wave dissipation due to bottom friction, should be considered in simulation of wave evolution and transformation in muddy coastal environments. This paper presents a numerical model of wave evolution and dissipation on fluid mud. For this purpose, the spectral decay of wave due to mud is implemented in SWAN (a third generation numerical model for Simulating WAves Nearshore) using a multilayered wave-mud interaction model. In this numerical model it is assumed that mud layer has a visco-elasic-plastic behavior.

DOI 10.1061/40926(239)129
Citations Scopus - 2
2000 Tschirky P, Hall K, Turcke D, 'Wave attenuation by emergent wetland vegetation', Coastal Engineering 2000 - Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2000 (2000)

Though there is agreement that shoreline and aquatic plants are an integral part of more environmentally compatible shore protection techniques, there is little data or design inf... [more]

Though there is agreement that shoreline and aquatic plants are an integral part of more environmentally compatible shore protection techniques, there is little data or design information available to ensure successful implementation. The value of shoreline wetlands has become increasingly recognized. One of the important functions of shoreline wetland vegetation is its ability to absorb wave energy; however, considerable questions regarding the magnitude and importance of this process exist. In order to address these concerns, a research study was undertaken to assess, qualitatively and quantitatively, wave attenuation by emergent wetland plants. A Lake Ontario shoreline wetland was monitored over a 3 year period and an extensive series of complementary laboratory flume tests were performed. The laboratory experiments were conducted using irregular waves and live vegetation taken from the field site. Several key parameters and trends, with respect to wave attenuation and emergent wetland vegetation, were identified. A pair of empirically based equations was developed that predicted wave attenuation through the emergent, freshwater, wetland plants.

Citations Scopus - 4
1999 Seabrook SR, Hall KR, 'Wave transmission at submerged rubblemound breakwaters', COASTAL ENGINEERING 1998, VOLS 1-3 (1999)
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 1
1999 Hall KR, Fischer MP, 'Performance of submerged active breakwaters in a hydraulic model', COASTAL ENGINEERING 1998, VOLS 1-3 (1999)
1998 Tschirky PA, Hall KR, Turcke DJ, 'Wetland wave attenuation and shore protection', WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING 98, VOLS 1 AND 2 (1998)
1998 Tschirky PA, Turcke DJ, Hall KR, 'Sustainability: Developments in coastal engineering', Proceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (1998)

The ideas of sustainability and sustainable development are attracting growing attention. Civil engineers play a vital role in the design, construction, and maintenance of society... [more]

The ideas of sustainability and sustainable development are attracting growing attention. Civil engineers play a vital role in the design, construction, and maintenance of society's infrastructure inside the natural infrastructure and can no longer afford to view social, economic, technological, and environmental issues as being separate. This challenge to produce viable, sustainable solutions is especially true in the field of coastal engineering. With about two thirds of the world's population living within 100 km of a coastline the strain on these desirable, highly productive, sensitive, and dynamic regions is enormous. Sustainable development along coasts, lakes, and rivers faces competing demands on resources requiring an integrated systems approach. Coastal engineers must create systems and solutions within the natural infrastructure and the coastal zone. Once projects along the coast are created their sustainability depends on long term management. Growing information technology such as geographic information systems, satellite imaging, and remote sensing play a major role in providing data for the management and monitoring of coasts and impacts of human activities. Numerical and physical models can pro-actively aid in the assessment of the stability and soundness of proposed coastal zone developments and alterations providing more effective support for regulatory decisions. This paper explores some of the challenges that face coastal engineering with respect to sustainability and examines how research at the Civil Engineering Department at Queen's University is trying to address the issue. Current research includes investigations of structures which are less intrusive and more adaptable providing for fish migration and natural flow processes to continue at controlled rates. Coastal wetlands and aquatic plants for use in integrated approaches to shore protection which enhance and create habitat are being investigated through field and laboratory studies. The ultimate goal of this work is the development of practical guidelines and models for more sustainable solutions to shoreline erosion problems.

1997 Hall KR, Silander JT, 'Wave transmission through coastal wetlands', ENVIRONMENTAL AND COASTAL HYDRAULICS: PROTECTING THE AQUATIC HABITAT, PROCEEDINGS OF THEME B, VOLS 1 & 2 (1997)
1997 Hall KR, 'Flow improvements - Martindale Pond / 1999 World Rowing Championships', Proceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (1997)

Results of a three dimensional, moveable bed, physical hydraulic model study undertaken to provide design information for proposed engineering improvements to be implemented as pa... [more]

Results of a three dimensional, moveable bed, physical hydraulic model study undertaken to provide design information for proposed engineering improvements to be implemented as part of an overall ecosystem management plan for Martindale Pond, located in the City of St. Catharines, are presented. The ecosystem management plan is being undertaken in conjunction with course improvements to the Henley rowing course, which recently was awarded the 1999 World Rowing Championships. The overall ecosystem management plan consisted of improving water quality, sedimentation regimes, bank stability throughout Martindale Pond and bringing an existing rowing course (Henley Rowing Course) up to current international standards for the world championships. The model study was undertaken at a distorted scale (1:100 horizontal; 1:25 vertical). A summary of tests undertaken in conjunction with flow manipulation are presented. The model demonstrated that improvements to the flow regime along the rowing course will provided a number of benefits including, decreasing the potential for incoming sediment to be re-deposited on the floor of the course, decreasing local bank erosion (thus reducing the sediment loading in the pond), providing a uniform flow distribution across the rowing lanes and generally increasing the ecological quality of the pond.

1997 Tschirky PA, Hall KR, Turcke DJ, 'Integrated shore protection', Proceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (1997)

One of the primary concerns along shorelines is to provide protection against wave action which is the prime cause of shoreline erosion. Wave screens, floating structures, and sub... [more]

One of the primary concerns along shorelines is to provide protection against wave action which is the prime cause of shoreline erosion. Wave screens, floating structures, and submerged breakwaters provide numerous and significant environmental advantages over conventional breakwaters. Unlike conventional structures they are semi-transparent allowing natural interactions and water to flow through and fish to pass without disrupting their migration paths. Integration of these structures with bio-engineered shore stabilization methods, using vegetation in combination with creative habitat enhancement as a fundamental part of the protection measure, provides high environmental and aesthetic value by preserving natural appearances and ecosystems. An overview of the concept of integrated shore protection and current researches is presented in this paper. The goal of these studies is to determine wave attenuation characteristics and develop practical design guidelines so these structures can be utilized effectively for shore protection.

1993 Hall KR, 'Two dimensional effects in modelling berm or reshaping breakwaters', Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference (1993)

The interaction of an incident wave with a rubblemound breakwater results in complex flow patterns involving unsteady non-uniform flow. A reshaping or berm breakwater can be descr... [more]

The interaction of an incident wave with a rubblemound breakwater results in complex flow patterns involving unsteady non-uniform flow. A reshaping or berm breakwater can be described as a mound of rock, often comprised of a wide range of stone sizes, which undergoes reshaping as a result of wave-structure interaction. As a consequence of this wave action, a stable profile is developed. Two major processes occur in the development of he stable profile. First, the overall geometry of the structure responds to the nature of the hydrodynamic loadings. Secondly, this natural sorting leads to consolidation (densification) of the armor layer as stones.

1993 Hamilton DG, Hall KR, 'Preliminary analysis of the stability of rubblemound breakwater crown walls', Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference (1993)

A series of two-dimensional hydraulic model tests was carried out to investigate the stability of rubblemound breakwater crown walls. The effect of seven design parameters on the ... [more]

A series of two-dimensional hydraulic model tests was carried out to investigate the stability of rubblemound breakwater crown walls. The effect of seven design parameters on the minimum mass required for a crown wall to remain stable was studied: wave height, wave period, crown wall height, water level, front slope of the breakwater, position of the crown wall and length of stabilizing legs. Observations regarding the type of wave interaction, degree of overtopping, superstructure movement and overall hydraulic stability were studied. The coefficient of friction at the crown wall/breakwater interface was also measured. The crown wall superstructure was located on the crest of a conventional multi-layer breakwater and was subjected to both regular and irregular wave attack. Preliminary analysis of this data set is presented which shows trends established for each of the seven design parameters.

1993 HALL K, KATMARIAN R, 'EVALUATION OF THE FRF SPECTRA IN PREDICTING SHALLOW-WATER WAVE TRANSFORMATION', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1993 CANADIAN COASTAL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2 (1993)
1991 Smith GM, Hall KR, 'Oscillatory flow investigations in porous media', Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference (1991)

A series of experiments has been conducted at the Coastal Engineering Laboratory of Queen's University in order to investigate the characteristics of accelerating flow through por... [more]

A series of experiments has been conducted at the Coastal Engineering Laboratory of Queen's University in order to investigate the characteristics of accelerating flow through porous media. The nature of the steady flow law in coarse granular material has been reasonably well-defined from a large number of previous studies. Variations on this steady flow law have been applied to the case of oscillatory flow, in numerical models of forces in breakwaters for example, with the explicit assumption that the steady law is applicable to the unsteady case. Few experimental investigations have been conducted to verify this assumption. Hence, the present study was designed specifically to test the applicability of the steady flow law to oscillatory flow. Tests were conducted in an oscillating water tunnel.

1991 Kao JS, Hall KR, 'Trends in stability of dynamically stable breakwaters', Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference (1991)

The reshaping of dynamically stable breakwaters was studied subject to variations in armour stone, (gradation and shape), wave characteristics and duration of wave attack from hea... [more]

The reshaping of dynamically stable breakwaters was studied subject to variations in armour stone, (gradation and shape), wave characteristics and duration of wave attack from head on waves in a two dimensional wave flume. Tests were undertaken at the Coastal Engineering Research Laboratory of Queen's University, Kingston, Canada using irregular waves. Profiles of the structure during the various stages of reshaping were measured using a semi-automatic profiler developed for this study. The volume of stones and the initial berm width required for development of a stable profile along with the extent to which the toe of the structure progressed seaward were chosen as the characteristic parameters of the reshaped breakwater. The results indicated that the toe width formed as a result of reshaping and the area of stones required for reshaping were dependent on the wave height, gradation of the armour stone and duration of the storm. The initial berm width required for reshaping was also found to be dependent on the wave height, armour stone gradation, percentage of rounded stones in the armour and the duration of the storm.

Citations Scopus - 1
1991 Hall KR, 'Wave pressure attenuation in breakwater armour layers', Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference (1991)

An experimental investigation was conducted to examine the change in fluid pressure through a breakwater armour layer as a function of the incident wave characteristics, breakwate... [more]

An experimental investigation was conducted to examine the change in fluid pressure through a breakwater armour layer as a function of the incident wave characteristics, breakwater geometry, armour unit type, number of layers of armour and core permeability. Values of internal pressure were found to decrease with the number of layers of armour. The largest percentage decrease occurred within the first few layers; although this trend was somewhat influenced by armour type.

1988 Hall K, 'Experimental and historical verification of the performance of naturally armouring breakwaters' (1988)

A series of hydraulic model test were carried out to investigate the mechanism by which naturally armoring breakwaters, that is breakwaters in which the initial profile is adjuste... [more]

A series of hydraulic model test were carried out to investigate the mechanism by which naturally armoring breakwaters, that is breakwaters in which the initial profile is adjusted into a more stable profile as a result of wave action, gain their stability. The breakwater models were instrumented with pressure transducers placed along the outer face of the structure and at the core/filter interface. Specially designed capacitance gages were installed throughout the core to monitor the motion of the phreatic surface within the breakwater. A substantial reduction in the magnitude of the internal and external pressure field was found for a natural armoring breakwater compared with a conventional structure. In addition, this paper provides a detailed summary of research on naturally armoring breakwaters which has occurred during the past 150 years.

1985 Baird WF, Hall KR, 'DESIGN OF BREAKWATERS USING QUARRIED STONES.', Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference (1985)

In this paper an alternative approach to the design of quarried stone breakwaters is discussed. The basic principal involved in this concept is the use of locally available materi... [more]

In this paper an alternative approach to the design of quarried stone breakwaters is discussed. The basic principal involved in this concept is the use of locally available materials. It is established that the greater the thickness of the armor layer, the smaller the stones that are required to provide stable protection against wave action. Therefore, the thickness of the armor layer for a specific breakwater is determined by the gradation of the available armor stones and the incident wave climate. The final cross-section makes allowance for the practical considerations of breakwater construction. New concepts for breakwaters that have resulted from the use of this alternative design procedure are described. Construction of these breakwaters in 1983-84 has demonstrated that significant cost savings are obtained.

Citations Scopus - 1
1985 Hall KR, Baird WF, Turcke DJ, 'STRUCTURAL DESIGN PROCEDURES FOR CONCRETE ARMOUR UNITS.', Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference (1985)

A rational design procedure for rubblemound breakwater protection which will ensure both the structural integrity and hydraulic stability of individual concrete armor units and th... [more]

A rational design procedure for rubblemound breakwater protection which will ensure both the structural integrity and hydraulic stability of individual concrete armor units and the overall armor system is presented. The procedure involves new experimental techniques for measuring strains in model concrete armor units in a hydraualic model of a breakwater subjected to simulated prototype wave attack and analytical techniques for determining equivalent prototype loads on units. Selected design loads are used to define the resultant stress distribution to allow the designer to take the necessary measures to ensure the structural performance of the unit in a breakwater environment.

1984 Hall KR, Turcke DJ, Coggins G, 'MODELLING OF CONCRETE ARMOUR UNITS IN A BREAKWATER ENVIRONMENT.' (1984)
1983 Hall KR, Rauw CI, Baird WF, 'WAVE PROTECTION FOR AN OFFSHORE RUNWAY EXTENSION, ALASKA.' (1983)
Citations Scopus - 1
1983 Hall KR, 'MODEL INVESTIGATION OF EROSION OF CONSOLIDATED COHESIVE SOILS.', Proceedings - Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference (1983)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 16
Total funding $19,237,100

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20082 grants / $2,240,000

Research Grant$2,100,000

Funding body: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Funding body International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Research Grant$140,000

Funding body: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Funding body Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20071 grants / $71,950

Equipment Grant$71,950

Funding body: NSERC RTI

Funding body NSERC RTI
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20068 grants / $6,016,150

Research Grant$2,250,000

Funding body: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Funding body Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Research Grant$2,250,000

Funding body: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Funding body Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Research Grant$600,000

Funding body: Canarie CA4net

Funding body Canarie CA4net
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Research Grant$395,000

Funding body: Precarn

Funding body Precarn
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Research Grant$250,000

Funding body: Crestech

Funding body Crestech
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Equipment Grant$123,000

Funding body: NSERC RTI

Funding body NSERC RTI
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Research Contract$105,000

Funding body: MOE

Funding body MOE
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Equipment Grant$43,150

Funding body: NSERC RTI

Funding body NSERC RTI
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20051 grants / $20,000

Research Grant$20,000

Funding body: Crestech

Funding body Crestech
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20041 grants / $149,000

Research Grant$149,000

Funding body: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Funding body Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20031 grants / $8,100,000

Research Grant$8,100,000

Funding body: ORDCF

Funding body ORDCF
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20011 grants / $2,500,000

Research Grant$2,500,000

Funding body: Precarn

Funding body Precarn
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

19991 grants / $140,000

Research Grant$140,000

Funding body: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Funding body Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N
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Completed21
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.1
PhD0.4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD The Role of Infragravity Waves in Surf and Swash Zone Dynamics
PhD (Environmental Sc), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Tsunami Modelling in Australian Estuarine Environments
PhD (Environmental Sc), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 Masters Resilience-Enabling Technologies: The Role of Strength-Based Participation in Developing Appropriate Technology.
M Philosophy (Building), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012 PhD On-site Micro-filtration for Developing Countries
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Numerical Modelling of Fluid Mud and Wave Interaction
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Incoporation of Social Agenda in Enginnering Education
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2009 Masters Water System Optimization
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2009 Masters Utilization of Satellite Borne Sensors to Detect Wetland Changes
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2008 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Wave Transmission over Submerged Breakwaters
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2008 Masters Assessment of contaminant flows in wetlands using stable isotopes
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2008 Masters Coastal Design Processes
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2008 Masters Lake Onatrio Wide Model of Temperature and Wind Driven Circulation
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2008 Masters Tsunami Resistant Housing Design Using Locally Available Materials - Sri Lanka
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2007 PhD Recovery of Fish Habitat in Constructed Areas
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2006 Masters Development of real-time Watershed Modelling Capabilities
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2006 Masters Ship Induced Erosion in Navigable Channels
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2004 Masters Field Characteristics of Coastal Wetlands
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2004 Masters Tay Watershed Data Collection
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2004 PhD Nearshore wave transformation modelling comparison with prototype measurements
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2003 PhD Wave Transmission in Wetlands
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2003 PhD Stability of Reef-Ball Artificial Reefs
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2002 Masters Numerical Modelling of Circulation in the Lower Cataraqui Basin
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2002 Masters Wave Energy Dissipation by Longitudinal Breakwaters
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2001 Masters Prototype Performance of Bioengineered Shore Protection
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Canada 61
Australia 7
India 3
United States 3
Netherlands 2
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News

Innovation hub

Million dollar investment for regional incubator spaces

July 15, 2016

The University of Newcastle (UON) has received $1 million in state funding to support the development of an Integrated Innovation Network across the Hunter regions.

University of Newcastle in the Top 8 of Australian Universities for Research that is Well Above World Standard

December 4, 2015

The University Of Newcastle (UON) has achieved the highest possible '5' rating across 22 fields of research in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, placing it in the Top 8 Universities in Australia on this measure of excellence.

Defence MOU

Defence partnership creates opportunities

November 28, 2014

Simulation training and education will be the focus of a cooperative relationship between the Australian Defence College (ADC) and the University of Newcastle (UON) with students set to benefit from planned projects.

UON in top 8 of Australian universities for health research

October 21, 2014

A University of Newcastle drug trial that has delivered rapid treatment benefits for stroke victims has attracted more than $3.9 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in its 2014 funding round.

Cancer Boost

Major cancer boost

June 3, 2014

The Hunter Cancer Research Alliance (HCRA) has become the first regionally based organisation to receive full Translational Cancer Research Centre status and an accompanying $6.5-million funding injection from the Cancer Institute NSW.

DVC RI Kevin Hall

New DVC (Research and Innovation)

January 16, 2014

Following an extensive international search, the University of Newcastle today announced the appointment of Professor Kevin Hall to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation).

Professor Kevin Hall

Position

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
Office - DVC (Research and Innovation)
Research and Innovation Division

Contact Details

Email kevin.hall@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5441
Fax (02) 4921 7052

Office

Room CH307
Building Chancellery
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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