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Bhaskar, N. R.

Professor

OFFICE:  WS 102

PHONE:  (502) 852 - 4547

E-MAIL:  bhaskar@louisville.edu

 

BHASKAR

 

Education

  • 1978 Ph.D., Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
  • 1974 M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
  • 1973 B.Tech., Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India.

Registration (P.E.)

  • State of Kentucky, 1987 (Active)

Experience

  • Associate Chairman and Professor

      Department of Civil Engineering
      University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.
      1992-Present

  • Professor

      Department of Civil Engineering
      University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.
      1988-1992

  • Associate Professor

      Department of Civil Engineering
      University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.
      1987-1988

  • Assistant Professor

      Department of Civil Engineering
      University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.
      1984-1987

  • Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

      Department of Civil/Mechanical Engineering
      McNeese State University, Columbus, Ohio.
     1980-1984

  • Research Associate-II

      Department of Civil Engineering
      The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
      1980

  • Project Engineer

      Division of Water
      Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Columbus, Ohio.
      1978-1979

  • Research Associate

      Department of Civil Engineering
      The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
      1975-1978

  • Research Assistant

      Department of Civil Engineering
      University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
      1973-1974

Professional Expertise

  • Deterministic and stochastic hydrology;
  • Storm water management including analysis of combined sewer systems;
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of dams; dam safety analysis;
  • Reservoir operation and safe yield analysis;
  • Open channel flow hydraulics including flood plain delineation;
  • Study of ground water phenomena; and application of the finite element methodology in ground water studies;
  • Application of remote sensing and GIS concepts in hydrologic modeling and water resources.
  • Applications and extensions of operations research techniques to engineering and management studies, in particular, water resources engineering;
  • Systems analysis of single and multiple reservoir systems; mathematical optimization techniques; statistical analysis;
  • Modeling water quality in surface water systems; and
  • Modeling of water resources systems using simulation methodologies; flood simulation and damage analysis.

Research Projects

  • Analysis of Rainfall Data Obtained from NEXRAD in Kentucky, COMET-University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), co-principal investigator: Dr. Mark French, University of Louisville, funding Level: $27,460, January 1995- July 1996.
  • The Kentucky Flash-Flood Monitoring and Modeling System, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) through Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, co-principal investigator: Dr. Mark French, University of Louisville, funding level: $44,387; July 1994-December 1995.
  • An Industrial Waste Information System for the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) through the Center for Hazards Research and Policy Development, University of Louisville, Louisville, co-principal investigator: Dr. Michael Cassaro, University of Louisville, funding level: $199,534, July 1991- June 1993.
  • Rainfall-Runoff Simulation for the Little River Basin, Kentucky Using GIS Procedures, U.S. Geological Survey Research (USGS), Louisville district, co-principal investigator: Jim Smoot, USGS, funding level: $26,000 (IPA), July 1988-June 1989.
  • Regionalization of Flood Data Using Probability Distributions and its Parameters, U.S. Geological Survey, through Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, co-principal investigator: Dr. Carol O. Connor, University of Louisville, funding Level: $39,423, December 1988 - June 1989
  • Modeling the South Fork Beargrass Creek Combined Sewer System, Louisville, URS Dalton Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, funding Level: $25,588, January 1987 - December 1987.
  • Regionalization of Flood Data for State of Kentucky, U.S. Geological Survey Research (USGS), Louisville district, funding level: $15,000 (IPA), January 1987 - December 1987
  • Modeling Non-Point Source Pollution in the Beargrass Creek Basin, U.S. Geological Survey Research (USGS), Louisville district, co-principal investigator: Jim Smoot, USGS, funding level: $60,000, January 1986 - December 1986.
  • Quantitative Simulation of Groundwater Flow in the Louisville Aquifer, U.S. Geological Survey Research (USGS), Louisville district,­ funding level: $12,000, July 1985-June 1986.
  • Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring Program, Ohio Falls Generating Station, Louisville Gas and Electric, Louisville, Kentucky, co-principal investigator: Dr. Chris Holdren, University of Louisville, funding Level: $11,984, July 1985 - June 1986.

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Papers

  • Bhaskar, N. R. “Application of the Watershed Modeling System (WMS) for modeling runoff from Floyd’s Fork watershed and will illustrate the use of GIS in distributed hydrologic modeling. paper under preparation, to be submitted to Journal of American Water Resources, AWRA, September 2004.
  • Bhaskar, N. R. and Krauth L. G. “Distributed Hydrologic Modeling of Floods in Mountainous Regions Using the TOPMODEL,” paper accepted for publication, Journal of American Water Resources, AWRA, June 2004.
  • Bhaskar, N. R., French, M. N. and Kyiamah, G. K. “Characterization of Flash Floods in Eastern Kentucky, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 5, No. 3, July 2000.
  • Bhaskar, N. R., Parida, B. P., and Nayak, A. K., “Flood Estimation for Ungaged Catchments Using Geomorphological Instantaneous Unit Hydrograph,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 123, No. 4, July/August 1997.
  • Bhaskar, N. R., James, W. P. and Devulapalli, R. S., “Hydrologic Parameter Estimation Using a Geographic Information System,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 118, No. 5, September 1992.
  • Bhaskar, N. R. and O’Connor, C. A., “Comparison of Method of Residuals and Cluster Analysis for Flood Regionalization,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 115, No. 6, November 1989.
  • Whitlatch, E. E., and Bhaskar, N. R., “Operating Policies for Reservoir Pumped-Water Interties,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management Division, ASCE, Vol. 114, No. 6, pp. 687-703, November 1988.
  • Bhaskar, N. R., and Singh, V. P., “Planning Flood Control Projects in Urbanizing Areas,” Water Resources Management, International Journal, European Committee for Water Resources Management, Dordrecht, Holland, Vol. 2, June 1988.
  • Bhaskar, N. R., “Projection of Urbanization Effects on Runoff Using Clark Instantaneous Unit Hydrograph Parameters,” Water Resources Bulletin, Journal, American Water Resources Association, Vol. 24, No. 1, February 1988.
  • Bhaskar, N. R., “Comparison of Reservoir Linear Operation Rules Using Linear and Dynamic Programming,” Water Resources Bulletin, Journal, American Water Resources Association, Vol. 23, No. 6, December 1987.
  • Bhaskar, N. R., and Whitlatch, E. E., “Derivation of Monthly Reservoir Release Policies,” Water Resources Research, Journal, American Geophysical Union, Vol. 16, No. December 1980.
  • Bhaskar, N. R., and Whitlatch, E. E., “Application of the HEC-4 Monthly Streamflow Simulation Model,” Water Resources Bulletin, Journal, American Water Resources Association, Vol. 16, No. 4, August 1980.

Proceedings

  • Bhaskar, N. R. and Krauth, L. G., “Distributed Hydrologic Modeling of Floods in Mountainous Regions Using the TOPMODEL,” Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, Water 99 Joint Congress, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, July 6-8, 1999.
  • Bhaskar, N. R. et al., “Rain Gage an WSR-88 Rainfall Accumulation Comparison in Jefferson County, Kentucky,” Proceedings of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California, February 1997 (principal author: W. Wilson).
  • Bhaskar, N. R. et al., “Characterization of Flash Floods in Eastern Kentucky,” Proceedings of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California, February 1997.
  • Bhaskar, N. R., French, M. N. and Kyiamah, G. K., “Monitoring and Modeling of Flash Floods in Eastern Kentucky,” Proceedings, Kentucky Water Resources Annual Symposium, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, Lexington, Kentucky, February 13, 1996.
  • French , M. N., Bhaskar, N. R. and Evans, J. F., “Distributed Hydrologic Modeling: A Comparison Study,” Proceedings, Kentucky Water Resources Annual Symposium, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, Lexington, Kentucky, February 13, 1996.
  • Bhaskar, N. R. et al., ” A Model for Reducing Community Vulnerability to Hazardous Materials and Industrial Wastes,” published in the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation Annual Conference, Anaheim, California, October 3-7 1993.
  • Bhaskar et al., “Damage Analysis of Water Distribution Systems Using GIS,” published in the proceedings of the Simulation Multi-Conference, San Diego, California, 1993.
  • Bhaskar, N. R., Kamojjala, S. and Cassaro, M. A., ” Study of the Impact of Hazardous Chemicals on Sewer Systems Using a GIS,” published in the proceedings of AWRA symposium on Geographic Information Systems and Water Resources, Mobile, Alabama, March 14-18, 1993.
  • Bhaskar, N. R. and Devulapalli, R. S., “Runoff Modeling Using the Geomorphological Instantaneous Unit Hydrograph and the ARC/INFO Geographic Information System,” published in the proceedings of the ASCE conference on Civil Engineering Applications of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems, Washington D.C., May 14-16,1991.
  • Bhaskar, N. R., and Devulapalli, R. S., “Application of ARC/INFO GIS software for Runoff and Sediment Modeling,” Proceedings, Third Annual Midwest/Great Lakes User Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, October 18, 1989.
  • Bhaskar, N. R. and Frye, Theresa, V., “Comparison of Two Methods for Modeling Urban Runoff,” published in the proceedings of ASCE National Speciality Conference of the Water Resources Planning and Management Division, Norfolk, Virginia, June 1988.
  • Bhaskar, N. R., “Flood Damage - Frequency Analysis of an Urbanizing Watershed,” published in the Proceedings of the International Symposium on Flood Frequency and Risk Analyses, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 1986.
  • Bhaskar, N. R., and Singh, V. P., “Environmental Issues for Planning Water Resources Projects in Urbanizing Areas,” published in the Proceedings of the International Seminar on Environmental Impact Assessment of Water Resources Projects, Roorkee, India, December 1985.
  • Bhaskar, N. R., “Application of the Chance - Constrained Programming Technique in Reservoir Management Studies - A Case Study,” published in the proceedings of the International Symposium on Rainfall-Runoff Modeling, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, June 1981.

Abstracts

  • Bhaskar, N. R., “Comparison Regionalized Flood Frequency Growth Curves Using Method Method of Residuals and Cluster Analysis, Abstract, EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Vol. 70, No. 15, April 11 1989.
  • Bhaskar, N. R., O’Connor, C. A., and Choquette, A. F., “Comparison of Residuals and Cluster Analysis for Flood Regionalization,” EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Volume 68, No. 44, pp. 1262, November 3, 1987.
  • French, M. N., and Bhaskar, N. R., “An Expert System for Runoff Hydrograph Estimation,” EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Vol. 68, N0. 16, pp. 324, April 21, 1987.

General Publications - Books, Research and Project Reports

  • Bhaskar, N. R., Kamojjala, S. and Cassaro, M. A., ” Study of the Impact of Hazardous Chemicals on Sewer Systems Using a GIS,” accepted for publication in a book titled “GIS and Water Resources: Application of Water and Waste Water Systems,” Ann Arbor Press, Inc., Chelsea, Michigan, September 1997.
  • French, M. N., Bhaskar, N. R. and Kyiamah, G. K., “Flash Flood Monitoring and Modeling in Kentucky,” final report, submitted to Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, March 1, 1996.
  • Center for Hazards Research and Policy Development, University of Louisville, “Inventory Management and Risk-Based Decision Support for Water Delivery Utilities Subject to Natural Hazards,” report, National Science Foundation, No. CHRPD-93-011, August 1993.
  • Center for Hazards Research and Policy Development, University of Louisville, “Industrial Waste Information System (IWIS): IWIS Decision Support Module,” final report to be submitted to Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District, Louisville, Kentucky, September 1993.
  • Bhaskar, N. R., O’Connor, C. A., Myers, H. A. and Puckett, W. P., “Regionalization of Flood Data Using Probability Distributions and Their Parameters,” final report, submitted to Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, November 1989.
  • Bhaskar, N. R. and O’Connor, C. A., “Regionalization of Flood Data for State of Kentucky,” final report, submitted to U.S. Geological Survey, Louisville, Kentucky, January, 1988.
  • Bhaskar, N.R., “Hydrologic Modeling of the Louisville South Fork Beargrass Creek Combined Sewer System,” final report submitted to URS Dalton Associates, Cleveland, Ohio, January 1988.
  • Holdren, G.C., N. R. Bhaskar and R. A. Storm., “Results of the Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring Program at the Ohio Falls Generating Station,” final report, submitted to Louisville Gas and Electric Company, Louisville, Kentucky, February 1986.
  • Whitlatch, E. E., and Bhaskar, N. R., “Operating Policies for the Alum Creek to Hoover Reservoir Pumped Water Intertie,” final report, submitted to Division of Water, City of Columbus, Ohio, June 1980.
  • Bhaskar, N. R., “Application of Optimization Techniques in Reservoir Management,” unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, December 1978.
  • Bhaskar, N. R., “Theoretical Analysis of Moisture Distribution in Base-Courses of Pavements,” unpublished M.S. Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, December 1974.
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