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Blake Tullis

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Hydraulics Research Engineering

UWRL Associate Director, Water Engineering Division Head

Professor

Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: UWRL 217
DialPhone: (435) 797-3194
SendEmail: blake.tullis@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1996
MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1992
BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, (Spanish), Utah State University, 1990


Expertise

Hydraulic/physical modeling; hydromachinery; valve testing; flow meter calibration; pump engineering and pump intakes; culvert design for environmentally sensitive installations, hydraulic resistance in channels/pipes with composite roughness, and erosion control.


Teaching Interests

Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics (hydraulic structures and pipeline design)

Research Interests

hydraulic structures (labyrinth and piano key weirs), culvert hydraulics, and fish-culvert interaction

Awards

Terry L. Hampton Hydraulic Structures Medal, 2016

Assoc. of State Dam Safety Officials

Outstanding Teacher, 2016

College of Engineering

Outstanding Teacher 2016, 2016

CEE

CEE Outstanding Advisor, 2011

Utah State University

Victor L. Streeter Fellow, 1996

The University of Michigan

Outstanding Civil and Environmental Engineering Student , 1990

Utah State University

NSF Undergraduate Research Award of Supercomputing , 1988

NSF

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

    • Tullis, B.P, (2012). Hydraulic Loss Coefficients for Culverts. Transportation Research Board of the National Academies
    • Book Chapters

    • Tullis, B.P, , (2017). Hydraulics of Weirs: Open Channel Hydraulics, River Hydraulic Structures, an Fluvial Geomorphology. CRC Press *
    • Tullis, B.P, Bradshaw, R.D, (2015). Impact Dissipators: Energy Dissipation in Hydraulic Structures. International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)/CRC Press
    • Paxson, G., Tullis, B.P, Hertel, D., (2013). Comparison of Piano Key Weirs with Labyrinth and Gated Spillways: Hydraulics, Cost, Constructibility, and Operation: Labyrinth and Piano Key Weirs II. CRC Press
    • Tullis, B.P, Johnson, M.C, (2004). Hydraulic Engineering at the Utah Water Research Laboratory: Past, Present, and Future: Water Resources and Environmental History, ASCE. ASCE
    • Tullis, J.P, Tullis, B.P, (2004). Hydraulics of Pipe Systems: Mechanical Engineering Handbook. CRC Press
    • Tullis, J.P, Tullis, B.P, (2004). Hydraulics of Pipe Systems: Mechanical Engineering Handbook. CRC Press
    • Tullis, B.P, Tullis, J.P, (2003). Valves: Engineering Handbook. CRC Press
    • Tullis, B.P, Tullis, J.P, (2003). Valves: Engineering Handbook. CRC Press

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Dabling, M., Tullis, B.P, (2017). Modifying the Downstream Hydrograph with Staged Labyrinth Weirs. Journal of Applied Hydraulic Research
        • Khodier, M., Tullis, B.P, (2017). Exp. and Computational Comparison of Baffled Culvert Hydrodynamics. Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research
        • Erpicum, S., Tullis, B.P, Lodomez, M., Archambeau, P., Dewals, B.J, Pirotton, M., (2016). Scale effects in physical piano key weir models. Journal of Hydraulic Research, doi: 10.1080/00221686.2016.1211562
        • Tullis, B.P, (2016). Comparing Raindrop Size and Velocity Measurement Accuracy Using Shadowgraphy, Disdrometery, and Pie Pan Measurement Techniques. ASTM Journal of Measurement and Evaluation
        • Pfister, M., Tullis, B.P, Schleiss, A., (2015). Closure to “Debris-Blocking Sensitivity of Piano Key Weirs under Reservoir-Type Approach Flow” by Michael Pfister, Damiano Capobianco, Blake Tullis, and Anton J. Schleiss. ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 141:10
        • Dabling, M.R, Tullis, B.P, Crookston, B.M, (2015). Closure to "Staged Labyrinth Weir Hydraulics". ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage
        • Wright, N., Tullis, B.P, (2014). Prototype and Laboratory Low-Level Outlet Air Demand Comparison for Small-to-Medium Sized Embankment Dams. ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage, 140:6, 04014014 1-7.
        • Tullis, B.P, Crookston, B.M, Closure to Hydraulic Design and Analysis of Labyrinth Weirs. 1: Discharge Relationships. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering (ASCE), May 2014, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000752 , 07014022.
        • Khodier, M., Tullis, B.P, (2014). Fish Passage Behavior for Severe Hydraulic Conditions in Baffled Culverts. ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
        • Pfister, M., Capobianco, D., Tullis, B.P, Schleiss, A., (2013). Debris Blocking Sensitivity of Piano Key Weirs. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 139:11
        • Dabling, M.R, Tullis, B.P, (2013). Staged Labyrinth Weir Hydraulics. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering (ASCE), 139:11
        • Crookston, B., Tullis, B.P, (2013). Hydraulic Design and Analysis of Labyrinth Weirs. Part 1: Discharge Relationships. J. of Hydraulic Engineering
        • Crookston, B., Tullis, B.P, (2013). Hydraulic Design and Analysis of Labyrinth Weirs. Part 2: Nappe Aeration, Instability, and Vibration. J. of Irrigation and Drainage
        • Olsen, A.H, Tullis, B.P, (2013). Laboratory Study of Fish Passage and Discharge Capacity Slip-Lined, Baffled Culverts. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
        • Anderson, R., Tullis, B.P, (2013). Piano Key Weir Hydraulics and Labyrinth Weir Comparisons. J. Irrigation and Drainage
        • Anderson, R., Tullis, B.P, (2012). Piano Key Weir: Reservoir vs. Channel Applications. J. Hydraulic Research, 138:8, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000464
        • Crookston, B., Tullis, B.P, (2012). Labyrinth Weirs: Nappe Interference and Local Submergence. J. of Irrigation and Drainage, 138:8
        • Mortensen, J., Barfuss, S.L, Tullis, B.P, (2012). The effects of Hydraulic Jump Location on Air Entrainment in Closed Conduits. Journal of Hydraulic Research, Volume 50:No. 3 (2012), pp. 298-303.
        • Dabling, M., Tullis, B.P, (2012). Piano Key Weir Submergence in Channel Applications. J. Hydraulic Research, 138:7, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000563
        • Crookston, B., Tullis, B.P, (2012). Arced Labyrinth Weirs. J. Hydraulic Engineering, 138:6, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000553
        • Anderson, R., Tullis, B.P, (2012). Comparison of Piano Key and Rectangular Labyrinth Weir Hydraulic. J. Hydraulic Engineering, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000509
        • Crookston, B., Tullis, B.P, (2012). Discharge Efficiency of Reservoir-Application-Specific Labyrinth Weirs. J. of Irrigation and Drainage, 138:6, 564-568. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000563
        • Crookston, B., Tullis, B.P, (2012). Scour Prevention in Bottomless Arch Culverts. International J. of Sediment Research, 27:2
        • Tullis, B.P, Lachar, J., (2011). Determining air Demand for Small- to Medium-Sized Dam Low-Level Outlet Works: J. Irrig. Drain. Eng.. , 137:12
        • Tullis, B.P, (2011). Behavior of Submerged Ogee Crest Discharge Coefficients: J. Irrig. Drain. Eng.. , 137:10
        • Crookston, B.M, Tullis, B.P, (2011). Incipient Motion of Gravels in a Bottomless Arch Culvert. Int. J. Sediment Res., 26:1, 15-26.
        • Tullis, B.P, Anderson, D., (2010). Slip-lined Culvert Inlet End Treatment Hydraulics. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage
        • Tullis, B.P, Anderson, D.S, Robinson, S.C, (2008). Entrance Loss Coefficients and Inlet Control Head-Discharge Relationships for Buried-Invert Culverts.: J. Irrig. Drain. Eng.. , 134:6, 831-839.
        • Haderlie, G., Tullis, B.P, (2008). Multi-Barrel Culvert Hydraulics Under Inlet Control: J. Irrig. Drain. Eng.. , 134:4, 507-514.
        • Tullis, B.P, Neilson, J., (2008). Performance of Submerged Ogee Crest Head-Discharge Relationships: J Hydraul. Eng.. , 134:2, 263-266.
        • Tullis, B.P, Wright, S.J, (2007). Wetting Front Instabilities: A three-dimensional Experimental Investigation: J. Transp. Porous Med.. , 70, 335-353.
        • Tullis, B.P, Barfuss, S.L, Christensen, R.T, (2007). Changes in Hydraulic Roughness Coefficients for Circumferentially Strained M294 Pipe: Transportation Research Record (TRR). Transporation Research Record, 1976, 149-154.
        • Tullis, B.P, Robinson, S.C, (2005). The Hydraulic Characteristics of Buried-Invert, Elliptical Culverts: Transportation Research Record (TRR). Transporation Research Record, 1904, 105-112.
        • Tullis, B.P, Tullis, J.P, (2001). Real-World Projects Reinforce Fundamentals in the Classroom. Hydraulic Engineering (ASCE), 127:12, 992-995.
        • Tullis, B.P, Tullis, J.P, (2001). Real-World Projects Reinforce Fundamentals in the Classroom. Hydraulic Engineering (ASCE), 127:12, 992-995.
        • Wright, S.J, Tullis, B.P, Long, T.M, (1994). Recalibration of Parshall Flumes at Low discharges. Irrigation and Drainage (ASCE), 120:2, 348-362.
        • Professional Journal

        • Tullis, J.P, Tullis, B.P, (2005). You Don’t Have to Live with Noisy Valves: Plant Services Magazine.
        • Tullis, J.P, Tullis, B.P, (2005). You Don’t Have to Live with Noisy Valves: Plant Services Magazine.
        • Tullis, B.P, Lindsay, J.T, Wright, S.J, (1992). The imaging of wetting front instabilities in porous media using neutron radioscopy: J. Nondestr. Test. Eval. , 11, 97-106.

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

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                  Scheduled Teaching

                  CEE 5550, 6550 - Hydraulics of Closed Conduits, Spring 2017

                  CEE 5540, 6540 - Hydraulic Structures Design, Fall 2016

                  CEE 5550, 6550 - Hydraulics of Closed Conduits, Spring 2016

                  CEE 5540, 6540 - Hydraulic Structures Design, Fall 2015

                  CEE 3500 - Civil and Environmental Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Spring 2015

                  CEE 5550,6550 - Hydraulics of Closed Conduits, Spring 2015

                  CEE 3500 - Civil and Environmental Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Spring 2014

                  CEE 5550,6550 - Hydraulics of Closed Conduits, Spring 2014

                  CEE 5540,6540 - Hydraulic Structures Design, Fall 2013

                  USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2013

                  CEE 3500 - Civil and Environmental Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Spring 2013

                  CEE 5550,6550 - Hydraulics of Closed Conduits, Spring 2013

                  CEE 5540,6540 - Hydraulic Structures Design, Fall 2012

                  CEE 5760 - Hydraulic Structures Field Course, Fall 2012

                  USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2012

                  CEE 3500 - Civil and Environmental Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Spring 2012

                  CEE 5550,6550 - Hydraulics of Closed Conduits, Spring 2012

                  CEE 5540,6540 - Hydraulic Structures Design, Fall 2011

                  USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2011

                  CEE 3500 - FLUID MECHANICS, Spring 2011

                  CEE 5550 - HYDRAUL CLOSED COND, Spring 2011

                  CEE 6550 - HYDRAUL CLOSED COND, Spring 2011

                  CEE 5540 - Hydraulic Structures Design, Fall 2010

                  CEE 6540 - Hydraulic Structures Design, Fall 2010

                  CEE 5760 - Hydraulic Structures Field Course, Fall 2010


                  Graduate Students Mentored

                  Shelby Buckley, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2016 - May 2020
                  Nathan Young, Civil & Environmental Engineering, March 2016 - May 2017
                  , Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2015 - December 2016
                  Kedric Curtis, , Civil & Environmental Engineering, March 2015 - May 2016
                  Mitch Dabling, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2013 - May 2014
                  Aaron Anderson, Civil & Environmental Engineering, October 2012 - May 2014
                  Tyler Seamons, Civil & Environmental Engineering, October 2012 - May 2014
                  Mohanad Khodier, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2011 - May 2014
                  Nathan Wright, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2012 - May 2013
                  Tyler Allen, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2005 2012
                  Nathan Christensen, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2010 - August 2012
                  Brett Wood, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2011 - May 2012
                  Erin Whyte, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2011 - May 2012
                  Amber Olsen, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2010 - December 2011
                  Jason Larchar, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2008 - December 2011
                  Sam Tingey, May 2011
                  Ricky Anderson, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2010 - May 2011
                  Eric Major, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2010 - May 2011
                  Andrew Barney, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2009 - May 2011
                  Brian Crookston, Civil & Environmental Engineering, June 2007 - December 2010
                  Kameron Ballentine, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2007 - May 2008
                  Brian Crookston, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2006 - May 2008
                  Tyson Knudsen, Civil & Environmental EngineeringDecember 2007
                  Ryan Berg, September 2006 - December 2007
                  Gary Haderlie, Civil & Environmental EngineeringAugust 2007
                  Josh Brown, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2006 - May 2007
                  Jesse Neilson, Civil & Environmental EngineeringAugust 2006
                  Derek Anderson, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2005 - August 2006
                  Daniel Macfarlane, Civil & Environmental EngineeringMay 2006
                  Mark Wilson, Civil & Environmental EngineeringMay 2006
                  Darren Hinton, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2005 - December 2005
                  Jacob Young, Civil & Environmental EngineeringAugust 2005