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Michael Johnson

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Hydraulics Research Engineering

Faculty

Research Professor

Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: UWRL 103
DialPhone: (435) 797-3176
SendEmail: michael.johnson@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics, (Groundwater, Hydrology, and Water Resources), Utah State University, 1996
Discharge Coefficient Scale Effects Analysis for Weirs
MS, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics, Utah State University, 1994
Evaluation of Anti-Cavitation Trim for a 6-Inch Globe Valve
BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Utah State University, 1992


Expertise

Physical modeling of hydraulic structures; energy dissipators and spillways, Howell-Bunger and fixed cone valve applications; performance testing of valves, flow meters and pumps; numerical modeling and analysis; hydraulic equipment analysis including flow meters, flow control valves and devices, pressure regulating valves and devices; expert services for water control devices and patent infringement.

Awards

AWWA Water Conservation Division Best Paper Award , 2012

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AWWA Engineering & Construction Division Best Paper Award , 2010

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AWWA Engineering & Construction Division Best Paper , 2007

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Outstanding Teacher, 2003

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Outstanding Teacher, 2003

College of Engineering

Outstanding Advisor, 2002

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Outstanding Teacher, 2002

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Max LeGrand Johnson Memorial Scholarship, 1992

Outstanding Senior, 1992

College of Engineering and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Scholarship, 1991

ASCE

Nielsen, Maxwell, and Wangsgaard Scholarship , 1990


Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Book Chapters

    • 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

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Sumrak, M.L, Johnson, M.C, Barfuss, S.L, (2016). Analysis of Meter Registry Uncertainty. Journal AWWA
        • Sharp, Z.B, Johnson, M.C, Barfuss, S.L, (2016). Effects of Abrupt Pipe Diameter Changes on Venturi Flow Meters. Journal AWWA, 108:8
        • Sharp, Z.B, Johnson, M.C, Barfuss, S.L, Optimizing the ASME Venturi Recovery Cone Angle to Minimize Head Loss. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
        • Sumrak, M.L, Johnson, M.C, Barfuss, S.L, (2016). Comparing Low Flow Accuracy of Mechanical and Electronic Meters. Journal AWWA, 108:6, E327-E334.
        • Hogge, J.R, Johnson, M.C, Frazier, J., Wilcox, B.K, Improving Flow Conditions in Irrigation Splitter Boxes. Journal of Irrigation
        • Prettyman, J., Johnson, M.C, Barfuss, S.L, (2016). Comparison of Selected Differential Producing, Ultrasonic and Magnetic Flow Meters. Journal AWWA, 108:1, E39-E49.
        • Nikfetrat, K., Johnson, M.C, Sharp, Z.B, (2015). Computer Simulations Using Pattern Specific Loss Coefficients for Cross Junctions. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 9
        • Johnson, M.C, Prettyman, B.J, Sharp, Z.B, (2015). Submerged Operation of a Fixed-Cone Valve with Baffled Hood. International Journal of Water Power & Dam Construction6
        • Pope, J., Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, Sharp, Z.B, (2015). Effects of pipe wall offsets on differential pressure meter accuracy. Journal AWWA, 107:6
        • Del Toro, A., Johnson, M.C, Spall, R.E, (2015). Computational Fluid Dynamics Investigation of Butterfly Valve Performance Factors. Journal AWWA
        • Johnson, M.C, Prettyman, B.J, Sharp, Z.B, (2014). Design Considerations for Stationary Hoods Used with Fixed-Cone Valves. International Journal of Water Power & Dam Construction6
        • Daniels, S., Johnson, M.C, Spall, R.E, (2014). Cavitation and Head Loss Characteristics in Nonsymmetric Bifurcations. Journal AWWA, 106:6
        • Olsen, R.J, Johnson, M.C, Barfuss, S.L, (2014). Low-Head Dam Reverse Roller Remediation Options. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 140:4, 06014003: 1-4.
        • Shields, D., Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, Hannah, C.C, (2013). Meter Testing Methods Matter. Journal AWWA, 105:11, E664-E670.
        • Willeitner, R., Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, (2013). Montana Flume Flow Corrections Under Submerged Flow (closure). journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 139:Number 7, 597.
        • Willeitner, R., Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, (2013). Using Numerical Modeling to Correct Flow Rates for Submerged Montana Flumes . Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 139:Number 7, 586-592.
        • Olsen, R.J, Johnson, M.C, Barfuss, S.L, (2013). Risk of Entrapment at Low-Head Dams. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 139:6, 675-678.
        • Stoker, D., Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, (2012). Flow Measurement Accuracies of In-Service Residential Flow Meters. Journal AWWA, E637-E643. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5942/jawwa.2012.104.0145
        • Freckleton, D.R, Johnson, M.C, Leslie Boyd, M., Mortensen, D.G, (2012). Closure of" Stop Logs for Emergency Spillway Gate Dewatering". Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 138:6, 578–578.
        • Stoker, D., Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, (2012). Ultrasonic Flow Measurement for Pipe Installations with Non-Ideal Conditions. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 138:3, 993-998.
        • Willeitner, R., Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, (2012). Montana Flume Flow Corrections Under Submerged Flow. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 138:7, 685-689.
        • Johnson, M.C, Boyd, M.L, Mortensen, D.G, (2012). Closure to "Stop Logs for Emergency Spillway Gate Dewatering" by Freckleton, Johnson, Boyd and Mortensen. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
        • Buck, B.S, Johnson, M.C, Barfuss, S.L, (2012). Effects of Particulates on Water Meter Accuracy through Expected Life. Journal AWWA, 104:4, 231-242.
        • Shields, D., Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, (2012). Revenue recovery through meter replacement. Journal AWWA, 104:4, 252-259.
        • Stephens, D.P, Johnson, M.C, Sharp, Z.B, (2012). Design Considerations for Fixed-Cone Valve with Baffled Hood. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 132:2, 204-209.
        • Neilsen, M.A, Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, (2011). Off-the-shelf accuracies of residential water meters. Journal AWWA, 103:9, 48-55.
        • Hollingshead, C.L, Johnson, M.C, Barfuss, S.L, Spall, R.E, (2011). Discharge Coefficient Performance of Venturi, Standard Concentric Orifice Plate, V-cone and Wedge Flow Meters at Low Reynolds Numbers. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 78, 559-566.
        • Freckleton, D.R, Johnson, M.C, Boyd, M.L, Mortensen, D.G, (2011). Stop Logs for Emergency Spillway Gate Dewatering. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 137:6, 367-364.
        • Heiner, B.J, Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, (2011). Conditional Assessment of Flow Measurement Accuracy. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 137:6, 367-374.
        • Johnson, M.C, Buck, B.S, Sharpe, Z.B, (2011). Improving Concrete Containment Structures Associated with Fixed Cone Valves. Engineering, 3, 145-151.
        • Heiner, B.J, Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, (2011). Flow Rate Sensitivity Due to Parshall Flume Staff Gauge Location and Wingwall Configuration. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 137:2, 94-101.
        • Mortensen, J.D, Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, (2011). Scale Effects of Air Entrained by Hydraulic Jumps within Closed Conduits. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 49:1, 90-95.
        • Webb, C.B, Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, (2010). Modelling roughness in scale models. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 48:2, 260–264.
        • Richards, G.L, Johnson, M.C, Barfuss, S.L, (2010). Apparent Losses Caused by Water Meter Inaccuracies at Ultralow Flows. Journal AWWA, 102:5, 123-132.
        • Webb, C.B, Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, (2010). Modeling Roughness in Physical Scale Models. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 48:2, 260-264.
        • Sharp, Z.B, Johnson, M.C, Barfuss, S.L, Rahmeyer, W.J, (2010). Energy Losses in Cross Junctions. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 136:1
        • Richards, G.L, Johnson, M.C, Barfuss, S.L, (2009). Metering residential irrigation water: Technological approaches and cost estimations.. Journal: American Water Works Association, 101:6
        • Sanders, D., Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, (2009). Improving Open Canned Systems. World Pumps515
        • Johnson, M.C, Richards, G.L, Barfuss, S.L, (2009). Metering Residential Irrigation Water: Technological Approaches and Cost Estimation. Journal AWWA, 101:6, 52-63.
        • Richards, G.L, Johnson, M.C, Barfuss, S.L, (2008). Metering Secondary Water in Residential Irrigation Systems. Metering Secondary Water in Residential Irrigation Systems. , 100:6, 112-121.
        • Smith, N.Q, Johnson, M.C, Barfuss, S.L, (2008). Vapor Cavity Collapse Downstream from Orifice Plates. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 46:6, 830-834.
        • Johnson, M.C, Savage, B.M, (2006). Physical and Numerical Comparison of Flow Over Ogee Spillway in the Presence of Tailwater. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 132:12
        • Bradford, J., Johnson, M.C, Gilbert, G., (2006). Performance of Venturi Meters Installed Downstream of Bends. Journal AWWA, 98:4, 156-164.
        • Johnson, M.C, Dham, R., (2006). Innovative Energy Dissipating Hood. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 132:8
        • Savage, B.M, Johnson, M.C, (2001). Flow over Ogee Spillway: Physical and Numerical Model Case Study. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 127:8
        • Johnson, M.C, (2000). Discharge Coefficient Analysis for Flat-Topped and Sharp-Crested Weirs. Irrigation Science, 19, 133-137.

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

              Research Reports

            • Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, Neilsen, M.A, (2011). Accuracy of In-Service Water Meters at Low and High Flow Rates. Water Research Foundation (EPA)

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            Publications - Translations & Transcripts

              Publications - Other

                Magazine/Trade Publication

              • Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, Schlenger, D.L, Beck, R.W, Hughes, D.M, Zhang, J., (2010). Metering and Water Consumption. Drinking Water Research
              • Other

              • Johnson, M.C, (1996). Discharge Coefficient Scale Effects Analysis for Weirs. Utah State University
              • Johnson, M.C, (1994). Evaluation of Anti-Cavitation Trim for a 6-Inch Globe Valve. Utah State University

              * Has not been peer reviewed

              Graduate Students Mentored

              Aaron Gilchrist,
              Zachary Sharp, Civil & Environmental Engineering 2016
              Devan Radle, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, May 2015 - May 2016
              Joshua Hogge, May 2015 - May 2016
              Barry Prettyman, Civil & Environmental Engineering 2015
              Johnny Prettyman, June 2009 - May 2015
              Barry Prettyman, May 2013 - May 2014
              Trevor Price, Civil & Environmental Engineering, May 2012 - May 2013
              Riley Olsen, Civil & Environmental Engineering, May 2011 - May 2013
              Steven Daniels, May 2011 - May 2013
              Trevor Datwyler, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2011 - December 2012
              Adam Del Toro, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, May 2011 - December 2012
              B. Skyler Buck, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2010 - May 2011
              Christopher Poulson, Civil & Environmental Engineering - May 2011
              Colter Hollingshead, Civil & Environmental Engineering - May 2011
              Dallin Stephens, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2009 - May 2011
              Joseph Hawkes, 2010
              Eric Peterson, 2009
              Zachary Sharp, 2009
              Gregory Richards, 2009
              Briant Jacobs, 2007
              Nathan Smith, 2007
              Matthew Davidson, 2006