Michael Johnson

Hydraulics

Research Professor


Michael  Johnson

Contact Information

Office Location: UWRL 103
Phone: 435-797-3176
Email: michael.johnson@usu.edu
Additional Information:

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

Awards

Outstand Graduate Mentor, 2020

USU CEE

AWWA Water Conservation Division Best Paper Award , 2012

AWWA

AWWA Engineering & Construction Division Best Paper Award , 2010

AWWA

AWWA Engineering & Construction Division Best Paper , 2007

AWWA

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 | 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

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Fact Sheets

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Journal Articles

    Academic Journal

    • Sandberg, B.G, Johnson, M.C, Sharp, Z., , (2020). Venturi Flowmeter Performance Installed Downstream of the Branch of a Tee Junction. Journal of American Water Works Association (Water Science), doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/aws2.1207
    • Chadwick, J.R, Weller, R.P, Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, (2020). Improving Meter Testing Procedures. Journal of American Water Works Association, 112, 58-67. doi: doi.org/10.1002/awwa.1432
    • Coombs, H.J, Johnson, M.C, Sharp, Z., Barfuss, S.L, (2019). Pressure Loss Coefficients for Large-Diameter Mitered Elbows. Journal of American Water Works Association (Water Science), 1:6, 1-11. doi: 10.1002/aws.1162
    • Beck, K.J, Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, (2019). Assessing the Effects of Local Turbulence and Velocity Profiles on Electromagnetic Flow Meter Accuracy. American Water Works Association (Water Science), 1:5, 1-9. doi: 10.1002/aws2.1156
    • Tarboton, D.G, Richards, C., McKee, M., Torres-Rua, A., Neilson, B.T, Tullis, B.P, Rosenberg, D.E, Stevens, D.K, Horsburgh, J.S, McLean, J.E, Johnson, M.C, Dupont, R.R, (2019). The Utah Water Research Laboratory: Empowering Water and Environmental Research in Utah and Around the World. Water Resources Impact, American Water Resources Association, 21:5, 13-15. *
    • Stauffer, T., Johnson, M.C, Barfuss, S.L, Sharp, Z., (2019). Multiple Tap Sets to Improve Venturi Flow Meters Performance Characteristics with Disturbed Flow. American Water Works Association (Water Science), 1:3, 1-9. doi: 10.1002/aws2.1134
    • Justensen, J., Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, (2019). Effects of Meter Orientation Downstream of a Short Radius Elbow on Electromagnetic Flow Meters. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol. 145:Issue 2 (February 2019), 06018009-1 through 06018009-7. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0001357
    • Day, M., Johnson, M.C, Barfuss, S.L, (2019). Flow Meter Performance Comparison Downstream of Double 90-Degree Elbows Out of Plane. American Water Works Association Water Science, 1-7. doi: DOI: 10.1002/aws2.1118
    • Beck, K., Weller, R., Barfuss, S.L, Johnson, M.C, (2018). The Effects of a short radius elbow on electromagnetic meter accuracy. Journal of American Water Works Association, 110:7, E12-E17. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/awwa.1055
    • Sharp, Z.B, Johnson, M.C, Barfuss, S.L, (2018). Optimizing the ASME Venturi Recovery Cone Angle to Minimize Head Loss. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 144:Issue 1 (Jan 2018), 1-9. doi: 10.1061/ (ASCE) HY.1943-7900.0001387
    • Hogge, J.R, Johnson, M.C, (2017). Improving Flow Conditions in Irrigation Splitter Boxes. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Professional Journal

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      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)

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Publications | Other

      Magazine/Trade Publications

      • 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

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Teaching

      CEE 3510 - Civil and Environmental Engineering Hydraulics, Spring 2018

      Graduate Students Mentored

      Kade Beck, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2019
      Matt Day, August 2020 - April 2021
      Elliott Naulu, January 2020 - April 2021
      Benjamin Sandberg, August 2019 - April 2020
      Taylor Stauffer, August 2018 - May 2019
      Hayden Coombs, January 2018 - May 2019
      Hayden Coombs, 2018
      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
      Aaron Gilchrist, 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

      Recent Research & Projects

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