Matthias Kramer

Lecturer and Safety WHS Coordinator
Lecturer

Matthias Kramer is a Lecturer at the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), UNSW Canberra. Prior to this, he was working at the University of Queensland and the University of Stuttgart. Matthias Kramer received a competitive fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) entitled ’Air-water mass transfer at hydraulic structures’.

Scholarships and supervision

Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available for PhD students who achieved High Distinction (H1) in their undergraduate program and/or have completed a Masters by Research.

If you are interested in working on the topics listed below (or closely related areas), please perform a self-assessment (https://selfassessment.research.unsw.edu.au/) and send me your me your CV, academic transcripts and a research proposal consisting of motivation, (brief) literature review, research objectives and proposed methodology.

Research topics and interests

If you want to know more about my research, please refer to my Google Scholar or Research Gate. Topics of interest are in the field of open channel flow with a focus on air-entrainment, flow measurement instrumentation, energy dissipation and design of hydraulic structures. Other areas of interest are listed below:

  • Hydrodynamics of open-channel flows
  • Hydraulic structures (smooth and stepped chutes, control structures)
  • Multiphase flows
  • Flow measurement instrumentation 
  • Signal processing (phase-detection probes and image-based velocimetry)
  • Mass transfer processes

 

Lectures/Courses taught

  • ZEIT2020: Civil Engineering Materials (S1)
  • ZEIT2602: Hydraulic Engineering (S2)
  • ZEIT4604: Hydrology and Environmental Engineering Practice (S1)

 

Current students

  • Hanwen Cui (PhD candidate, joint supervision with Dr Stefan Felder)
  • Reilly Cox (UNSW Sydney)

 

Awards and Grants

  • Open Fund Research, State Key Laboratory, Sichuan University
  • UNSW Rector Funded Visiting Fellowship (RFVF)
  • Research Infrastructure Scheme (RIS): Combined open-channel/wave flume
  • Substantial merit-based start up grant (UNSW Canberra)
  • Establishment award (UNSW Canberra)
  • DFG research fellowship ’Air-water mass transfer at hydraulic structures’

 

Professional involvement

  • Editorial Panel ICE Water Management
  • Executive member of the AFMS (Australian Fluid Mechanics Society) Canberra Chapter
  • IAHR Member - International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
  • Reviewer for selected journals, including International Journal of Multiphase Flow (IJMF), Journal of Hydraulic Research (JHR), Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (JHE), Journal of Hydro-Environment Research (JHER) and others

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Conference Papers
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Kramer M; Hohermuth B; Valero D; Felder S, 2020, 'Leveraging event detection techniques and cross-correlation analysis for phase-detection probe measurements in turbulent air-water flows', in Proceedings of the 8th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, ISHS 2020, The University of Queensland, presented at 8th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures ISHS2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.14264/uql.2020.591
2020
Cui H; Kramer M; Felder S, 2020, 'Velocity profiles on a grass-lined spillway in supercritical flow', in Carrillo JM; Fenrich E; Ferras D; Wieprecht S (eds.), Proceedings of the 1st IAHR Young Professionals Congress, International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research -IAHRPª Bajo Virgen del Puerto, 3 28005 Madrid, SPAIN; A-1 Fuxing Road, Haidian District, 100038, Beijing, CHINA, Online, pp. 211 - 212, presented at 1st IAHR Young Professionals Congress, Online, 17 November 2020 - 18 November 2020, https://static.iahr.org/library/Proceedings/TechnicalEvent/tcEPD/2020YPCongress/Proceedings_1st_IAHR_Young_Professionals_Congress_2020.pdf
2020
Valero D; Kramer M; Bung D; Chanson H, 2019, 'A stochastic bubble generator for air-water flow research', in Calvo L (ed.), Proc. 38th IAHR World Congress, IAHR Publication, Panama City, pp. 5714 - 5721, presented at 38th IAHR World Congress, Panama City, 01 September 2019 - 06 September 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.3850/38WC092019-0909
2019
Kramer M, 2019, 'Particle size distributions in turbulent air-water flows', in Calvo L (ed.), Proc. 38th IAHR World Congress, IAHR Publication, Panama City, pp. 5722 - 5731, presented at 38th IAHR World Congress, Panama City, 01 September 2019 - 06 September 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.3850/38WC092019-0680
2019
Felder S; Montano Luna L, 2018, 'Effect of inflow conditions on the air-water flow properties in hydraulic jumps', in Proc. of the 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Adelaide, presented at 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Adelaide, 10 December 2018 - 13 December 2018
2018
Kramer M, 2018, 'Free-Surface Instabilities in High-Velocity Air-Water Flows down Stepped Chutes', in 7th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, ISHS 2018, Aachen, Germany, presented at 7th International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, Aachen, Germany, 15 May 2018 - 18 May 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.15142/T3XS8P
2018
Kramer M, 2013, 'Energy recovery in drinking water supply systems - experimental investigations on hydraulic turbines', Graz, Austria, presented at Proceedings of the 15th young hydraulic scientists meeting, Graz, Austria, 31 July 2013 - 02 August 2013
2013
Kramer M; Wieprecht S, 2012, 'Investigations on micro-hydro turbines in drinking water supply systems', Stuttgart, presented at Proceedings of the 26th colloquium on water supply systems, Stuttgart, 16 February 2012 - 16 February 2012
2012
Kramer M; Wieprecht S, 2012, 'Implementation studies of small energy converters in water supply systems', Munich, Germany, presented at Proceedings of the 2nd IAHR Europe Conference, Munich, Germany, 27 June 2012 - 29 June 2012
2012
Kramer M; Wieprecht S, 2011, 'Coupled traffic- and hydrodynamic modelling for traffic control during evacuations', Hannover, Germany, presented at Proceedings of the 13th young hydraulic scientists meeting, Hannover, Germany, 03 August 2011 - 06 August 2011
2011
Journal articles
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Kramer M; Hohermuth B; Valero D; Felder S, 2021, 'On velocity estimations in highly aerated flows with dual-tip phase-detection probes - closure', International Journal of Multiphase Flow, vol. 134, pp. 103475 - 103475, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2020.103475
2021
Felder S; Montano L; Cui H; Peirson W; Kramer M, 2021, 'Effect of inflow conditions on the free-surface properties of hydraulic jumps', Journal of Hydraulic Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221686.2020.1866692
2021
Kramer M; Hohermuth B; Valero D; Felder S, 2020, 'Best practices for velocity estimations in highly aerated flows with dual-tip phase-detection probes', International Journal of Multiphase Flow, vol. 126, pp. 103228 - 103228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2020.103228
2020
Kramer M; Valero D, 2020, 'Turbulence and self-similarity in highly aerated shear flows: The stable hydraulic jump', International Journal of Multiphase Flow, vol. 129, pp. 103316 - 103316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2020.103316
2020
Kramer M; Valero D; Chanson H; Bung DB, 2019, 'Towards reliable turbulence estimations with phase-detection probes: an adaptive window cross-correlation technique', Experiments in Fluids, vol. 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00348-018-2650-9
2019
Kramer M; Chanson H; Felder S, 2019, 'Can we improve the non-intrusive characterization of high-velocity air–water flows? Application of LIDAR technology to stepped spillways', Journal of Hydraulic Research, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221686.2019.1581670
2019
Kramer M; Terheiden K; Wieprecht S, 2018, 'Pumps as turbines for efficient energy recovery in water supply networks', Renewable Energy, vol. 122, pp. 17 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.01.053
2018
Kramer M; Chanson H, 2018, 'Optical flow estimations in aerated spillway flows: Filtering and discussion on sampling parameters', Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, vol. 103, pp. 318 - 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2018.12.002
2018
Kramer M; Chanson H, 2018, 'Transition flow regime on stepped spillways: air–water flow characteristics and step-cavity fluctuations', Environmental Fluid Mechanics, vol. 18, pp. 947 - 965, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10652-018-9575-y
2018
Kramer M; Wieprecht S; Terheiden K, 2017, 'Minimising the air demand of micro-hydro impulse turbines in counter pressure operation', Energy, vol. 133, pp. 1027 - 1034, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.05.043
2017
Kramer M; Terheiden K; Wieprecht S, 2016, 'Safety criteria for the trafficability of inundated roads in urban floodings', International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, vol. 17, pp. 77 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.04.003
2016
Kramer M; Wieprecht S; Terheiden K, 2016, 'Penetration depth of plunging liquid jets - A data driven modelling approach', Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, vol. 76, pp. 109 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2016.03.007
2016
Kramer M; Terheiden K; Wieprecht S, 2015, 'Optimized design of impulse turbines in the micro-hydro sector concerning air detrainment processes', Energy, vol. 93, pp. 2604 - 2613, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2015.10.022
2015
Kramer M; Wieprecht S, 2013, 'Implementation studies of small energy converters in water supply systems', DVGW Energie Wasser-Praxis
2013
Kramer M; Felder S, 'Remote sensing of aerated flows at large dams: proof of concept', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10506848.1
Reports
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Kramer M, 2020, Air-water flows at hydraulic structures: Experimental investigations of interfacial characteristics and air-water mass transfer, German Research Foundation, Technical report, School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), UNSW Canberra, KR 4872/2-1, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.19550.25928
2020
Kramer M; Wieprecht S, 2015, Efficient energy recovery in water supply systems, TB01/2015
2015
Kramer M; Wieprecht S, 2013, Stability of cars in urban floodings
2013
Kramer M; Wieprecht S, 2012, Implementation studies of small energy converters in water supply systems, TB 09/2012
2012
Kramer M; Wieprecht S, 2010, Physical model investigations on the hydropower plant Metzingen at the Erms, TB 04/2010
2010
Theses / Dissertations
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Kramer M, 2015, Air demand of impulse turbines in counter pressure operation, University of Stuttgart, http://dx.doi.org/10.18419/opus-651
2015
Working Papers
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Valero D; Schalko I; Friedrich H; Abad JD; Bung DB; Donchyts G; Felder S; Ferreira RML; Hohermuth B; Kramer M; Li D; Mendes L; Moreno-Rodenas A; Nones M; Paron P; Ruiz-Villanueva V; Wang R-Q; Franca MJ, 2021, Pathways towards democratization of hydro-environment observations and data, IAHR, http://dx.doi.org
2021
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lensFluid & Fluid-structure Interactions
lensResilient Infrastructure