Dr. Francisco Núñez-González

Dr. Francisco Núñez-González

Head of the hydraulic laboratory

Technische Universität Braunschweig
Leichtweiß-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources

Beethovenstraße 51a
38106 Braunschweig
Room 612

f.nunez-gonzalez(at)tu-braunschweig.de
+49 (0) 531 391 3922

Research interests

  • Experimental methods and instrumentation
  • Morphodynamics
  • Bed stability and sediment transport
  • Bedform dynamics
  • Scouring and sedimentation

Publications

  • Núñez-González, F., Hesse, D., Ettmer, B., Gutierrez, R. R., and Link, O. Development and validation of a novel metric for describing the three-dimensionality of bed forms. Geomorphology, 390, 107856, 2021
  • Gutierrez, R., Lefebvre, A., Núñez-González, F. and Avila, H. Towards open science and data-driven science paradigms in bed forms dynamics research, and some steps to these ends. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, DOI: 10.1002/esp.4811, 2020
  • Martín-Vide, J.P. and Núñez-González, F. Flume experiments on the equilibrium of sand-gravel bed rivers. Tecnología y Ciencias del Agua, 10(2), 260-281, DOI: 10.24850/j-tyca-2019-02-10, 2019 (In Spanish)
  • Rovira, A., Núñez-González, F. and Ibañez, C. Dependence of sediment sorting on bedload transport phase in a river meander. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 43(10), 2077-2088, 2018
  • Gutierrez, R. R., Mallma, J. A., Núñez-González, F., Link, O., and Abad, J. D. Bedforms-ATM, an open source software to analyze the scale-based hierarchies and dimensionality of natural bed forms. SoftwareX, 7, 184-189, 2018
  • Núñez-González, F., Rovira, A. and Ibañez, C. Bedload transport and incipient motion below a large gravel bed river bend. Advances in Water Resources, 120, 83-97, 2018
  • Núñez-González, F. Infiltration of fine sediment mixtures through poorly-sorted immobile coarse beds. Water Resources Research, 52(12), 9306-9324, 2016 
  • Núñez-González, F., Martín-Vide, J.P. and Kleinhans, M.G. Porosity and size gradation of saturated gravel with percolated fines. Sedimentology,DOI: 10.1111/sed.12257, 2016
  • Martín Vide, J.P., Rodríguez Máñez, E., Ferrer Boix, C., Núñez González, F. and Vilalta M. Estudio de la dinámica morfológica del río Fluvià. Alcances y métodos frente a la escasez de datos (Morphodynamic study of the Fluvià River. Scope and methods in light of data scarcity). Tecnología y Ciencias del Agua, Vol. III, núm 3, 2012
  • Núñez-González, F. and Martín-Vide, J.P. Analysis of antidune migration direction. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116(F02004), doi:10.1029/2010JF001761, 2011
  • Martín-Vide, J.P., Fael C.M.S., Núñez F., Ferrer C., Gutiérrez F., Goyeneche F-J. La audacia del Pabellón Puente en el río Ebro (Expo 2008): consecuencia en erosión fluvial y exigencias de protección y auscultación (The daring Bridge Pavillon [Pabellón-Puente] over the Ebro River [Expo 2008]: effects on fluvial erosion, and requirements on protection and auscultation). Revista de Obras Públicas, n.3497, Spain, march 2009, pp.53-68.
  • Veröffentlichungen in Conference Proceedings

  • Núñez-González, F., Martín-Vide, J.P., and Olsen, N.R.B. A specific energy diagram for antidunes, River Flow 2020, International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, Delft, Holland, 2020
  • Branß, T., Núñez-González, F., and Aberle, J. Estimation of bedload by tracking supply-limited bedforms, Marine and River Dune Dynamics, MARID VI, 1-3 April 2019, Bremen, Germany, 2019
  • Gutierrez, R. R., Lefebvre, A., Núñez-González, F., and Avila, H. Towards open access of bed forms data, standardization of its analysis, and some steps to these ends, Marine and River Dune Dynamics, MARID VI, 1-3 April 2019, Bremen, Germany, 2019

  • Branß, T., Núñez-González, F., Dittrich, A. and Aberle, J. A. Flume study to investigate the contribution of main-channel bedforms on levee formation, River Flow 2018, International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, Lyon, France, 2018
  • Núñez-González, F., Koll, Ka. and Spitzer, D. Experimental study of the velocity field induced by a propeller jet in an inland-ship model and the related bed scour, River Flow 2018, International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, 2018
  • Núñez-González, F., Koll, Ka., Söhngen, B. and Spitzer, D. Scour geometry and flow velocities induced by an experimental ship propeller jet, River Sedimentation – Wieprecht et al. (Eds), Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-02945-3, 2017
  • Núñez-González, F. and Martín-Vide, J.P. Desarrollo de un modelo morfodinámico para el estudio de la restauración fluvial del río Aragón, España (Development of a morphodynamic model for the fluvial restoration project of the Aragon River, Spain)1er Congreso Iberoamericano sobre sedimentos y ecología, 21-24 de julio, Querétaro, México, 2015
  • Núñez-González, F., Hesse D., Ettmer, B. and Link, O. Objective method for ranking bedforms with a 3-dimensionality-Index, Riverflow 2014, International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, September 8-10, Laussane, Switzerland, 2014
  • Núñez-González, F. and Martín-Vide, J.P. Experiments on erosion and sediment sorting produced by antidunes and alternate bars, Two-Phase Modelling for Sediment Dynamics, Chatou, France, April 26-28, 2011
  • Núñez-González, F. and Martín-Vide, J.P. Downstream-migrating antidunes in sand, gravel and sand-gravel mixtures, Riverflow 2010, International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, september 8-10, Braunschweig, Germany,  2010
  • Núñez-González, F. and Martín-Vide, J.P. Bed resistance and sediment transport experiments in sand, gravel and sand-gravel antidunes, 33rd IAHR Congress: Water Engineering for a Sustainable Environment, Vancouver, Canada, August 2009
  • Zeballos, C.A. and Núñez González, F. Estudio de amenaza eólica y planteamiento de procedimiento de diseño por viento en Nicaragua (Study of the eolian risk and methodological approach for wind design in Nicaragua), XIV Congreso Nacional de Ingeniería Estructural, Acapulco, México, 2004
  • Núñez González, F., and Peña Haro, S. Registros de lluvia diaria para el desarrollo de una base de datos confiable para el análisis de precipitaciones máximas en la República Mexicana (Daily rainfall records for the development of a reliable data base for the analysis of maxima events in Mexico), XVIII Congreso Nacional de Hidráulica, San Luis Potosí, SLP, noviembre, 2004
  • Núñez González, F., Domínguez Mora R., and Carrizosa, E.E. Descripción de lluvias máximas anuales en 24 horas en la República Mexicana (Description of annual maximum 24 hrs rainfall events in Mexico), XXI Congreso Latinoamericano de Hidráulica, Sao Paulo, Brasil, octubre, 2004
  • Núñez González, F. Consideraciones hacia la estimación de pérdidas por huracán en México (Issues to be considered toward loss estimates related to Hurricanes in Mexico), Seminario anual: Riesgo Terremoto y Huracán, HannoverRe, México, septiembre 2004
  • Scheuerlein, H., Tritthart, M. and Núñez-González, F. Numerical and physical modeling concerning the removal of sediment deposits from reservoirs, Proceedings Conference on Hydraulics of Dams and River Structures, Tehran, Iran, 245-254. Balkema, Leiden, The Netherlands. April 2004
  • Salas Salinas, M. A., Jiménez Espinosa, M. and Núñez González, F. Mapas de precipitación con duraciones de 1 y 24 h aplicados en la protección civil (Rainfall maps for events lasting 1 and 24 hrs applied to civil protection), III Curso Internacional: Microzonificación y su aplicación en la mitigación de desastres, Centro Peruano Japonés de Investigaciones Sísmicas y Mitigación de Desastres, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (CISMID). Lima, Perú, 2002, p.1-11
  • Núñez González, F. and Mena R.S. Protección contra la socavación local en pilas de sección rectangular (Local scour protection in rectangular bridge piers), Memorias del Congreso Nacional de Hidráulica, Morelia, Michoacán, México, Octubre 2000
  • Núñez González, F. and Mena Rivera, S. Fórmulas de diseño de pedraplenes para la protección contra la socavación local en pilas (Riprap design formulae for bridge pier scour protection), XVII Congreso Latinoamericano de Hidráulica, Oaxaca, México, Octubre 1998
  • Conference Abstracts

  • Núñez-González, F. and Martín-Vide, J.P. Desarrollo de un modelo morfodinámico para el proyecto de restauración del río Aragón en Navarra (Development of a morphodynamic model for the resotration project of the Aragon River in Navarra), II Congreso Ibérico de restauración fluvial, RESTAURARIOS2015, June 9-11, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain, 2015
  • Núñez-González, F., Martín-Vide, J. P. and Ettmer, B. Development of a 1D morphodynamic model to study fluvial restoration options to create suitable habitat for mink in Aragon river, Spain, Jahrestagung 2014 der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Limnologie e. V. und der Societas Internationalis Limnologiae, Magdeburg, Deutschland, 29. September – 2. Oktober 2014
  • Núñez González, F. Downstream migrating antidunes or in-phase waves?, Invited Talk to the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014, in Session SSP3.1.3: “Sedimentary structures formed by upper-regime flows: From antidunes to cyclic steps”, Viena, Austria, April 28, 2014
  • Núñez-González, F. and Martín-Vide, J.P. Modeling river-bed porosity changes by deposition of fine grain size fractions, 8th Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics, Santander, Spain, June 9-13, 2013
  • Núñez-González, F. and Martín-Vide, J.P. Hydraulic analysis of propagation direction of antidunes, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria, 03-08 April, 2011
  • Núñez-González, F. Deposition of fine sediment under bedforms in a sand-gravel bed, 2nd AlBan Conference, Grenoble, France, May 11th, 2007
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    Dissertation

  • Núñez-González, F. (2012): "Bedload transport of sand-gravel mixtures with antidunes. Flume experiments.”, Technical University of Catalonia (BarcelonaTech), Barcelona, Span

 

Biography

2014 - heute Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Leichtweiß-Institut für Wasserbau, Abt. Wasserbau
2012 - 2014 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal
2012 Promotion an der Technical University of Catalonia (BarcelonaTech)
2005 - 2012 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Technical University of Catalonia (BarcelonaTech), Barcelona, Spanien
2002 - 2004 Leiter der Wasser und Meteorologischen Risiken Abteilung, an der Consulting-Firma ERN, Ingenieros Consultores, Mexiko
2001 Gastforscher an der Institut für Wasserbau (IWI) der Universität Innsbruck, Österreich
1998 - 2000 Master in Hydraulic Engineering (Wasserbau) an der Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
1997 - 2000 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Instituto de Ingeniería der Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
1992 - 1997 Studium des Bauingenieurwesens an der Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)