Josh Mortensen

Reclamation Office: Technical Service Center, Hydraulic Investigations and Laboratory Services
Contact Information: (303) 445-2156, jmortensen@usbr.gov

Research Funded by the Science and Technology Program

Josh Mortensen began doing research for the Science and Technology Program in the 2011 fiscal year, with funding provided by the program as recently as the 2021 fiscal year. Projects were funded under the Science and Technology Program research topics Condition Assessment, Improved Power Generation, Repair and Maintenance, Water Operation Models and Decision Support Systems, Improving Geotechnical Infrastructure Reliability, Invasive Species, Public and Employee Safety and Fish Passage and Entrainment.

The following research projects were funded in whole or in part by the Science and Technology Program. Josh Mortensen is listed as the principal investigator, or primary researcher. Click the project's title to view more information.

Hydraulic Concrete Surfaces for Water Resource Structures – Continued Collaboration

Project ID: 21051
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2021 (with plans to continue through 2022)
Research Results: contact Josh Mortensen

Utilizing the Winter-Kennedy method for Hydropower Flow Measurement

Project ID: 20048
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2020 - 2021
Research Results: contact Josh Mortensen

Adhesion Strength of Protective Coatings – Test Method Development under Real-Life Hydraulic Conditions

Project ID: 19122
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2019 - 2020
Research Results: Test Method Development for Adhesion Strength of Protective Coatings under Real-Life Hydraulic Conditions (final, PDF, 2.3MB)

Improved Prediction of Seismically Induced Hydrodynamic Loads on Dams and Spillway Gates

Project ID: 19206
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2019 - 2020
Research Results: Please contact research@usbr.gov about research products related to this project.

Development of Test Methods for Coatings Systems exposed to Extreme Hydraulic Environments

Project ID: 1821
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2018
Research Results: Development of Test Methods for Coatings Systems exposed to Extreme Hydraulic Environments (final, PDF, 452KB)

Improved Prediction of Hydrodynamic Loads on Spillway Gates

Project ID: 1836
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2018
Research Results: Improved Prediction of Hydrodynamic Loads on Dams and Spillway Gates (final, PDF, 4.2MB)

Cavitation Detection - Method Development for determining Damaging vs Non-damaging Cavitation

Project ID: 1708
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2017
Research Results:

Hydraulic Impacts from Hydrokintic Installations

Project ID: 1707
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2017 - 2018
Research Results: Hydraulic Impacts from Hydrokintic Installations (final, PDF, 13.0MB)

Penstock Airvent Analysis

Project ID: 1607
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2016 - 2017
Research Results:

Comparison of physical observations and simulations of air entrainment

Project ID: 9509
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2014 - 2015
Research Results: Comparison of physical observations and simulations of air entrainment (final, PDF, 879KB)

Evaluation of Hydro-Kinetic Impacts to Existing Water Delivery and Power Infrastructure

Project ID: 7317
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2014 - 2015
Research Results: Evaluation of Hydro-Kinetic Impacts to Existing Water Delivery and Power Infrastructure (final, PDF, 865KB)

Hydropower Research Roadmap - Mechanical

Project ID: 7330
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2015
Research Results: Please contact research@usbr.gov about research products related to this project.

Optimization of Turbulence Generation System to Prevent Invasive Mussel Colonization within Pipelines

Project ID: 4183
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2014 - 2015
Research Results: Please contact research@usbr.gov about research products related to this project.

Penstock Air Vent Analysis

Project ID: 5710
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2015
Research Results: Please contact research@usbr.gov about research products related to this project.

Creating Turbulence to Prevent Mussel Colonization in Pipelines - Continued

Project ID: 7169
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2013
Research Results: Document ID 1070 contains protected information and it cannot be freely downloaded from USBR.gov. Please contact the Principal Investigator to request a copy of this document.

Feasibility of Integrating Low-Head Hydropower with Effective Canal Management

Project ID: 7973
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2013
Research Results:

Fish Predator Reduction Using Fish Traps with Bait Attraction

Project ID: 4290
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2012 - 2013
Research Results: Fish Predator Reduction using Fish Traps with Bait Attraction (final, PDF, 1.0MB)

Creating Turbulence to Prevent Invasive Mussel Colonization within Pipelines

Project ID: 9829
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2011 - 2012
Research Results:

    Document ID 716 contains protected information and it cannot be freely downloaded from USBR.gov. Please contact the Principal Investigator to request a copy of this document.
    Document ID 718 contains protected information and it cannot be freely downloaded from USBR.gov. Please contact the Principal Investigator to request a copy of this document.

Resistance of Protective Coatings and Pipe Linings to High-Pressure Water Jets Used for Invasive Mussel Removal and Cleaning

Project ID: 1740
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2011 - 2012
Research Results:


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