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Kem C Kadavy
Hydraulic Engineering Research
Agricultural Engineer

Phone: (405) 385-5480
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1301 N WESTERN RD
STILLWATER, OK 740752714

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Inception point for stepped chute designs with multiple step heights - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stepped chute design: Does step shape really matter? - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C. 2019. Stepped chute design: Does step shape really matter?. In: Dam Safety 2019. Proc. of the Assoc. of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conf., 09/08-11/19, Orlando, FL. 3 p.
Instrumentation performance for air entrained flows - (Proceedings)
Closure to "Estimated splash and training wall height requirements for stepped chutes applied to embankment dams" by Sherry L. Hunt and Kem C. Kadavy Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C. 2018. Closure to "Estimated splash and training wall height requirements for stepped chutes applied to embankment dams" by Sherry L. Hunt and Kem C. Kadavy. American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 144(11):07018019. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001373.
Preliminary results for embankment dam stepped spillway stilling basin research Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C. 2018. Preliminary results for embankment dam stepped spillway stilling basin research. In: Bung, D. and Tullis, B. (eds.) in the 7th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, May 15-18, 2018, Aachen, Germany. 8 p. https://doi.org/10.15142/T3CQ00.
USBR Type III and Type IV stilling basin and rock apron associated with stepped chutes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C. 2018. USBR Type III and Type IV stilling basin and rock apron associated with stepped chutes. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 34(2):389-394. https://doi.org/10.13031/aea.12638.
Observations on dam overtopping protection: RCC stepped spillway research - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2018. Observations on dam overtopping protection: RCC stepped spillway research. The Journal of Dam Safety. 15(3):17-23.
Stilling basin design for stepped chutes: More than one type to consider - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2017. Stilling basin design for stepped chutes: More than one type to consider. In: Dam Safety 2017. Proc. of the Assoc. of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conf., 09/10-15/17, San Antonio, TX, 2 p.
Estimated splash and training wall height requirements for stepped chutes applied to embankment dams Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C. 2017. Estimated splash and training wall height requirements for stepped chutes applied to embankment dams. American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 143(11): 06017018. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001373.
Stepped chute training wall height requirements - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2016. Stepped chute training wall height requirements. In: Crookston, B. and Tullis, B. (eds.) Hydraulic Structures and Water System Management, 6th International Symposium of Hydraulic Structures, June 27-29, 2016, Portland, OR, p. 260-267.
Discussion of "Simple design criterion for residual energy on embankment dam stepped spillways" by Stefan Felder and Hubert Chanson - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C., Crookston, B.M. 2017. Discussion of "Simple design criterion for residual energy on embankment dam stepped spillways" by Stefan Felder and Hubert Chanson. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 143(5):0717001-1-3.
Lessons learned in stepped chute research - (Abstract Only)
Stilling the waters: Stilling basin design for stepped chutes - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2015. Stilling the waters: Stilling basin design for stepped chutes. In: Dam Safety 2015. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 13-17, 2015, New Orleans, LA. 2 p. CDROM.
Simplistic design methods for moderate-sloped stepped chutes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C., Hanson, G.J. 2014. Simplistic design methods for moderate-sloped stepped chutes. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 140(12):04014062-1-15.
Step by step: Design procedures for stepped chutes - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2014. Step by step: Design procedures for stepped chutes. In: Dam Safety 2014. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 21-25, 2014, San Diego, CA. CDROM.
Discussion of "Aeration, flow instabilities, and residual energy on pooled stepped spillways of embankment dams" by Stephen Felder and Hubert Chanson - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C. 2015. Discussion of "Aeration, flow instabilities, and residual energy on pooled stepped spillways of embankment dams" by Stephen Felder and Hubert Chanson. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. 141(2):07014038-1-3.
Flow depth and energy coefficient relatiohnships for stepped spillways - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C. 2014. Flow depth and energy coefficient relatiohnships for stepped spillways. In: Hubert Chanson and Luke Toombes, Hydraulic structures and society - Engineering challenges and extremes. 5th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, June 25-27, 2014, Brisbane, Australia. p. 1-9.
Stepping up research efforts Reprint Icon ()
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2014. Stepping up research efforts. International Water Power & Dam Construction. 66(1):20-22. http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/39cf5a26#/39cf5a26/3.
When air really matters: Flow depth relationships for stepped spillways - (Abstract Only)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C., Hanson, G.J. 2013. When air really matters: Flow depth relationships for stepped spillways. In: Dam Safety 2013. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 8-12, 2013, Providence, RI. CDROM.
New flow depth relationships for embankment dam stepped spillway design - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C., Hanson, G.J. 2013. New flow depth relationships for embankment dam stepped spillway design. Dam Engineering. XXIV(1):53-70.
A step in the right direction: new flow depth relationships for stepped spillway design Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C., Hanson, G.J. 2012. A step in the right direction: new flow depth relationships for stepped spillway design. In: Dam Safety 2012. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 16-20, 2012, Denver, CO. CDROM.
Inception point for embankment dam stepped spillways Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C. 2013. Inception point for embankment dam stepped spillways. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 139(1):60-64.
Closure to "Inception point relationship for flat-sloped stepped spillways" by Sherry L. Hunt and Kem C. Kadavy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C. 2012. Closure to "Inception point relationship for flat-sloped stepped spillways" by Sherry L. Hunt and Kem C. Kadavy. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 138(11):1004-1005.
Converging stepped spillways: Simplified momentum analysis approach Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S.L., Temple, D.M., Abt, S.R., Kadavy, K.C., Hanson, G.J. 2012. Converging stepped spillways: Simplified momentum analysis approach. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 138(9):796-802.
One step at a time: Developing design criteria for stepped spillways Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C. 2011. One step at a time: Developing design criteria for stepped spillways. In: Dam Safety 2011. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 25-29, 2011, Washington, DC. CDROM.
Physical modeling of stepped spillways ()
Large-scale stepped spillway testing - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2010. Large-scale stepped spillway testing. In: Dam Safety 2010. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 19-23, 2010, Seattle, WA. (CDROM).
Inception point relationship for flat-sloped stepped spillways - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2011. Inception point relationship for flat-sloped stepped spillways. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 137(2):262-266.
Energy dissipation on flat-sloped stepped spillways: Part 2. Downstream of the inception point - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2010. Energy dissipation on flat-sloped stepped spillways: Part 2. Downstream of the inception point. Transactions of the ASABE. 53(1):111-118.
Energy dissipation on flat-sloped stepped spillways: Part 1. Upstream of the inception point - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2010. Energy dissipation on flat-sloped stepped spillways: Part 1. Upstream of the inception point. Transactions of the ASABE. 53(1):103-109.
Energy dissipation for flat-sloped stepped spillways using new inception point relationship - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2009. Energy dissipation for flat-sloped stepped spillways using new inception point relationship. In: Dam Safety 2009. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 27-Oct. 2, 2009, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (CDROM).
Inception point relationship for flat-sloped stepped spillways - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2009. Inception point relationship for flat-sloped stepped spillways. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE) Meeting. June 21 - 24, 2009, Reno, Nevada. Paper No. 096571.
The effect of step height on energy dissipation in stepped spillways - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2009. The effect of step height on energy dissipation in stepped spillways. In: Proceedings of the ASCE EWRI 2009 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, May 17-21, 2009, Kansas City, MO. p. 3061-3071. CDROM.
Energy dissipation on a 4(H):1(V) stepped spillway - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. Energy dissipation on a 4(H):1(V) stepped spillway. In: Dam Safety 2008. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 7-11, 2008, Indian Wells, CA. CDROM.
Velocities and energy dissipation on a flat-sloped stepped spillway - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2008. Velocities and energy dissipation on a flat-sloped stepped spillway. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). June 29 - July 2, 2008, Providence, Rhode Island. Paper No. 084151.
RCC stepped spillways for Renwick Dam - a partnership in research and design - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S., Reep, D., Kadavy, K.C. 2008. RCC stepped spillways for renwick dam - a partnership in research and design. Dam Safety Journal. 6(2):32-40.
Research provides design options for stepped RCC spillway ()
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2008. Research provides design options for stepped RCC spillway. Hydro Review. p. 81.
Research and design of Renwick Dam stepped spillway - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2008. Research and design of Renwick Dam stepped spillway. In: Proceedings of the ASCE EWRI 2008 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, May 12-15, 2008, Honolulu, HI. 2008 CDROM.
Renwick Dam RCC stepped spillway research - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. Renwick Dam RCC stepped spillway research. In: Dam Safety 2007. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 9-13, 2007, Austin, Texas. 2007 CDROM.
Physical model study of a RCC stepped spillway for Renwick Dam, North Dakota - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C. 2007. Physical model study of a RCC stepped spillway for Renwick Dam, North Dakota. In: ASABE Annual International Meeting, June 17-20, 2007, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paper No. 072155. 2007. CD-ROM.
Impact of converging chute walls for Roller Compacted Concrete stepped spillways - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C., Abt, S.R., Temple, D.M. 2008. Impact of converging chute walls for Roller Compacted Concrete stepped spillways. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 134(7):1000-1003.
PHYSICAL MODEL STUDY OF A PROPOSED CONVERGING RCC STEPPED SPILLWAY FOR BIG HAYNES CREEK WATERSHED SITE H-3 IN GWINNETT COUNTY, GEORGIA - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C., Temple, D.M. 2006. Physical model study of a proposed converging RCC stepped spillway for Big Haynes Creek Watershed Site H-3 in Gwinnett County, Georgia. In: Dam Safety 2006. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, September 10-14, 2006, Boston, Massachusetts. 2006 CDROM.
PHYSICAL MODEL STUDY OF A PROPOSED CONVERGING RCC STEPPED SPILLWAY - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C. 2006. Physical model study of a proposed converging RCC stepped spillway. In: ASABE Annual International Meeting, July 9-14, 2006, Portland, Oregon. Paper No. 06-2171. 2006 CDROM.
CONVERGING RCC STEPPED SPILLWAYS - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S.L., Kadavy, K.C., Temple, D.M. 2006. Converging RCC stepped spillways. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers, May 21-25, 2006, Omaha, Nebraska. 2006 CDROM.
EMBANKMENT OVERTOPPING AND RCC STEPPED SPILLWAY RESEARCH - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Hanson, G.J., Temple, D.M., Kadavy, K.C. 2005. Embankment overtopping and RCC stepped spillway research. In: American Society of Agricultural Engineers Annual International Meeting, July 17-20, 2005, Tampa, Florida. Paper No. 05-2204. 2005 CDROM.
IMPACT OF CONVERGING CHUTE WALLS FOR RCC STEPPED SPILLWAYS - (Proceedings)
Hunt, S., Kadavy, K.C., Abt, S.R., Temple, D.M. 2005. Impact of converging chute walls for RCC stepped spillways. In: Walton, R., editor. Proceedings of the World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, May 15-19, 2005, Anchorage, Alaska. American Society of Civil Engineers. 12 p. Available: http://www.ascelibrary.org/ascecp.
BREACH WIDENING OBSERVATIONS FROM EARTHEN EMBANKMENT TESTS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hunt, S., Hanson, G.J., Cook, K.R., Kadavy, K.C. 2005. Breach widening observations from earthen embankment tests. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Enginers. 48(3):1115-1120.
BREACH WIDENING OBSERVATIONS FROM EARTHEN EMBANKMENT TESTS - (Proceedings)
Britton, S.L., Hanson, G.J., Cook, K.R., Kadavy, K.C. 2004. Breach widening observations from earthen embankment tests. In: American Society of Agricultural Engineers/Canadian Society for Engineering Annual International Meeting, August 1-4, 2004, Ottawa, Canada. Paper No. 04-2080. 2004 CDROM.
OLD MODELS - NEW APPLICATIONS - (Proceedings)
Welle, P.I., Kadavy, K.C. 2003. Old models - new applications. In: Dam Safety 2003. Proceedings of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials, September 2003, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2003 CDROM.
PRESSURE FORCES IN A FRACTURED MATRIX - (Proceedings)
Robinson, K.M., Kadavy, K.C. 2001. Pressure forces in a fractured matrix. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Meetings Paper No. 012081.
MODEL STUDY OF A RIFFLE-POOL ROCK CHUTE - (Proceedings)
Robinson, K.M., Mueller, J.W., Kadavy, K.C. 2001. Model study of a riffle-pool rock chute. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Meetings Paper No. 012079. 23 p.
EROSION OF FRACTURED MATERIALS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robinson, K.M., Hanson, G.J., Cook, K.R., Kadavy, K.C. 2001. Erosion of fractured materials. Transactions of the ASAE. 44(4):819-823.
SILT FENCE PERFORMANCE TESTING - (Proceedings)
THE INFLUENCE OF WEATHERING ON HEADCUT EROSION - (Proceedings)
Robinson, K.M., Bennett, S.J., Hanson, G.J., Kadavy, K.C. 2000. The influence of weathering on headcut erosion. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Meetings. Paper #002066. 10 p.
IMAGE-BASED RIPRAP SIZE DETERMINATION - (Proceedings)
CHARACTERISTICS OF ACTIVELY ERODING EPHEMERAL GULLIES IN AN EXPERIMENTAL CHANNEL - (Abstract Only)
CHARACTERISTICS OF ACTIVELY ERODING EPHEMERAL GULLIES IN AN EXPERIMENTAL CHANNEL - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
HYDRAULIC MODELING OF A LOW-DROP GRADE CONTROL STRUCTURE - (Proceedings)
FRANKLIN COUNTY LAKE PRINCIPAL SPILLWAY, MISSISSIPPI - PHYSICAL MODEL STUDYRESULTS ()
EROSION OF FRACTURED MATERIALS ()
Robinson, K.M., Hanson, G.J., Cook, K.R., Kadavy, K.C. 1999. Erosion of fractured materials. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Meetings Papers No. 99-2038.
ENERGY LOSSES ON A ROLLER COMPACTED CONCRETE STEPPED SPILLWAY - (Proceedings)
ROCK CHUTES ON SLOPES BETWEEN 2 AND 40% - (Proceedings)
LOW-DROP GRADE-CONTROL STRUCTURE - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DESIGN OF ROCK CHUTES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
ROUGHNESS OF LOOSE ROCK RIPRAP ON STEEP SLOPES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
LOW-DROP GRADE-CONTROL STRUCTURE (ADD ACC DATE; CORRECT SPELLING TITLE) ()
ROCK CHUTE OUTLET STABILITY (REVISE JOURNAL; ADD ACCEPTANCE DATE) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
HYDRAULIC MODEL STUDY OF A ROLLER COMPACTED CONCRETE STEPPED SPILLWAY WITH CONVERGING CHUTE WALLS - (Proceedings)
DESIGN OF ROCK CHUTES - (Proceedings)
ROCK CHUTES FOR GRADE CONTROL - (Proceedings)
PHYSICAL MODEL STUDY OF THE CEDAR RUN SITE 6 SPILLWAY, FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA - (Proceedings)
PHYSICAL MODEL STUDY OF THE PROPOSED SPILLWAY FOR CEDAR RUN SITE 6, FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA (CHANGE TITLE AND ADD ACCEPT. DATE) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
ROCK RIPRAP FOR GRADE CONTROL - (Proceedings)
STABILITY OF ROCK CHUTES - (Proceedings)
RIPRAP DESIGN FOR PIPE SPILLWAYS AT -1.0 </= TW/DO </= 0.7 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)