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Numerical modelling and experimental validation of wave interaction with impermeable sea dikes

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Reference no: G.0228.02
Period: 2002 till 2005
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Coastal waters; Dikes (embankments); Physical models; Water waves
Geographical term: Belgium [Marine Regions]

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  • KU Leuven; Departement Burgerlijke Bouwkunde; Afdeling Hydraulica, more, co-ordinator
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (FWO), more, sponsor

The main objective of this project is to form the fundamental scientific base for the development of new design tools for impermeable dikes, mainly based on numerical modelling, and supported by physical models. The combination of the numerical and physical research will allow the validation of the numerical models. This project wants to go one step further by developing a "hybrid design method", in which numerical and physical modelling are combined, using the advantages and avoiding the disadvantages are combined, using the advantages and avoiding the disadvantages of both modelling ways. Prototype measurements of waves and structural response will be used for validation purposes.

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