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

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Original title: Numerieke modellering en experimentele validatie van golfinteractie met ondoordringbare zeeweringen
Reference no: G022802N
Period: January 2002 till December 2005
Status: Completed

Thesaurus term: Water waves

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  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen en Architectuur; Vakgroep Civiele Techniek; Afdeling Weg- en Waterbouw (AWW), more
  • KU Leuven; Departement Burgerlijke Bouwkunde; Afdeling Hydraulica, more
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (FWO), more, sponsor

Abstract:
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 ge one step further by developing a 'hybrid design method', in which numerical and physical modelling 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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