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Numerical simulation of cohesive sediment transport: intercomparison of several numerical models
Violeau, D.; Bourban, S.; Cheviet, C.; Markofsky, M.; Petersen, O.; Roberts, W.; Spearman, J.; Toorman, E.; Vested, H.J.; Weilbeer, H. (2002). Numerical simulation of cohesive sediment transport: intercomparison of several numerical models, in: Winterwerp, J.C. et al. (Ed.) (2002). Fine sediment dynamics in the marine environment. Proceedings in Marine Science, 5: pp. 75-89
In: Winterwerp, J.C.; Kranenburg, C. (Ed.) (2002). Fine sediment dynamics in the marine environment. Proceedings in Marine Science, 5. Elsevier: Amsterdam. ISBN 0-444-51136-9. XV, 713 pp., more
In: Proceedings in Marine Science. Elsevier: Amsterdam. ISSN 1568-2692, more
Peer reviewed article

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    VLIZ: Open Repository 228246 [ OMA ]

Keywords
    Cohesive sediments; Estuaries; Numerical models; Marine
Author keywords
    Numerical modelling; cohesive sediment processes; schematic cases; estuaries

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  • Prediction of cohesive sediment transport and bed dynamics in estuaries and coastal zones with integrated numerical simulation models, more

Authors  Top 
  • Violeau, D.
  • Bourban, S.
  • Cheviet, C.
  • Markofsky, M.
  • Petersen, O.
  • Roberts, W.
  • Spearman, J.
  • Toorman, E., more
  • Vested, H.J.
  • Weilbeer, H.

Abstract
    Five different numerical models are used to reproduce estuarine cohesive sediment transport and intercomparisons are made of the resulting predictions. Comparison with test cases have shown that the numerical treatment of cohesive sediment is very sensitive to model parameters and formulations, and requires good calibration. Some of the specific processes that have been developed through the MAST3-COSINUS European project are used here to improve the ability of numerical models to reproduce the sediment behaviour in real estuaries. Despite this progress, it is shown that numerical models results still have many limitations, and their results should always be interpreted with great care.

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