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Port of Zeebrugge: large physical model to study accessibility and siltation
Willems, M.; Van Dingenen, B.; Verwaest, T. (2013). Port of Zeebrugge: large physical model to study accessibility and siltation, in: Troch, P. et al. (Ed.) (2012). Book of proceedings of the 4th international conference on the application of physical modelling to port and coastal protection - Coastlab12, Department of Civil Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, September 17-20, 2012. pp. [1-8]
In: Troch, P. et al. (Ed.) (2012). Book of proceedings of the 4th international conference on the application of physical modelling to port and coastal protection - Coastlab12, Department of Civil Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, September 17-20, 2012. Ghent University/IAHR = AIRH: Ghent. ISBN 978-9-09-027444-7. 879 pp., more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Accessibility; Scale models; Siltation; ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge Harbour [Marine Regions]

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  • Willems, M., more
  • Van Dingenen, B., more
  • Verwaest, T., more

Abstract
    The access for tall ships in the port of Zeebrugge is limited nowadays to a narrow inbound sailing window due to a strong flood current in front of the port entrance. Another specific problem of Zeebrugge is the rapid siltation.

    Flanders Hydraulics Research developed a large physical model to investigate in detail the currents near the port entrance and the water exchange through it to be able to optimize port accessibility and dredging activities.

    The methodology and results of the model calibration are discussed in this paper.


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