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Afdeling Hydraulica (KULeuven)

English name: Hydraulics Section
Parent institute: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Departement Burgerlijke Bouwkunde (KULeuven-BWK), more

Thesaurus terms (19) : ; Climate change; Current models; Estuaries; Extreme value analysis; Hydraulics; Hydrology; Intertidal zonation; Modelling; Remote sensing; River catchment hydrology; Sediment transport; Spectral wave model; Statistical analysis; Stochastic models; Turbulence; Uncertainty analysis; Water waves; Wave data
Kasteelpark Arenberg 40
K.U.Leuven postbus 2448
3001 Heverlee

Tel.: +32-(0)16-32 16 63
Fax: +32-(0)16-32 19 89
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Type: Scientific

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The Hydraulics laboratory of the KU Leuven University studies diverse marine topics. The laboratory conducts research on the interaction between turbulence and concentration of (fine) sediments, as well as the interaction between waves, currents and sediment transport. Other important research topics include modelling of tide and storm induced currents, modelling of erosion and transport of sediment, the modelling of the dynamic behaviour of cohesive sediment soils and morphological changes in estuaries and along coasts. Within this context, remote sensing observations play an important role.

Furthermore, the researchers focus on the possible effects of climate change on the various functions of coasts and estuarine areas. The emphasis lies on changes in the border conditions (wave and storm surge) and the possible consequences (for instance inundations).

The laboratory is actively involved in national and international research projects and participates in the nautical bottom research of the Maritime Access division and the Flanders Hydraulics Research.

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  • Peer reviewed article Monbaliu, J.; Chen, Z.; Felts, D.; Ge, J.; Hissel, F.; Kappenberg, J.; Narayan, S.; Nicholls, R.J.; Ohle, N.; Schuster, D.; Sothmann, J.; Willems, P. (2014). Risk assessment of estuaries under climate change: lessons from Western Europe. Coast. Eng. 87: 32-49. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2014.01.001, more
  • Peer reviewed article Penning-Rowsell, E.C.; de Vries, W.S.; Parker, D.J.; Zanuttigh, B.; Simmonds, D.; Trifonova, E.; Hissel, F.; Monbaliu, J.; Lendzion, J.; Ohle, N.; Diaz, P.; Bouma, T. (2014). Innovation in coastal risk management: An exploratory analysis of risk governance issues at eight THESEUS study sites. Coast. Eng. 87: 210-217. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2013.12.005, more
  • Peer reviewed article Taramelli, A.; Valentini, E.; Cornacchia, L.; Mandrone, S.; Monbaliu, J.; Hoggart, S.P.G.; Thompson, R.C.; Zanuttigh, B. (2014). Modeling uncertainty in estuarine system by means of combined approach of optical and radar remote sensing. Coast. Eng. 87(SI): 77-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2013.11.001, more
  • Peer reviewed article Weisse, R.; Bellafiore, D.; Menéndez, M.; Méndez, F.; Nicholls, R.J.; Umgiesser, G.; Willems, P. (2014). Changing extreme sea levels along European coasts. Coast. Eng. 87: 4-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2013.10.017, more
  • Peer reviewed article Narayan, S.; Hanson, S.; Nicholls, R.J.; Clarke, D.; Willems, P.; Ntegeka, V.; Monbaliu, J. (2012). A holistic model for coastal flooding using system diagrams and the Source-Pathway-Receptor (SPR) concept. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 12(5): 1431-1439. dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-1431-2012, more
  • Peer reviewed article Ntegeka, V.; Willems, P.; Monbaliu, J. (2012). On the relative importance of the climate change factors along the river Scheldt considering climate scenarios for upstream inland and downstream coastal (mean sea level and surge) boundary conditions. Geophys. Res. Abstr. 14(EGU2012-12156): 1 pp, more
  • Peer reviewed article Ibrahim, E.; Monbaliu, J. (2011). Suitability of spaceborne multispectral data for inter-tidal sediment characterization: A case study. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 92(3): 437-445. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2011.01.017, more
  • Ntegeka, V.; Decloedt, C.; Willems, P.; Monbaliu, J. (2013). Quantifying the impact of climate change from inland, coastal and surface conditions, in: Klijn, F. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Flood Risk Management FLOODrisk2012, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 19-23 November 2012: Comprehensive flood risk management: research for policy and practice. pp. 103-111, more
  • Ntegeka, V.; Willems, P.; Monbaliu, J. (2011). Incorporating the correlation between upstream inland, downstream coastal and surface boundary conditions into climate scenarios for flood impact analysis along the river Scheldt. Poster at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011 Vienna, Austria, 03 - 08 April 2011. KUL. Faculty of Engineering. Hydraulics Division: Leuven. 1 poster pp., more
  • Toorman, E. A.; Qilong, B. (2011). Dealing with benthic high-concentrated layers and fluid mud in cohesive sediment transport modeling, in: INTERCOH 11: the 11th International Conference on Cohesive Sediment Transport Processes, Shanghai, China, October 18-21, 2011. Book of abstracts. pp. 85-86, more

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THESEUS is funded by the European Commission within FP7-THEME 6 - Environment, including climate.
Grant 244104
1 December 2009 - 30 November 2013
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