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Bi-Stable Flow Fields and Two-Way Couplings Between Flow and Sedimentation in Shallow Reservoirs

Author(s): Benjamin Dewals; Yann Peltier; Michel Pirotton; Pierre Archambeau; Sebastien Erpicum

Linked Author(s): Benjamin J. Dewals, Sébastien Erpicum, Yann PELTIER

Keywords: Reservoir sedimentation; Flow stability; Urban hydraulics; Sediment transport; Flood control

Abstract: Shallow reservoirs are structures commonly used in civil and environmental engineering. Recent experimental and numerical research has focused on the velocity fields and sediment deposits in rectangular shallow reservoirs. These analyses highlighted the existence of fascinating complex flow fields and sedimentation patterns, involving bi-stable flow fields and significant two-way couplings between flow and sedimentation in such reservoirs. We review here the findings of the latest research and present on-going developments.


Year: 2014

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