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Boussinesq modelling of dike breaching due to overtopping
In the present work a Boussinesq type model is adopted to simulate the breaching and erosion of a sand dike by
overtopping. The existing (breaking and non-breaking) wave propagation and bed morphology evolution model is
adopted to simulated wave and flow overtopping, by introducing appropriated simple boundary conditions both on the
upstream and downstream dike slope). By incorporating sediment transport formulae (for both bed load and suspended
load) the model can be applied to simulate bed morphology evolution and erosion process. The paper focuses on the
hydraulics of water flowing over a dike (subcritical flow from the reservoir to the dike crest, transcritical flow on the crest,
supercritical flow on the downstream dike, hydraulic jump formation), as well as on the erosion process. Model results
are compared with experimental data of Van Emelen et al (2013).
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Article : Sediment management and morphodynamics
Date Published : 14/08/2015
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