Project

The influence of vegetation on flow patterns in river confluences

Duration
01 January 2013 → 31 October 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
Keywords
fluent flow pattern turbulence experimental vegetation Delft3D flowvegetation interaction ecohydraulics bed roughness numerical river confluence
 
Project description

Te research proposal concerns the hydrodynamics of river confluencesn with a focus on the effects of bed roughness and vegetation. Roughness, emerged and submerged vegetation, flowpatterns and rubulance characteristics mutually influence eachother. An experimental setup and numerical modelling are used to gain fundamental insight into these processes. An improved model for plantflow interaction in river confluences will be developed.