Project

Numerical study and experimental validation of a 2D model for a coupled modelling of river ecosystems using the STRIVE package

Duration
01 October 2009 → 30 September 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
Keywords
integrated modelling flow vegetation
 
Project description

Macrophytes have an important influence on water flow, sedimentation processes and nutrient dynamics in lowland rivers. Besides a temporal variation in vegetation throuhout the year a strong spatial heterogeneity occurs. To study the cascade- and feedbackeffects in the riverecosystem there is a need for integrated modelling in which the different processinteractions are incorporated. The aim of the PhD research is to develop a 2D hydraulic module en vegationmodule within the modelpackage STRIVE. The 2D modules will be validated with already available data and new (field) experiments.