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

01 September 2012 → 31 May 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
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
flow integrated modelling vegetation
Project description

Aquatic plants have a significant impact on water flow, sedimentation and nutriëntdynamiek in laaglandriviren. In addition to a temporal variation in vegetation development occurs throughout the year also a strong spatial heterogeneity. For the study of cascade and feedback effects in the river ecosystem is a need for a geïntigreerde modeling process in which the various interactions are incorporated. The purpose of this dissertation is to develop a 2D hydraulic module and module within the vegetation modelpakker STRIVE. The 2D modules will be validated with available and new tasks (field) experiments.