Project

Eco-hydraulic modelling of estuarine processes

Duration
01 October 2010 → 25 September 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
Keywords
eco-hydraulics numerical model estuary nutrient sediment
 
Project description

The STRIVE software package describes the interaction between hydraulics and ecological processes. The objective of this doctoral study is to conduct research after the numerical modelling of estuarine processes (hydraulics, nutrient dynamics, vegetation, sediment, detritus, salt intrusion), and to implement these new process modules. The ecological problems of the Berg River estuary in South Africa will be investigated.