Development of a 3D numerical model with adaptive grid for the prediction of free-forming meanders in a river

01 January 2007 → 30 December 2012
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
    • Marine engineering
sediment transport computational fluid dynamics (CFD) open channel hydraulics river morphology
Project description

Natural rivers in a flat plain usually follow a meandering path, that migrates both in lateral and downward directions. In this proposal an original methodology for the numerical modelling of the formation and migration of a meandering river is presented, with particular attention for the implementation of an adaptive grid to follow the dynamic adjustments of the riverbed in plan form.