Numerical simulation of hydro-and morfodynamic effects of side channels design parameters

P.K. Schuurman, R.M.J. Schielen (Editor)

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Four side channel design parameters are analysed by two-dimensionally modelling the extremes with the numerical software package Delft3D. In order to advise how to minimise the maintenance activity dredging in rivers due to the construction of side channels. These four parameters are bifurcation angle, originate place in the groyne compartment, width/depth ratio and inflow barrier. The amount dredging volume seems most sensitive to the bifurcation angle and the side channel width. Whereas the bifurcation angle also affects the length ratio of the side and main channel, the latter one can also be the dominant parameter. Further research is recommended.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventNCR Days 2012: Dutch River Management in Internationale Perspective - Arnhem, Netherlands
Duration: 4 Oct 20125 Oct 2012


ConferenceNCR Days 2012


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