Storm-surge simulations: A quantitative comparison of some open-source shallow-water solvers

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Storm-surge simulations contribute key information to decisions with huge geographical coverage, future projection and socio-economical relevance

Available analytical solutions provide partial but exact benchmarks for unsteady wind-driven flows. These can be used as one means to verify the quality of numerical simulations of storm surges and to promote a unified and objective assessment of the simulation skills for coastal flooding. This avenue is undertaken here with application to three well-known open-source flow solvers for the shallow-water equations: AdCirc, D-Flow Flexible Mesh, and Telemac

This extended summary outlines the assumptions, potentialities and outcomes of verification exercises addressing storm-surge modelling skills. It emphasizes the scope and significance of accurate simulations in view of the increased adoption of risk-based policies for coastal management.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Symposium on Shallow Flows, ISSF 2017 - Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 26 Jun 201728 Jun 2017
Conference number: 4


Conference4th International Symposium on Shallow Flows, ISSF 2017
Abbreviated titleISSF 2017
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