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See detailNumerical modelling with Wolf2D of the sedimentation problem at the entrance of a lock on the river Meuse
Khuat Duy, Bruno ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Dick, Erik; Hogge, Michel; Van Keer, Roger (Eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods in Engineering (2005)

This paper presents the resolution of a practical hydraulic engineering problem thanks to effective numerical tools. A sedimentation study of the lock of Hun (river Meuse, Belgium) is completed using ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the resolution of a practical hydraulic engineering problem thanks to effective numerical tools. A sedimentation study of the lock of Hun (river Meuse, Belgium) is completed using solid transport models integrated in a finite volume free surface flows solver. The silting of the lock entrance is successfully modelled and various layout modifications of the site are tested to predict their effects and to see to what extent they could improve the actual situation. The analysis of the results shows that a regular dredging of the lock entrance is ineluctable. [less ▲]

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See detailModelling of the wave propagation, the coastal currents and the induced topographic changes
Fraikin, Catherine; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on River Sedimentation (2004)

This paper models the sea bottom evolution. This model is built up on three main parts. The first one describes the wave propagation, taking simultaneously into account the refraction, the diffraction and ... [more ▼]

This paper models the sea bottom evolution. This model is built up on three main parts. The first one describes the wave propagation, taking simultaneously into account the refraction, the diffraction and the reflection but also the energy dissipation caused by wave breaking. This model is solved by the numerical method of the finite volumes, using an iterative resolution (the GMRES method). Several validations of this model have been carried out on many examples such as harbors of various geometries and depths, beaches,… The wave induced currents are computed in the second part based on the concept of the radiation stresses describing the excess of the flux momentum caused by the waves. A model based on the complete Navier-Stokes equations integrated on the depth and associated with appropriated forcing and friction terms is used. This model is computed as an update of WOLF software (HACH, ULg) and is applied to some examples such as beaches with or without coastal structures. Finally, the third part is about the sediment transport. It exhibits the topographic modifications of the coastal sea bottom caused by the waves and their currents. A loop execution of these three models ends this work. It gives us an operational tool to describe the topographic evolution of the coastal areas caused by the incident waves, the induced currents and then the resulting sediment transport, fulfilling the objectives of this paper. [less ▲]

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See detailComputation of the Malpasset dam break with a 2D conservative flow solver on a multiblock structured grid
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Hydroinformatics (2004)

In the global framework of safety, the study of the hydraulic consequences of a dam breaking, sudden and instantaneous for concrete structures, gradual for earth ones, is of major interest in the scope of ... [more ▼]

In the global framework of safety, the study of the hydraulic consequences of a dam breaking, sudden and instantaneous for concrete structures, gradual for earth ones, is of major interest in the scope of prevention policies or protection plans for populations and goods. Suitable numerical models, coupled with contemporary computational possibilities, allow engineers to forecast these complex situations with a great reliability. In this field, WOLF 2D is an efficient analysis and optimisation tool, which has been completely developed by the Applied Hydrodynamics and Hydraulic Constructions team (HACH – http://www.ulg.ac.be/hach) of the University of Liege. It is part of WOLF free surface flows computation package, which includes in the same development environment the resolutions of the 1D Saint-Venant equations, the 2D shallow-water equations as well as a physically based hydrological model and powerful optimisation capabilities based on Genetic Algorithms. The interactive and unique user-interface, with high performance pre- and post-processing, allows monitoring 3-D large-scale runs graphically while they proceed, as well as generation of 3D videos. Each code handles general multiblock meshes, dealing with natural topography and mobile bed simultaneously, for any unsteady situation with mixed regimes and moving hydraulic jumps. By this way, WOLF deals with all free surface hydraulic phenomena, from hydrological runoff and river propagation to extreme erosive flows on realistic mobile topography, such as gradual dam breaching processes. It has moreover proved its efficiency and reliability for years by numerous real applications. The first part of this paper covers a brief description of the 2D multiblock flow solver WOLF 2D and the underlying mathematical model. The second part depicts the application of WOLF computation capabilities to the well-known Malpasset dam break (France, 1959), which induced a catastrophic almost instantaneous release of 48 millions m³ of water in the Reyran river valley down to the town of Frejus and the Mediterranean sea. Data available thanks to the CADAM EU-project are used to assess the results. [less ▲]

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See detailLe modèle WOLF : outil de modélisation d'écoulement de crue, de dimensionnement et de gestion des ouvrages hydrauliques
Pirotton, Michel ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Tribune de l'Eau (La) (2004), 56(624/4), 13-24

Même si le contexte contemporain fait évoluer les problèmes qui y sont liés, force est de constater que les défis majeurs attachés à l’eau subsistent ou se radicalisent. De l'écrêtement des crues au ... [more ▼]

Même si le contexte contemporain fait évoluer les problèmes qui y sont liés, force est de constater que les défis majeurs attachés à l’eau subsistent ou se radicalisent. De l'écrêtement des crues au soutien d'étiage, du recours toujours croissant à l'eau pour l’activité industrielle au sens large au maintien de ses propriétés écologiques pour la consommation, tout concourt à faire du problème de l’eau un défi du 21e siècle, bien rare à épargner et à gérer plus efficacement. Qu'elle s'intéresse à l’origine, à la consommation ou à l’utilisation de l’eau ou encore qu'elle se tourne vers les conséquences possibles des infléchissements que l'homme peut provoquer sur le cycle de l’eau, la gestion actuelle des ressources hydrauliques ne peut plus ignorer les nouvelles potentialités nées de l'accroissement rapide des possibilités numériques qui permettent, avec les acquis théoriques en mécanique des fluides, de développer des outils d'aide à la décision applicables à des situations grandeur nature. Parmi tous les domaines de l’hydraulique touchés par le numérique, l'intérêt du HACH à modéliser l’ensemble des écoulements à surface libre résulte simplement de leur prépondérance dans les phénomènes hydrodynamiques influents sur lesquels on s'efforce d'agir. A l'échelle du système hydrologique global, le souci de gérer, donc d’anticiper les phénomènes naturels et accidentels, conduit ainsi à couvrir avec des approches physiquement basées les différentes étapes que connaît la goutte d’eau lorsqu’elle frappe la surface terrestre, du ruissellement au gonflement des rus, rivières et zones de stockage, jusqu’aux grands fleuves et voies intérieures de navigation. Délaissant volontairement le formalisme des équations utilisées et des méthodes numériques de résolution, cet article s’attache à prouver la pertinence du recours au numérique par une illustration chronologique (au fil de l’eau) de quelques situations réelles gérées par la suite des programmes WOLF, complètement écrits au sein du HACH. [less ▲]

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See detailComparative analysis of the predictive capacity of breaching models for an overtopped rockfill dam
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

in Proceedings of the International Workshop "Stability and Breaching of Embankment Dams" (2004)

The paper covers a brief description and a comprehensive comparative analysis of several state-of-the-art dam breaching models. The study is specifically focused on the applicability and on the predictive ... [more ▼]

The paper covers a brief description and a comprehensive comparative analysis of several state-of-the-art dam breaching models. The study is specifically focused on the applicability and on the predictive capacity of the models for the gradual breaching of an overtopped rockfill dam. A wide range of modelling techniques is reviewed, from process-oriented numerical simulations to empirical models. Comparisons are performed regarding various aspects, such as the applicability of the model without prior calibration or the possibility of coupling the breaching model with a quasi-3D flow solver such as WOLF. Finally, a sensitivity analysis of the downstream hydrograph to various parameters is conducted and the conclusions drawn are illustrated in the case of a large-scale real application in Belgium. [less ▲]

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See detailScale modelling and similarity laws for the study of an under pressure settling structure
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on River Sedimentation (2004)

This paper presents the scale model studies of a complex under pressure settling structure, carried out at the Laboratory of Hydraulic Constructions of the University of Liège. Made up of fourteen ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the scale model studies of a complex under pressure settling structure, carried out at the Laboratory of Hydraulic Constructions of the University of Liège. Made up of fourteen identical settling chambers placed side by side and the bottom of which is divided into pyramidal hoppers, the structure, totally under pressure, is fed by a vertical shaft. Downstream, the settling chambers discharge into a collector, which ensures the clean water feeding of four penstocks through a free surface basin. Finally, a pipes network, under the chambers, ensures the downstream evacuation of the sand trapped in the hoppers. Using adapted and theoretically justified similarity laws coupled with realistic scales for the models, the hydrodynamic behavior and solid transport phenomena in this complex system have been studied. Special care has been taken to evaluate the trap efficiency, the evacuation system working and the global discharge repartition between the fourteen chambers. Sawdust, plastic balls or very small sand particles have been used to model real sediments. A total of three models, from only one hopper to the full settling structure, have been built, with scales from 1/18.5 to 1/100. According to the results of the studies, the length of the settling chambers has been shortened of up to 38 meters, i.e. 2 hoppers, and best use instructions have been suggested for the sediment evacuation system. [less ▲]

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See detailLarge scale 2D numerical modelling of reservoirs sedimentation and flushing operations
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on River Sedimentation (2004)

The quasi-3D flow solver WOLF has been developed at the University of Liege for almost a decade. It has been used to carry out the simulation of silting processes in large reservoirs and to predict the ... [more ▼]

The quasi-3D flow solver WOLF has been developed at the University of Liege for almost a decade. It has been used to carry out the simulation of silting processes in large reservoirs and to predict the efficiency of flushing operations. Besides briefly depicting the mathematical and numerical model, the present paper demonstrates its applicability on the case of a large hydropower project in India. The silting process of the reservoir has been simulated by means of the quasi-3D flow model with a quasi-steady approach. For simulating flushing events, both the topography changes and their interactions with the flow have been carefully handled in a strongly coupled approach. This narrow coupling has required the development of a suitable upwind numerical scheme. Results are presented with 2D- and 3D-views, completed by cross-sections and curves of the variation of key variables. The numerous observations based on those results lead to a global assessment of the silting mechanism and of the flushing efficiency. [less ▲]

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See detailA set of efficient numerical tools for floodplain modelling
Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Detrembleur, Sylvain ULg et al

in Jirka, G. H.; Uijttewaal, W. S. J. (Eds.) Shallow flows (2004)

In the last years, Europe was subject to catastrophic inundations. At the same time, computer's capacity are increasing such as bidimensional simulations can be applied to real cases. Two compementary ... [more ▼]

In the last years, Europe was subject to catastrophic inundations. At the same time, computer's capacity are increasing such as bidimensional simulations can be applied to real cases. Two compementary theoretical and numerical models are presented and discussed in the present paper: the diffusive approximation and the complete shallow-water approach. An original refinement of meshes is also presented to increase the convergence speed to a steady solution. Numerous comparisons between models and methods of resolution are described. Finally, an example of determination of the flood extension on a natural river is illustrated. [less ▲]

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See detailApproche unifiée des interactions entre l'hydrodynamique et le milieu naturel ou construit: exemples d'applications expérimentales et numériques
Pirotton, Michel ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

in Actes des 5èmes journées scientifiques et techniques du CETMEF (2004)

Même si le contexte contemporain fait évoluer les problèmes qui y sont liés, force est de constater que les défis majeurs attachés à l’eau subsistent ou se radicalisent. De l'écrêtement des crues au ... [more ▼]

Même si le contexte contemporain fait évoluer les problèmes qui y sont liés, force est de constater que les défis majeurs attachés à l’eau subsistent ou se radicalisent. De l'écrêtement des crues au soutien d'étiage, du recours toujours croissant à l'eau pour l’activité industrielle au sens large au maintien de ses propriétés écologiques pour la consommation, tout concourt à faire du problème de l’eau un défi du 21e siècle, bien rare à épargner et à gérer plus efficacement. Qu'elle s'intéresse à l’origine, à la consommation ou à l’utilisation de l’eau ou encore qu'elle se tourne vers les conséquences possibles des infléchissements que l'homme peut provoquer sur le cycle de l’eau, la gestion actuelle des ressources hydrauliques ne peut plus ignorer les nouvelles potentialités nées de l'accroissement rapide des possibilités numériques qui permettent, avec les acquis théoriques en mécanique des fluides, de développer des outils d'aide à la décision applicables à des situations grandeur nature. Parmi tous les domaines de l’hydraulique touchés par le numérique, l'intérêt du HACH à modéliser l’ensemble des écoulements à surface libre résulte simplement de leur prépondérance dans les phénomènes hydrodynamiques influents sur lesquels on s'efforce d'agir. A l'échelle du système hydrologique global, le souci de gérer, donc d’anticiper les phénomènes naturels et accidentels, conduit ainsi à couvrir avec des approches physiquement basées les différentes étapes que connaît la goutte d’eau lorsqu’elle frappe la surface terrestre, du ruissellement au gonflement des rus, rivières et zones de stockage, jusqu’aux grands fleuves et voies intérieures de navigation. Délaissant volontairement le formalisme des équations utilisées et des méthodes numériques de résolution, cet article s’attache à prouver la pertinence du recours au numérique par une illustration chronologique (au fil de l’eau) de quelques situations réelles gérées par la suite des programmes WOLF, complètement écrits au sein du HACH. [less ▲]

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See detailGlobal design of hydraulic structures optimised with physically based flow solvers on multiblock structured grids
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on River Sedimentation (2004)

This paper presents the numerical studies lead by the Laboratory of Applied Hydrodynamics and Hydraulic Constructions of the University of Liège (HACH) for the rehabilitation of the 21-meter high ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the numerical studies lead by the Laboratory of Applied Hydrodynamics and Hydraulic Constructions of the University of Liège (HACH) for the rehabilitation of the 21-meter high Nisramont dam in Belgium. After determination of the up-to-date 1000-year return flood using the hydrological runoff model WOLFHYDRO on the global 74,000 ha watershed real topography coupled with statistical analyzes, and after validation on the existing situation and for extreme observed events, the 2D finite volume multiblock flow solver WOLF2D has been applied to the design of the new stilling basin and to the bottom outlet rehabilitation impact study. The multiblock solver possibilities allow mesh refinement close to interesting areas, such as dam spillway and stilling pool, without leading to prohibitive CPU times, while suitable shallow water equations formulation allows the computation of the flows on the strongly vertically curved bottom of the spillway. In the described simulation, 270,000 structured finite volumes, from .25 to 1 meters long, are used to simulate as a whole the flows in the upstream reservoir, dam, spillway, stilling basin and downstream river, this on a real topography. [less ▲]

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See detailNew trends in flood risk analysis: working with 2D flow models, laser DEM and a GIS environment
Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

in Greco, M.; Carravetta, A.; Della Morte, R. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics: River Flow 2004 (2004)

This paper outlines the integration of new and accurate laser DEM into the determination of floodplains. Global and robust GIS environment is absolutely necessary to manage this very large amounts of ... [more ▼]

This paper outlines the integration of new and accurate laser DEM into the determination of floodplains. Global and robust GIS environment is absolutely necessary to manage this very large amounts of topographic data. The development and interaction of 2D flow models, simplified or not, ensures to offer more accurate and flexible physically based tools to the decision-makers. [less ▲]

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See detailElaboration d'outils intégrés de gestion des données topographiques et morphologiques pour la modélisation des crues et inondations
Detrembleur, Sylvain ULg

Master of advanced studies dissertation (2003)

L’activité de recherche dont bénéficie ce travail a consisté à poursuivre le développement du logiciel quasi-tridimensionnel de modélisation des écoulements de surface de la suite WOLF. Plus ... [more ▼]

L’activité de recherche dont bénéficie ce travail a consisté à poursuivre le développement du logiciel quasi-tridimensionnel de modélisation des écoulements de surface de la suite WOLF. Plus particulièrement, ce travail vise à développer et à rendre opérationnelle une filière automatique de traitement de données topographiques et morphologiques directement exploitables par WOLF2D. Ces algorithmes sont basés sur des approches hydrauliques ou sédimentaires, afin de générer une information complète sur grids réguliers organisés en blocs. Il s’agit d’exploiter des informations parcellaires, soit acquises par laser ou sonar multi-faisceaux, soit issues de campagnes plus classiques d’acquisition de profils en travers par méthodes topographiques. Une adaptation des lois classiques de frottement est également suggérée et traitée numériquement afin de tenir compte de ce nouveau type d’information très dense ainsi que des obstacles locaux constitués par les ouvrages d’art imposant des mises en charge et des pertes de charge locales. Le bien-fondé de ces développements est mis en lumière par le routage de grosses applications réelles pour lesquelles des campagnes complémentaires sur sites, l’exploitation de laisses de crue locales et des enquêtes de terrain permettent des comparaisons significatives. [less ▲]

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See detailLe modèle WOLF : outil de modélisation d'écoulement de crue, de dimensionnement et de gestion des ouvrages hydrauliques
Pirotton, Michel ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Actes du colloque annuel du CEBEDEAU : Gestion des eaux pluviales et assainissement (2003)

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