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See detailA stable numerical scheme for shallow flow modelling taking into account bottom curvature
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Pirotton, Michel ULg

in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods in Engineering (2008)

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See detailFlow in shallow rectangular basins: experimental study and 2D numerical simulations
Kantoush, Sameh A.; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

in Proc. 8th International Conference on Hydro-Science and Engineering (ICHE) (2008)

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See detailModélisation hydrologique à grande échelle des zones imperméables égouttées
Khuat Duy, Bruno; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

in 3èmes Journées Doctorales en Hydrologie Urbaine (JDHU) (2008)

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See detailExperimental and numerical analysis of flow instabilities in rectangular shallow basins
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Kantoush, Sameh; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

in Environmental Fluid Mechanics (2008), 8(1), 31-54

Free surface flows in several shallow rectangular basins have been analyzed experimentally, numerically and theoretically. Different geometries, characterized by different widths and lengths, are ... [more ▼]

Free surface flows in several shallow rectangular basins have been analyzed experimentally, numerically and theoretically. Different geometries, characterized by different widths and lengths, are considered as well as different hydraulic conditions. First, the results of a series of experimental tests are briefly depicted. They reveal that, under clearly identified hydraulic and geometrical conditions, the flow pattern is found to become nonsymmetric, in spite of the symmetrical inflow conditions, outflow conditions and geometry of the basin. This non-symmetric motion results from the growth of small disturbances actually present in the experimental initial and boundary conditions. Second, numerical simulations are conducted based on a depth-averaged approach and a finite volume scheme. The simulation results reproduce the global pattern of the flow observed experimentally and succeed in predicting the stability or instability of a symmetric flow pattern for all tested configurations. Finally, an analytical study provides mathematical insights into the conditions under which the symmetric flow pattern becomes unstable and clarifies the governing physical processes. [less ▲]

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See detailAn experimental and numerical analysis of effects induced by moving bodies in free surface water
Kerger, François ULg; Detrembleur, Sylvain ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Pagliara Stefano (Ed.) Hydraulic Structures (2008)

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See detailNumerical tools for assessing reservoir sedimentation and sediment management
Dewals, Benjamin ULg

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See detailHydraulic modelling along river Ourthe considering impacts of climate change
Dewals, Benjamin ULg

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See detailHydraulic modelling along river Ourthe
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Detrembleur, Sylvain ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

Conference (2007, June 01)

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See detailExperimental and numerical analysis of flow instabilities in rectangular shallow basins
Dewals, Benjamin ULg

Scientific conference (2007, March 29)

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See detailModelling the vertical centrifugal casting of large bimetallic rolling mills
Studer, Léo ULg; Habraken, Anne ULg; Pirotton, Michel ULg et al

in Onate, E.; Papadrakis, M.; Schrefler, B. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Conference of Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering 2 (2007)

In order to take into account the dynamical effects of molten metal during solidification, we want to interface a metal solidification solver with a flow dynamics solver.

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See detailAnalysis and application of two complementary numerical models for predicting flood waves generated by failures or dysfunctions occuring on a complex of dams
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 32nd IAHR Biennial Congress - Harmonizing the demands from art and nature (2007)

A complete risk analysis related to a complex of dams may involve the assessment of a large number of different scenarios of failures and dysfunctions. However, a high computation time would be needed to ... [more ▼]

A complete risk analysis related to a complex of dams may involve the assessment of a large number of different scenarios of failures and dysfunctions. However, a high computation time would be needed to perform a two-dimensional analysis of the flows generated by all possible scenarios. For this reason, the present paper expounds two complementary flow models, developed to be exploited within a rational methodology for analysing the flows induced by various incidents on a complex of dams and reservoirs. The first model is the two-dimensional flow solver WOLF 2D, while the second one is a simplified lumped model, requiring very low computation time. An original analytical study is presented to demonstrate the conditions of applicability of the lumped model. This study leads to the practical conclusion that the evaluation of two non-dimensional parameters enables to assess a priori the validity of the simplified approach for any specific application. The paper also describes the combined application of both models to a practical case study involving a complex of five dams. In a first step the lumped model has been validated by comparisons with the results provided by the two-dimensional model WOLF 2D. Secondly the simplified model has been successfully applied, at a very low CPU cost, to simulate flows induced by various dysfunctions and to conduct sensitivity analysis. In conclusion, based on both theoretical developments and numerical studies, the paper provides new advances of practical relevance for dam break risk analysis. [less ▲]

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