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See detailA 2D finite volume multiblock flow solver applied to flood extension forecasting
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Detrembleur, Sylvain ULg et al

in García-Navarro, Pilar; Playán, Enrique (Eds.) Numerical modelling of hydrodynamics for water ressources (2008)

ABSTRACT: this paper describes a quasi-3D free surface flow solver,developed for almost ten years at the University of Liege, and its application to flood extension forecasting. Based on the classical SWE ... [more ▼]

ABSTRACT: this paper describes a quasi-3D free surface flow solver,developed for almost ten years at the University of Liege, and its application to flood extension forecasting. Based on the classical SWE, the finite volume numerical model deals with real topography and wetting-drying cells while exactly conserving the water volume. Multiblock options allow local refine-ment of the structured calculation grid and automatic mesh refinement enhances greatly compu-tation time. An additional depth-averaged k-ε type turbulence model increases the potentialities of the solver to represent real complex flows. Following a Regional Government decision, this solver has been officially chosen in 2003 to be used to compute inundation maps on 800 km of the main rivers of the Walloon Region in Belgium with a spatial resolution of 5 x 5 to 2 x 2 me-ters and using high resolution Digital Elevation Models. Results are presented in this paper. [less ▲]

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See detailAn explicit projection method for solving incompressible Navier-Stokes equations
Detrembleur, Sylvain ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Pagliara, Stephano (Ed.) Hydraulic Structures (2008)

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See detailHydraulique Urbaine
Pirotton, Michel ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

Learning material (2008)

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See detailModelling of sewer systems as a component of a global hydrological model
Khuat Duy, Bruno ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

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

Hydrology often takes an important place in the domain of hydraulic structures management, and is a key component of many hydraulic studies. Modelling the main hydrological processes requires a particular ... [more ▼]

Hydrology often takes an important place in the domain of hydraulic structures management, and is a key component of many hydraulic studies. Modelling the main hydrological processes requires a particular attention in order to deal with problems in an optimal way. Instrumented basins studies has pointed out the considerable impact of the sewer system on the hydrological outputs dynamics on small basins, even poorly urbanized. The current models often take into account the distributed impervious areas by adapting the corresponding surfaces runoff or infiltration coefficients. This approach, which is suited to produce correct runoff volumes, is however unable to represent the real flow outputs dynamics in which important variations can occur with a hourly time step. Modelling this flow component is essential to catch the rapidly-varying flow inputs generated by the runoff on drained impervious areas. An efficient modelling method has therefore been developed to include the sewer system in a global hydrological model (WOLF), using accurate landuse data in vector format and available data on the sewage system. These developments have been successfully tested on the Berwinne basin, Belgium. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomatic geometrical optimization by way of numerical flow models
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 3rd IAHR-International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures (2008)

The potentialities in numerical flow modeling available today allow performing more and more representative and accurate computations of an increasing part of hydraulic engineering practical problems. In ... [more ▼]

The potentialities in numerical flow modeling available today allow performing more and more representative and accurate computations of an increasing part of hydraulic engineering practical problems. In some cases, numerical simulation can be used as an alternative, or at least an efficient pre-design tool, to more classic physical modeling. In this framework, the paper presents the application of integrated numerical tools to the automatic optimization of the geometry of a guide-wall at the entrance of a channel. The simulations have been performed by using a Genetic Algorithm based optimization tool coupled to a 2D free surface flow model. This finite volume multibock flow solver, WOLF2D, solves the conservative form of the classical shallow water equations together with a depth-integrated k-ε type turbulence model. The calculations have been performed on a cluster of 12 processors to reach a satisfactory solution in less than 2.5 days (96 solutions tested). On the basis of the numerical results and of the value of the suitability indicators, the optimal solution is objectively better than the other tested geometries. This confirms the efficiency of the automatic optimization procedure. [less ▲]

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See detailDetailed flood extension forecasting in the Walloon region with a 2D finite volume multiblock free surface flow solver
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Detrembleur, Sylvain ULg et al

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

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See detailAn explicit projection method for solving incompressible Navier-Stokes equations
Detrembleur, Sylvain ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

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

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See detailHandling very different time scales in numerical modelling of sediment transport and morphodynamics
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

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

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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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