E3S Web Conf.
Volume 7, 20163rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management (FLOODrisk 2016)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Performance and behaviour of flood defences|
|Published online||20 October 2016|
Unveiling the consequences of your breach growth model choice
1 Flanders Hydraulics Research, Flemish Authorities, Antwerp, Belgium
2 Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
3 Antea Group, Ghent, Belgium
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Within the frame work of the realisation of the ‘Sigmaplan’ for the river Schelde in Flanders (Belgium), a large-scale dike breaching experiment following overflow was held at Lillo (Antwerp) in 2012. The outcomes of the breach test serve to unveil the impact of a chosen breach growth model, to set application limits, to come up with guidelines for proper selection and usage of the model to be applied.
Breach growth models are used to predict the breach dimensions and to estimate the flow through the breach. All assessed models pretty well succeed in this. However, starting from various premises and taking into account a (limited) set of different breaching mechanisms, the use of today’s state-of-the-art breach growth models is not entirely trouble free
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