An efficient consolidation model for morphodynamic simulations in low SPM-environments

Han Winterwerp, Zeng Zhou, Guilia Battista, Thijs van Kessel, Bert Jagers, Bas van Maren, Mick van der Wegen

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This paper presents a fast consolidation model suitable for long-term morphodynamic simulations. This model is applicable for muddy systems where sedimentation rates are smaller than consolidation rates, assuming quasi-equilibrium of the consolidating bed. It compares to the consolidation model developed by Sanford (2008). However, in that model, a heuristic, exponential density profile was used. Instead, the current model is derived from the full consolidation (Gibson) equation. The model’s material parameters (hydraulic conductivity, consolidation coefficient and strength) can therefore be derived from soil mechanical experiments in the laboratory.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventINTERCOH 2017: 14th International Conference on Cohesive Sediment Transport Processes - Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 13 Nov 201717 Nov 2017
Conference number: 14


ConferenceINTERCOH 2017
Abbreviated titleINTERCOH 2017
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