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.
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||INTERCOH 2017: 14th International Conference on Cohesive Sediment Transport Processes - Montevideo, Uruguay|
Duration: 13 Nov 2017 → 17 Nov 2017
Conference number: 14
|Abbreviated title||INTERCOH 2017|
|Period||13/11/17 → 17/11/17|
Winterwerp, H., Zhou, Z., Battista, G., van Kessel, T., Jagers, B., van Maren, B., & van der Wegen, M. (2017). An efficient consolidation model for morphodynamic simulations in low SPM-environments. 3-4. Abstract from INTERCOH 2017, Montevideo, Uruguay.