Comparing overflow and wave-overtopping induced breach initiation mechanisms in an embankment breach experiment

Myron van Damme, Luc Ponsioen, Monica Herrero Huerta, P Peeters

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Abstract

As part of the SAFElevee project Delft University of Technology collabored with Flanders Hydraulics Research, and Infram B.V. in the preperation and execution of a full scale embankment breach experiment in November 2015. This breach experiment was performed on an 3.5m high embankment with a sand core and clay outer layer situated along the tidal river Scheldt in Belgium near Schellebelle. During the experiment a wave overtopping simulator and overflow simulator were used to initiate a breach. Both simulators were placed near the top of the waterside slope. The use of the simulators facilitated comparison between the effects of continueous overflow and the effects of intermittent wave overtopping. This paper presents the data collected during the experiment, describe the development of hypotheses on the failure processes using the latest insights, and comment on the failure initiation process of a grass covered flood embankment with a clay outer layer and a sandy core.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFlood Risk 2016
Subtitle of host publication3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management, Lyon, France Lyon, France, October 17-21, 2016
EditorsM. lang, F. Klijn, P. Samuels
PublisherEDP Science
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management, FLOODrisk 2016 - Lyon Convention Centre, Lyon, France
Duration: 17 Oct 201621 Oct 2016
Conference number: 3
http://floodrisk2016.net/

Publication series

NameE3S Web of Conferences
PublisherEDP Science
Number03004
Volume7
ISSN (Print)2267-1242

Conference

Conference3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management, FLOODrisk 2016
Abbreviated titleFLOODrisk 2016
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period17/10/1621/10/16
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    van Damme, M., Ponsioen, L., Herrero Huerta, M., & Peeters, P. (2016). Comparing overflow and wave-overtopping induced breach initiation mechanisms in an embankment breach experiment. In M. lang, F. Klijn, & P. Samuels (Eds.), Flood Risk 2016: 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management, Lyon, France Lyon, France, October 17-21, 2016 (pp. 1-9). (E3S Web of Conferences; Vol. 7, No. 03004). EDP Science. https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20160703004