Unveiling the consequences of your breach growth model choice

Patrik Peeters, M. Heredia Gomez, Myron van Damme, Paul Visser

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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
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
Number of pages5
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

Publication series

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


Conference3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management, FLOODrisk 2016
Abbreviated titleFLOODrisk 2016
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