NUMERICAL MODELING OF BREACH GROWTH IN A SANDDIKE

Guus S. Sterling, Willem T. Bakker, Christine van Kuik, Christel Somers

Abstract


On October 7, 1994 a full scale breach growth experiment has been carried out at the Dutch- Belgium border, in the Zwin at the west-end of the Dutch-Belgian border. A small breach was initiated in a sanddike with a height of 3.25 m and the breaching process was monitored. The present paper focusses on the numerical modeling (hindcasting) of the breach growth process.

Keywords


numerical modeling; breach growth; dike

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