Xiping Dou, Xinzhou Zhang, Xiangming Wang, Jinhua Wang


In order to resist tides and salt intrusion, there have been more than 300 tidal gates built at many river estuaries in China since 1960s. However, the serious deposition occurred at a lot of gates due to the changes of hydrodynamic and sediment conditions and lack of discharge from the rivers. At present, the research is mainly to analyze the reasons for siltation downstream gates and the measures of dredging. It is not enough for study on distribution simulation of deposition downstream sluice. Studies have shown that 2D numerical model cannot reflect the distribution of sediment siltation downstream gates. Therefore, it needs to develop 3D sediment numerical model for deposition prediction. In this paper, combined the feasibility study of a tidal gate at Mulanxi River, a physical model and 3D numerical model of sediment siltation downstream gate are conducted.


tidal estuary; sediment deposition; numerical model

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