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Scientific support regarding hydrodynamics and sand transport in the coastal zone: modelling tools and methodologies
Zimmermann, N.; Wang, L.; Mathys, M.; Trouw, K.; De Maerschalck, B.; Delgado, R.; Roelvink, J.A.; Monbaliu, J.; Bolle, A.; Toro, F.; Verwaest, T.; Mostaert, F. (2015). Scientific support regarding hydrodynamics and sand transport in the coastal zone: modelling tools and methodologies. Version 4.0. WL Rapporten, 00_072. Flanders Hydraulics Research/IMDC: Antwerp. VIII, 125 + 12 p. appendices pp.
Part of: WL Rapporten. Waterbouwkundig Laboratorium: Antwerpen. , more

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Document type: Project report

    Hydraulics and sediment > Hydrodynamics > Current velocities  and patterns
    Hydraulics and sediment > Hydrodynamics > Tides
    Hydraulics and sediment > Hydrodynamics > Turbulence
    Hydraulics and sediment > Hydrodynamics > Water levels
    Numerical modelling
    ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]
Author keywords
    Cross-shore currents; Longshore currents; Numerical modelling

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Proposer: Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken; Maritieme Dienstverlening en Kust; Afdeling Kust; Kust, more

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  • De Maerschalck, B., more
  • Delgado, R., more
  • Roelvink, J.A.
  • Monbaliu, J., more

    This report gathers the experience gained in morphological modelling within the project "Sand dynamics in the Belgian coastal zone" carried out at Flanders Hydraulics. It aims to provide a single guideline document to help making decisions or understanding model results when setting up a morphological model. It reviews data and models available, draws attention to some focus points during the model setup and calibration, presents various input reduction techniques necessary for morphological modelling, special characteristics of inlet and embayment modelling, cross-shore profile applications, and various methods to implement structures in the model. Individual conclusions are summarized at the end of each chapter and in a more practical form at the end of the report.

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