New Developments About Mud Transport Models. Application to a Macrotidal Estuary

by P. Le Hir, IFREMER, France,
P. Bassoullet, IFREMER, France,
J. L'Yavanc, IFREMER, France,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sediment Transport Modeling


In order to assess the fate of fine particles and adsorbed contaminants due to tidal forcing in estuaries, a mathematical modeling system for cohesive suspended matter transport and bottom evolution is presented. New developments are detailed, especially a bed model and consolidation processes. The application to a macrotidal estuary shows off the ability of the model to represent realistic features and to give an understanding of processes, but also the need for calibrating each sedimentary law.

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