Estuarine Mud Flow Modeling

by E. A. Toorman, Katholieke Univ Leuven, Belgium,
J. E. Berlamont, Katholieke Univ Leuven, Belgium,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


This paper presents a model for the simulation of selective withdrawal of estuarine mud. This research is part of the investigation of the design of a mud pumping plant as an alternative for dredging. The problems confronted with are the non-Newtonian behaviour of mud and the water-mud interface modeling. The change of the interface shape requires the problem to be solved time dependently. A finite element method is used.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Dredging | Estuaries | Laminar flow | Mud | Simulation models | Stratified flow

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