American Society of Civil Engineers

Estuarine Mud Flow Modeling

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

pp. 230-235

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Hydraulic Engineering
Abstract: 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.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Finite element method
Laminar flow
Simulation models
Stratified flow

Author Keywords:
Flow of Water
Flow of Fluids--Non Newtonian - Mathematical Models - Mathematical Techniques--Finite Element Method - Rivers--Estuaries
Estuarine Mud - Mud Flows - Water-Mud Interface