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Volume 120, 2017International Conference on Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials & Civil Engineering Systems (ASCMCES-17)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Water and Environment|
|Published online||09 August 2017|
Semi-2D modeling of river morphological changes caused by exceptional flooding
Polytchnique de Montreal, Department of Civil, Geological and Mining. C.P.6097, Succ. Centre-Ville, Montréal, Québec , H3C 3A7. Canada
* Corresponding author: Tewfik.Mahdi@polymtl.ca
This paper presents the application of the model, MHYSER 1.0 (Model for the HYdraulics of SEdiments in Rivers, version 1.0), to study river morphological changes due to exceptional flooding. MHYSER 1.0 is a semi-two-dimensional model using the stream tubes concept to achieve lateral variations of velocity, flow stresses and sediment transport rate. Each stream tube has the same conveyance as the other ones. In MHYSER 1.0, the uncoupled approach is used to solve the set of conservation equations’. After the backwater calculation, the river is divided in a finite number of stream tubes of equal conveyances. The sediment routing and bed adjustments calculations are accomplished separately along each stream tube taking into account lateral mass exchanges. MHYSER 1.0 is applied to the Ha! Ha! River (Quebec, Canada), a tributary of the Saguenay River, for the 1996 “downpour“. The results show good correlation of with collected data. This application shows the capabilities of this model and predicts its promising role in solving complex real engineering cases.
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