Modeling flow and sediment transport in water bodies and watersheds
2008 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
The research focus is on the various modeling aspects of flow and sediment transport in water bodies and watersheds. The interaction of flow with a mobile bed involves a complex process in which various turbulent scales characterized by coherent structures cause a chaotic sediment motion. In many rivers and natural waterways secondary flows that are dominating flow struc-tures bring about more complications. In estuaries and open waterbodies thermal stratification and internal mixing control the flow structure besides the flow interaction with the mobile bed. To adequately model these processes 3D coupled flow and transport models are needed. The research is based on use and adaptation of open source codes for 3D hydrodynamic and sediment transport model known as Estuarine Coastal Ocean Model (ECOMSED) and the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model. A bed load transport model was developed and coupled to ECOMSED. The flow and sediment transport characteristics in a curved channel and a river reach were successfully captured by the model. Improvements in ECOMSED were made to study the effect of wind and basin bathymetry on mixing and flow exchange between two estuaries. Using spectral analysis the hydrological component of SWAT model was investigated for its applicability under limited data conditions in three Ethiopian catchments.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH , 2008. , viii, 21 p.
Trita-LWR. PHD, ISSN 1650-8602 ; 1039
Bed load transport model, ECOMSED, Hydrology, Hydrodynamics, Spectral Analysis, SWAT
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-4703ISBN: 978-91-7178-925-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-4703DiVA: diva2:13521
2008-05-08, F3, Lindstedtvägen 26, Kungliga Tekniska högskolan | Adress SE-100 44 Stockholm | Telefon +46 8 790 60 00, KTH, 10:00
Dargahi, BijanWörman, AndersBergh, Hans
QC 201008272008-04-222008-04-222010-08-27Bibliographically approved
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