Long-term vision Western Scheldt EstuaryDOWNLOAD PROJECT SHEET
Morphological modelling and advice
Dutch Ministry of public works and Antwerp Port authority
Western Scheldt, the Netherlands
2011 - 2014
Within this project Svašek Hydraulics has focused on long-term morphological computations of the Western Scheldt estuary. Advice is amongst others given on the impact of sand mining, influence of dumping strategies and measures how to reduce the tidal range.
The long-term morphological computations are carried out with the process-based FINEL model, which is developed by Svašek Hydraulics. The model is calibrated and validated on several long-term periods. The 1965-2002 period (38 year) showed good agreement between the calculated and observed morphological changes. A validation of the period 1860-1970 (110 year) also showed good agreement between modelled bed changes and reality. The model shows good results with the historical morphological changes, which makes this model suitable for long-term simulations.
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