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Title Assessing the morphological stability of u shaped tidal river junctions
Group Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management Group
Project type thesis
Credits 30
Supervisor(s) Bart Vermeulen
Ton Hoitink
Karl Kastner
Examiner(s) Bart Vermeulen
Contact info bart.vermeulen@wur.nl
Begin date 2020/01/01
End date
Description The Kapuas Delta (West Kalimantan, Indonesia) system features several oddly shaped u-turn junctions. These junctions are characterized by complex hydrodynamics and, as a result, also the dynamics of sediments and the resulting morphology are difficult to predict. Remotely sensed images reveal that the junctions are very stable, yet morphological simulations of the junctions always tend to predict the closure of one of the junction branches. You will work with Delft 3D software to build a hydrodynamic and morphological model that tries to reproduce the morphological behavior of these junctions. The model will be validated with existing field measurements of the hydrodynamics.
Used skills Programming, Delft3D, Matlab
Requirements River Flow and Morphology, Coastal Oceanography and Delta Geology, Water and Air Flow Numerical Techniques