Modeling of Flow and Sediment Transport at a River Confluence with the EnSed2D model

Jennifer G. Duan, Michael T. Schwar

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Abstract

The computational modeling of flow and sediment transport at the confluence of the Kankakee and the Iroquois rivers was studied. The effectiveness of engineering alternatives on reducing sedimentation at the confluence was also discussed. The EnSed2D model was applied to the simulation of suspended sediment transport system. The hydrodynamic model simulated flow field and suspended sediment concentration distribution under different alternative management scenarios. The study chose the average flow discharge as the simulation discharge to determine the most cost-effective restoration method through evaluating and comparing flow fields, suspended sediment distribution, and the sedimentation patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Water and Environmental Resources Congress
EditorsP. Bizier, P. DeBarry
Pages2865-2874
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2003 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2003Jun 26 2003

Publication series

NameWorld Water and Environmental Resources Congress

Other

OtherWorld Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2003
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period6/23/036/26/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Water Science and Technology

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