THESIS 2013, Two-pHase modElling for Sediment dynamIcS in Geophysical Flows



Venue: EDF, room H
6 quai Watier,
78400 CHATOU
ID control at the entrance

RER Rueil Malmaison (ligne A)

Symposium Objectives:

Sediment transport is a key research issue to many geophysical applications: sediment deposition and re-suspension processes in rivers and estuaries, morphological evolution of waterways and coastal zones, formation and displacement of turbidity maxima in estuaries, impacts of sediment drainage, breaching process in dyke- and dam-break flows, etc. In this research field, two-phase approaches have been more and more developed since they describe the physical processes responsible for sediment transport more realistically than a single-phase approach.

The THESIS-2013 (Symposium on
Two-phase Modelling for Sediment dynamics in Geophysical Flows) has the following objectives:

1. To establish a forum for discussing and exchanging experience and knowledge within the international research community for developing two-phase approaches applicable to sediment dynamics in geophysical flows;

2. To review the state-of-the-art of the two-phase approach for sediment dynamics;

3. To promote international cooperation in this research domain.

Symposium topics:

? Fundamentals (physical processes, mathematical formulations and parameterisation)

? Two-phase flow modelling (numerical techniques, turbulence modelling)

? Experimental techniques in laboratories and in the field

? Environmental applications: Sheet flows, highly concentrated flows, landslide/debris flows, Internal flows (erosion around pipelines and hydraulic sluices) and groundwater flows (porous media), Nutrient/contaminants transported by sediments, Vegetated channels, riverbank restoration, Breaching processes in dyke-overlap and dyke-break flows

Form and size of the symposium:

- Opening to the international community (under patronage of SHF and IAHR)

- Presentation forms: Oral and posters
- Six plenary key-lectures

- Duration: 3 days with plenary and parallel sessions