Lecture Series on Shallow Flows

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Monday, 07 May 00:00 - Wednesday, 09 May 00:00

Lecture Series

Many flows in environmental and in industrial situations can be characterised as ‘shallow’, with the horizontal scales being essentially larger than the vertical size of the flow domain. Examples are flows in rivers, estuaries, the coastal region, harbours, fresh water reservoirs, but also in settling chambers for water treatment. Shallowness implies a rather specific flow dynamics. The purpose of this Lecture Series is to offer an overview of various aspects of shallow flows: fundamental as well as applied aspects, and numerical modelling as well as laboratory studies and field observations. Topics that will be addressed in the Lecture Series are, for example, laboratory and numerical studies of fundamental physical processes and transport mechanisms in shallow mixing layers, wakes, jets, and open channels. Also, transport of heat, solutes, and pollutants in canonical shallow flows and generic flow configurations will be discussed. Other topics are: interaction with vegetation, sediment transport and morphodynamics, which are relevant features of environmental shallow flows, such as occurring in the coastal area, estuaries, harbours and in rivers. The course will be delivered by a number of internationally recognized experts. The aim of this course is to give a wide overview of various aspects of shallow flows. No specific prior knowledge of geophysical or environmental fluid dynamics is required, although it is assumed that the participants have a general background in fluid dynamics. The Lecture Series Director is Professor GertJan van Heijst from TU Eindhoven and the local coordinator is Professor Jeroen van Beeck from the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics.



Monday 7 May 2018
8:30 Welcome
9:00 Lab experiments on shallow flows / tidal exchange flows by Professor GertJan van Heijst, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Scaling of shallow flows / sediment transport by Assistant Professor Matias Duran Matute, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Transport and mixing processes in rivers by Professor Wim Uijttewaal, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
15:15 Coffee break
15:45 Transport and mixing processes in rivers (Continued) by Professor Wim Uijttewaal
17:00 Reception

Tuesday 8 May 2018
09:00 Tidal transport by Dr. Theo Gerkema, NIOZ, The Netherlands
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Stability analysis of shallow flows by Professor Scott Socolofsky, Texas A&M, USA
12:30 Lunch and poster session
14:00 Tidal jet vortices and inlet mixing by Professor Scott Socolofsky
15:15 Coffee break
15:45 Geomorphodynamics of coastal and inland seas by Professor Huib de Swart, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

Wednesday 9 May 2018
09:00 Geomorphodynamics of coastal and inland seas (Continued) by Professor Huib de Swart
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Interaction with vegetation by Professor Heidi Nepf, MIT, USA
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Interaction with vegetation (Continued) by Professor Heidi Nepf
15:15 End of the Lecture Series



More information on the Von Karman Institute, the fees and how to register is available in pdfthis brochure


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