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Application of a coastal modelling code in fluvial environments

Hartanto, IM, Beevers, L, Popescu, I and Wright, NG (2011) Application of a coastal modelling code in fluvial environments. Environmental Modelling and Software, 26 (12). 1685 - 1695 . ISSN 1364-8152


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XBeach is an open source, freely available two dimensional code, developed to solve hydrodynamic and morphological processes in the coastal environment. In this paper the code is applied to ten different test cases specific to hydraulic problems encountered in the fluvial environment, with the purpose of proving the capability of XBeach in rivers. Results show that the performance of XBeach is acceptable, comparing well to other commercially available codes specifically developed for fluvial modelling. Some advantages and deficiencies of the codes are identified and recommendations for adaptation into the fluvial environment are made.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2011 Elsevier. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in 'Environmental Modelling and Software'. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: Numerical model, River system, XBeach, Shallow water equations, Open software
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 10:51
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2014 09:37
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2011.05.014
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2011.05.014
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43670

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