RVRMeander

RCEM 2011

Schedule Documentation Team

 

(Day)
Time

Topic

Lecturer
(Assistants)

(1)
9:00am–12:00pm

a) Logistics about the short course
b) Review of the basic theory of the hydrodynamics and bed morphodynamics of meandering rivers

  • Hydrodynamics of meandering rivers
  • Bed morphodynamics of meandering rivers

JDA
(EJL/MHG/DM)

(1)
12:00pm-2:00pm

Lunch

ALL

(1)
2:00pm-5:00pm

Overview of the state-of-the-art modeling of the hydrodynamics and bed morphodynamics of meandering rivers
a) Review of the 2D depth-averaged and 3D governing equations and turbulence closures
b) Applications using 2D depth-averaged models
c) Applications using 3D models
d) Introduction of a simplified morphodynamic model: RVR Meander

JDA
(EJL/MHG/DM)

(1)
5:00pm-6:00pm

Overview Lecture on the first-day topics by Marcelo H. Garcia:
How channelization affects flooding, sediment transport and bed morphodynamics: the case of Kankakee River in Illinois, USA

MHG

(1)
6:00pm
à

Dinner

ALL

(2)
9:00am-12:00pm

Review of the theory and modeling of streambank erosion processes
a) Course materials
b) Examples of streambank erosion
c) Channel dynamics: how do channels adjust?
d) Streambank erosion processes & analysis: fluvial erosion and
mass failure
e) Required data for analysis

EJL
(JDA/MHG/DM)

(2)
12:00pm-2:00pm

Lunch

ALL

(2)
2:00pm-5:00pm

Review of the theory and modeling of streambank erosion processes
a) Modeling stream channel adjustment: vertical and lateral
b) Concepts: overview, GUI, sample test cases

EJL
(JDA/MHG/DM)

(2)
5:00pm-6:00pm

Overview Lecture on the second-day topics by Marcelo H. Garcia
Performance of bendway weirs and other bank protection technologies: the case of Sugar Creek in Illinois, USA

MHG

(2)
6:00pm
à

Dinner

ALL

(3)
9:00pm-12:00pm

RVR Meander + CONCEPTS: a computational platform
for physically-based bank evolution and meander migration
for engineering applications:
a) Description of the model

  • 2D model of hydrodynamics and bed morphodynamics
  • Physically-based model of streambank erosion
  • Methodology for river migration
  • Applications in homogenous floodplain
  • Impact of floodplain heterogeneity

b) Overview of ArcGIS-ArcMap interface

DM
(JDA/MHG/EJL)

(3)
12:00pm-2:00pm

Lunch

ALL

(3)
2:00pm-4:30pm

a) In-class application of RVR Meander + CONCEPTS
Sample applications will include sine-generated channel, Kinoshita channels, and natural river with or without floodplain heterogeneity.
If possible, the attendees should bring a laptop with ArcGIS 9.3
(or 9.3.1) or ArcGIS 10 installed on it, with preference for ArcGIS 9.3
(or 9.3.1).  
b) Discussion of the limitations of RVR-Meander + CONCEPTS

DM
(JDA/MHG/EJL)

(3)
4:30pm-5:00pm

Modeling short-term meander evolution of meandering rivers

JDA

(3)
5:00pm-6:00pm

Open discussion and closing of the short course

ALL

(3)
6:00pm
à

Dinner

ALL