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Experimental and Numerical Modelling of the Velocity Distribution in the Dissipation Chamber of a Navigation Lock with Loop Culvert Filling

Author(s): Christiaens Damien; Contino Francesco; Dubois Nicolas; Seynhaeve Jean-Marie; Jeanmart Herve; Zech Yves; Savary Celine; Bousmar Didier; Soares-Frazao; Sandra

Linked Author(s): Céline Savary, Didier Bousmar, Sandra Soares-Frazao, Sandra Carrión, Yves Zech

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Abstract: This paper presents preliminary results of a composite modelling approach aimed at optimising the design of the dissipation chamber in a navigation lock with loop culvert filling system. The considered lock is to be built on the River Meuse at Ampsin-Neuville (Belgium) within the frame of the TEN-T 18 project. The composite modelling approach consists in combining experimental observations on a scale model of the lock filling system including the dissipation chamber with two-dimensional numerical modelling of the flow in the system. The paper first presents the experimental model and the 2D numerical solver. Then, experimental measurements at the outlet of the dissipation chamber are compared to the results of the numerical simulations.

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Year: 2012

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