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River computations: artificial backwater from the momentum advection scheme

F.W. Platzek, G.S. Stelling, J.A. Jankowski, R. Patzwahl and J.D. Pietrzak

Abstract: The established method for determining dike heights and dimensioning river training structures is to assess the resulting backwater by numerical modelling. The common consensus is that bottom friction determines the backwater and that momentum advection only has a local effect. We demonstrate that the numerical/artificial backwater contribution from the momentum advection approximation can be of the same order of magnitude as the bottom friction contribution, depending on the advection scheme. Continue reading