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Project ID: EVG1-CT-1999-00012
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: France

Progress in the comprehension of overtopping, build up of levees and body-snout interaction for muddy debris-flows

This result is a better comprehension of the process of body/snout interaction in debris-flows with a qualitative overview of conditions of occurrence or of non-occurrence, how granulars are entrained by the fluid and a quantitative estimation of the effect of the snout on the flow characteristics, mainly depth and velocity.

Another result is a better comprehension of the overflow and subsequently build up of levees, with a qualitative overview of the conditions of occurrence and quantitative estimation of the effect on the flow both inside the channel and outside in the initiation zone of spreading. The expected benefit is a better representation of natural flows of debris and subsequently some better hazard assessment.

Contact

Dominique LAIGLE, (Engineer-Researcher)
Tel.: +33-4-76762805
Fax: +33-4-76513803
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