Wasserwirtschaft und Hydrosystemmodellierung

2D sediment transport simulations in catchments


Sediment transport in rivers is a problem of considerable scientific and public concern. During heavy rain events significant masses of sediment can be mobilized and transported downstream. The consequences of this include reservoir siltation, blocking of channels which can cause flooding, loss of aquatic habitat and river bank instabilities, water pollution caused by contaminated sediment etc. Due to the socio-economic relevance of sediment transport processes, for their potential of water induced natural hazards, accurate simulation and forecasting tools are demanded. The objective of the project is to develop an appropriate numerical model to simulate sediment transport in catchments base on the system of HMS. This model is able to simulate sediment transport processes in an efficient, accurate and robust way.


Project head:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Hinkelmann

Scientific assistant:
Jiaheng Zhao, M.Sc.

Project period:

14.10.2013 - 13.10.2017

Scholarship from the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC)