Articles | Volume 15, issue 12
Research article
09 Dec 2015
Research article |  | 09 Dec 2015

3-D numerical approach to simulate the overtopping volume caused by an impulse wave comparable to avalanche impact in a reservoir

R. Gabl, J. Seibl, B. Gems, and M. Aufleger

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Short summary
The paper focuses on a new and practical way to model an avalanche for a 3D-numerical simulation with the software FLOW-3D. The main goal is to simulate the induced impulse wave in a reservoir in order to quantify the amount of overtopping water. A generalised geometry is used to validate the concept with the help of existing simplified formulas for this paper.
Final-revised paper