Comprehensive numerical simulations of sediment transport and flushing of a Peruvian reservoir

Numerical modeling of sediment transport in reservoirs, especially for sudden events such as flushing, is still a challenging research topic. In the present study, sediment transport and sediment flushing are simulated for a Peruvian reservoir. Situated in the Peruvian Andes, the watershed is affected by high erosion rates and the river carries high amounts of suspended sediment whose estimated annual volume is about 5 Million m3. This study aims to investigate the reservoir sedimentation using different numerical models. A one-dimensional (1D) sediment transport model, a horizontal two-dimensional (2D) hydraulic model and a vertical 2D model are used for this purpose. Annual sedimentation, full drawdown flushing, and sediment concentration in power intakes are particularly investigated.


Editor(s):
Schleiss, Anton
De Cesare, Giovanni
Franca, Mário J.
Pfister, Michael
Published in:
Proceedings of River Flow 2014, Special Session on Reservoir Sedimentation, 211-219
Presented at:
River Flow 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland, September, 3-5, 2014
Year:
2014
Publisher:
Leiden, CRC Press/Balkema
ISBN:
978-1-138-02675-9
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