EMBREA-Web: a tool for the simulation of breach through dams and embankments

Morris, M. and Hassan, M. and Goff, C. (2020) EMBREA-Web: a tool for the simulation of breach through dams and embankments. In: ICOLD 2020, 28 November - 3 December 2020, New Delhi, India. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The failure of dams and embankments can have catastrophic impacts on people, properties and environment. Therefore, dam and embankment breach modelling is a fundamental stage of any flood risk assessment. EMBREA-Web has been developed to help researchers and practition-ers undertake this task more easily via an online interface that is built upon the well-known simulation engine of the EMBREA breach model. EMBREA-Web is available in two versions ‘Lite’ and ‘Pro’. The Lite version is free and allows the modelling of the failure of homogene-ous dams or embankments initiated by overtopping or internal erosion. The Pro version has ad-vanced features such as modelling of non-homogeneous and layered dams and embankments and the ability to undertake Monte Carlo simulations to account for data and modelling uncer-tainties. In this paper, a description of the EMBREA simulation engine is given with a detailed presen-tation of the ‘Lite’ and ‘Pro’ versions of EMBREA-Web. Examples of undertaking modelling runs with EMBREA-Web are also given showing how it guides and simplifies the task of un-dertaking breach modelling.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Floods > Dams and reservoirs
Divisions: Floods
Water
Depositing User: Helen Stevenson
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2020 13:49
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2020 14:39
URI: http://eprints.hrwallingford.com/id/eprint/1407

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