Composite Modelling, combining physical and numerical models

Sutherland, J. and Barfuss, S. (2011) Composite Modelling, combining physical and numerical models. In: IAHR World Congress 2011, 26 June - 1 July 2011, Brisbane, Australia.

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The paper presents an overview of composite modelling, defined as the joint use of physical and numerical models, within the hydraulic modelling community. It draws on work undertaken within the research project Hydralab ( and subsequently in an IAHR working group on Composite Modelling. The strengths and weaknesses of physical and numerical models are analysed, along with selected case studies that focused on the methodologies used and their impact on the modelling approach. Some reflections on key elements in composite modelling will be presented. Composite modelling is still in its infancy in the hydraulic community, but there is a growing trend towards using both numerical and physical models together. The subject will be developed by the sharing of experience and the development of standards.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: 34th IAHR World Congress "Balance and Uncertainty - Water in a Changing World"
Subjects: Coasts > Coastal structures
Maritime > General
Coasts > General
Divisions: Coastal
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Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:49
Last Modified: 26 May 2020 14:59

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