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Lecture Series - Shallow Flows

Monday 03 April 2023 - Wednesday 05 April 2023

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 Shallow Flows

Laboratory experiments on vortices in a shallow fluid layer - Courtesy Andrzej Cieslik

Introduction

Many flows in environmental and in industrial situations can be characterised as ‘shallow’, with the horizontal scales being essentially larger than the vertical size of the flow domain. Examples are flows in rivers, estuaries, the coastal region, harbours, fresh water reservoirs, but also in settling chambers for water treatment. Shallowness implies a rather specific flow dynamics.

The purpose of this Lecture Series (online / on-site) is to offer an overview of various aspects of shallow flows: fundamental as well as applied aspects, and numerical modelling as well as laboratory studies and field observations. Topics that will be addressed in the Lecture Series are, for example, laboratory and numerical studies of fundamental physical processes and transport mechanisms in shallow mixing layers, wakes, jets, and open channels. Also, transport of heat, solutes, and pollutants in canonical shallow flows and generic flow configurations will be discussed. Other topics are: interaction with vegetation, sediment transport and morphodynamics, which are relevant features of environmental shallow flows, such as occurring in the coastal area, estuaries, harbours and in rivers.

The course will be delivered by a number of internationally recognized experts. The aim of this course is to give a wide overview of various aspects of shallow flows. No specific prior knowledge of geophysical or environmental fluid dynamics is required, although it is assumed that the participants have a general background in fluid dynamics.

The Lecture Series Director is Professor Matias Duran Matute from TU Eindhoven and the local coordinator is Professor Jeroen van Beeck from the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics.

 

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 Shallow Flows

Location (online /  on-site)

von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Waterloosesteenweg 72

B- 1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode

Schedule

Monday 3 April 2023

  • 09:00 Welcome
  • 09:15 Lab experiments on shallow flows / tidal exchange flows
    Professor GertJan van Heijst , TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Scaling of shallow flows and the role of secondary flows
    Assistant Professor Matias Duran Matute, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Transport and mixing processes in rivers
    Professor Wim Uijttewaal, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • 15:45 Transport and mixing processes in rivers (Continued)
    Professor Wim Uijttewaal
  • 17:00 Reception and poster session

Tuesday 4 April 2023

  • 09:00 Stability analysis of shallow flows
    Professor Scott Socolofsky, Texas A&M, USA 
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Iteractions between flow, vegetation, and sediment transport
    Prof. Anne Lightbody, University of New Hampshire, USA
  • 12:30 Lunch and poster session
  • 14:00 Iteractions between flow, vegetation, and sediment transport
    Prof. Anne Lightbody, University of New Hampshire, USA
  • 15:15 Coffee break
  • 15:45 Tidal transport
    Dr. Theo Gerkema, NIOZ, The Netherlands

Wednesday 5 April 2023

  • 09:00 Tidal jet vortices and inlet mixing
    Professor Scott Socolofsky, Texas A&M, USA
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Geomorphodynamics of coastal and inland seas 
    Professor Huib de Swart, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Geomorphodynamics of coastal and inland seas (Continued)
    Professor Huib de Swart
  • 15:15 End of Lecture Series

Eligibility Criteria

The citizens of the following countries are eligible to attend the von Karman Institute Lecture Series:

- EU member countries
- NATO member countries
- NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia)
- Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates)
- Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Japan, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay, South-Africa and Vietnam.

VKI reserves the right to request a clearance check with Belgian authorities.

The participants will have to present their ID card (for EU citizens) or passport (for other citizens) the first day of the lecture series.

Fee and Registration

Deadline to register for a participation online: 27 March 2023

Deadline to register for a participation on-site: 20 March 2023

Early bird registration fee (until February 2, 2023 included) : 10% discount

Special price for JMBC (J.M. Burgerscentrum) member: 250 €

Price for citizens of NATO countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 126 140
PhD students  378 420
Staff from recognized universities / research center 756 840
Staff from commercial organizations 907 1008

Price for citizens of other countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 180 200
PhD students  540 600
Staff from recognized universities / research center 1080 1200
Staff from commercial organizations 1296 1440

Information for PhD candidates and undergraduate students: To obtain the reduced price, the applicant must provide a recommendation letter from his or her professor; if not, the request will not be taken into consideration.

Special reduction

Rebates can be given for group subscriptions along the following scheme :

- 5 persons of the same organization -2%
- 10 persons of the same organization -5%
- 20 persons of the same organization -10%

Location : von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Waterloosesteenweg 72, B-1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode