Special Issue "Research on Mathematical Models of Floods"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: Mathematical models of floods, Shallow water equations, Dam break, Hydraulic structures
Interests: Shallow water equations, Navier–Stokes equations, Smoothed particle hydrodynamics, Finite-volume schemes, Fluid–structure interaction, Urban porosity, Dam breach, GPU parallelization
Interests: inverse problems in surface and subsurface hydrology; hydraulic and groundwater modelling; impacts of climate change on meteorological variables and water resources
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In recent years, flood frequencies and flooding damage appear to be increasing, with worsening social and economic impacts. The development and application of mathematical models capable to predict floods are therfore essential for their management.
Models that solve the two-dimensional Shallow Water Equations (2D-SWE) on structured or unstructured grids have become nowadays a common tool, but there are still some challenges that have to be faced to obtain fast and accurate solutions for flood covering vaste areas. Some of them are the following:
- Reduce the computational time even with high-resolution meshes: efforts have been made to increase the performance of models through MPI techniques or GPU parallelization, but there is still room for improvements on this topic;
- Levee breaching modelization: coupling sub-models to simulate levee breaching due to overtopping or even piping in 2D-SWE models can increase the applicability of these models to real-world hazard mapping preparation;
- Flood propagation in urban areas: there is a lot of work in this direction, for example in the analysis of urban areas through the porosity approach;
- Applications to inverse problems: 2D-SWE start to be applied to solve inverse problems in surface hydrology, and this requires fast and stable models;
- Simulation of structures: structures which interfere with floods (bridges, culverts, etc.) are often modeled as pure 1D internal b.c., despite their 2D (or even 3D) behavoiur;
- Coupling hydrologic and hydraulic models to produce accurate and fast real-time forecasts of flood propagation;
- Sediment transport models related to flood propagation;
- Damage models to quantitatively assess the damages generated by floods in urban and agricultural areas;
- Flood risk modification generated by climate change.
Researchers working on these topics or on other topics dealing with 2D-SWE models are invited to contribute to this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Paolo Mignosa
Dr. Renato Vacondio
Dr. Marco D’Oria
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- Shallow Water Equations
- Urban floods
- Dam break
- Levee breaching
- Inverse problems in surface hydrology
- Hazard maps
- GPU acceleration