River2DM

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River2D Morphology is a depth-averaged two-dimensional hydrodynamic-morphological and gravel transport model developed at the University of British Columbia by Prof. Robert G. Millar, Dr Jose (Pepe) Vasquez and Dr Stephen Kwan. Based on River2D by Prof Peter Steffler et al. (2002) of the University of Alberta, River2D-Morphology (R2DM) is capable of simulating flow hydraulics, sediment transport for uni-size and mixed size sediment, and morphological changes of a river over time. Changes in bed elevation are calculated by solving Exner’s equation for sediment mass conservation with the mixed size sediment transport function of Wilcock and Crowe (2003). R2DM is capable of exploring the dynamics of grain size distributions, including fractions of sand in sediment deposits and on the bed surface of rivers and streams. Results have been verified with experimental data for aggradation and downstream fining (Paolo, 1992; Seal, 1992; Toro-Escobar, 2000); for degradation (Ashida and Michiue, 1971); and qualitatively with two dimensional flow (Tsujimoto, 1987). Application of R2DM to actual rivers has shown that it can be used as a tool to assist engineers with river restoration projects, the design of hydraulic structures and with fish habitat modeling.

Downloads:

Jose (Pepe) Vasquez’s PhD ThesisTwo Dimensional Finite Element River Morphology Model (detailed technical description of River2DM).

Steve Kwan’s MASc Thesis : A Two Dimensional Hydrodynamic River Morphology and Gravel Transport Model (detailed technical description of mixed sized sediment transport function in River2DM).

Alana Shewan’s (nee Smiarowski) MASc ThesisThe Evaluation of a Two-Dimensional Sediment Transport and Bed Morphology Model Based on the Seymour River (describes use of River2DM on a gravel bedded mountain river).

Joanna Glawdel’s MASc ThesisEstimating the Probability of Egg Loss Due to Scour and Fill Under High Flows [using River2DM].

River2DM User Manual (join the River2D Morphology Group in Linkedin to get the password)

Latest River2DM version  (see comment above)

River2DM Publications:

  1. Glawdel J, Kwan S, Naghibi A, Millar R G, Lence B,  “Using River2D Morphology to Predict Salmon Redd Survival during High Flow Events from Hydroelectric Dam Operations”, World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2011, Palm Springs, May 22, 2011
  2. Kwan S, Vasquez, J A, Millar R G,  “A Fast Method for 3D CFD Modeling of a Long River Reach”, World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2011, Palm Springs, May 22, 2011
  3. Kwan S, Vasquez J A, Millar R G, Steffler P. M., “A Two Dimensional Finite Element Hydrodynamic River Morphology and Gravel Transport Model”, Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Interagency Conference, Las Vegas, June 27 2010
  4. Vasquez, J. A., Millar, R.G., and Steffler, P.M. (2007). Two Dimensional Finite Element River Morphology Model. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 34:752-760.
  5. Vasquez, J. A., Steffler, P.M., and Millar, R.G. (2008). Modeling Bed Changes in Meandering Rivers Using Triangular Finite Elements. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 134(9): 1348-1352.
  6. Vasquez, J. A., Leal, J. G. A. B.  (2006). Two dimensional dam break simulation over movable beds with an unstructured mesh. River Flow 2006
  7. Vasquez, J. A., Steffler, P. M., Millar, R. G., River2D Morphology, Part I: Straight Alluvial Channels, 17th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Edmonton, Alberta 2005.
  8. Vasquez, J. A., Steffler, P. M., Millar, R. G., River2D Morphology, Part II: Curved Alluvial Channels, 17th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Edmonton, Alberta 2005.

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