Floods are common natural disasters which frequently take their toll in global warming conditions. Thousands of kilometres of sensor-monitored flood protection barriers are built on coastlines across the world. The power of computational science helps levee maintainers to trace early signs of failure and to take steps in minimising possible losses. A perfect levee stability analysis module within an early warning system (EWS) must satisfy two contradicting demands: realism and complexity of mathematical models involved in the analyses via robust and fast work in real-time workflow of the EWS. Natalia Melnikova summarises efforts in building such a model, called ‘virtual dike’, with its validation on the three real-life monitored levees, including levee failure cases.
N. Melnikova, Finite Element Analysis of Levee Stability for Flood Early Warning Systems.
Prof. P.M.A. Sloot
Dr. V.V. Krzhizhanovskaya
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