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A 2D mathematical model for fluvial processes capable of considering the influence of vegetation and non-cohesive bank erosion is established based on a body-fitted coordinate system in this paper. The authors have improved a previously developed simulation model by taking into account the impact of vegetation with a vegetation stress term in the momentum conservation equation. A simple simulation method is adopted in the bank erosion model. Simulation runs were performed for a conceptual alluvial channel, the results of channel plan-form and cross section changes suggest that the 2D model predictions agree acceptable with the classic theories of channel pattern formation considering the effect of vegetation.


Session R14, Modeling Geomorphological Processes



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