Numerical Model

A numerical model has been developed allowing and supporting a comparative analysis with experimental results. Once properly validated, the numerical model should be very useful to predict the trapping rates of different slit-dam solutions for several debris flow conditions, which were not tested in flume run tests.

 Methods considered on the development of the numerical model:

  • Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) 
  • Discrete element methods (DEM) 

 Note: Numerical model is still under development.