Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

The importance of accurately representing submerged vegetation morphology in the numerical prediction of complex river flow

Here is a link to my first paper (https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.3871), a short letter to ESEX detailing a method for incorporating complex plant morphologies into a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model.

The paper introduces the voxelisation procedure (using point clouds collected using Terrestrial Laser Scanning, TLS), the representation of plants as a porous blockage in the CFD model and presents preliminary results for flow structures and drag around a single riparian plant.

Citation:
Boothroyd, RJ. Hardy, RJ. Warburton, J. and Marjoribanks, TI. (2016). The importance of accurately representing submerged vegetation morphology in the numerical prediction of complex river flow. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 41: 567– 576. 10.1002/esp.3871.