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Commission Européenne (CORDIS) 2020

HyPer SMM Hybrid Performance Assessment of Sand Mitigation Measures

Sand Performance

CORDIS (Service Communautaire d’Information sur la Recherche et le Développement) Commission Européenne

Titre : HyPer SMM Hybrid Performance Assessment of Sand Mitigation Measures

Région : Desert environments and sandy coastal regions

Code du projet : ID : 885985

Durée : Start date 1 July 2020 — End date 30 June 2022

Descriptif
Civil structures and infrastructures in desert environments and sandy coastal regions are sensitive to windblown sand. Even if the problem was first tackled in the fifties, it has emerged as a key scientific, technical and economic issue in the last decade. Indeed, windblown sand effects can lead to several incremental costs in infrastructure management, and also disastrous events.

The demand for the design of Sand Mitigation Measures (SMM) has grown in the last decade and it is expected to further increase in the next years. However, the rigorous performance assessment of SMMs is still missing in the scientific literature and technical practice. On the one hand, the multiphysics and multiscale nature of the involved phenomena make analytical approaches inapplicable. On the other hand, current experimental physical and computational approaches do not fulfill alone modelling requirements and practical needs of infrastructure designers.

The HyPer SMM project aims at finding a way forward by developing an innovative hybrid approach, as a brand-new design-and-assessment methodology in the field. It combines innovative Wind-Sand Computational Simulations (WSCS) and highly reliable Wind-Sand Tunnel Test (WSTT).

The main scientific and training objectives of the project include : - the development of highly reliable WSTT to assess SMM performance ;- the extension of WSTT-based SMM performance from scale to full-scale conditions by means of WSCS ;- the drafting of best practices/guidelines to SMM performance assessment ;- enrich Experience Researcher’s (ER) scientific competences on the specific topic ;- enforce ER’s management skills and professional independence.

In order to guarantee the multidisciplinary and intersectoral objectives, the layout of the project envisages the ER hosting at a research center in fluid dynamics (Von Karman Institute, BE) and the ER secondment at a consulting company in computational simulations (Optiflow, FR).

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : INSTITUT VON KARMAN DE DYNAMIQUE DES FLUIDES Belgique

Budget
Coût total : € 166 320
Contribution UE : € 166 320

CORDIS

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