Interest Areas

by Mr.Sadok

Sediment Transport in fluvial systems.

  • Development of two-layer model for the saltation zone study
  • Mathematical modeling of sediment transport in rivers: bed load, suspension load and total load.
  • Development of semi-empirical models for estimating sediment transport capacity in rivers
  • Development of a dynamic method to compare existing models for sediment transport capacity of rivers and sediment ration curve computation
  • Study of the role of bed roughness on the bed waves and the interaction between bed and flow hydrodynamics
  • Analytical and numerical modeling of sediment particle saltation phenomenon near the bottom area of a river
  • Development of a new method for estimating sediment transport suspension of rivers with large concentrations.

Mathematical modeling of the diffusion dispersion in open channel flows

    • Mathematical modeling sediment transport of river’s capacity and its impact on water structures management.
    • Generalization of hunter ROUSE distribution for suspended sediment concentrations in case of hyper-concentrated mixtures.
    • Numerical modeling of the characteristics of the reference zone limiting suspended and bed load processes in rivers.
    • Modeling of the impact of turbulence on the suspended mixtures in rivers.
    • Comparison of sediment transport models based on international databases.
    • Reconstruction of diffusion-dispersion coefficients from experimental measurements: case of the Tahaddart thermal power plant.
    • Modeling of the hydrodynamic and diffusion interaction and their applications (thermal flume, turbidity dispersion): one-dimensional, two-dimensional horizontal and Pseudo- three-dimensional approaches.
  • Watershed hydraulic erosion and dam’s silting
    • Semi-empirical modeling of watershed erosion: comparative study and adaptation of USLE, MUSLE and RUSLE models.
    • Characterization of watersheds and sediment transport indicators and sources.
    • Preventive and curative techniques to manage water erosion of watersheds problem.
    • Impact of water erosion on Moroccan’s dam silting.
    • Preventive and curative techniques to manage silting of dams: technical an economic study.
    • Mathematical modeling of deposition and erosion processes in a dam’s reservoir: one- dimensional (LITMO), two-dimensional Horizontal (DEPLAC) and pseudo-three- dimensional (SEDEQ3D) models development and application.
    • Modeling of the dam’s impact on upstream and downstream of a valley.
    • Mathematical modeling of the impact of dredging on the hydro-sedimentary process of a valley (Souss estuary, Bouregreg valley) or a dam (Machra hammadi, Moulay Youssef).
    • Mathematical modeling of density currents in a reservoir lake and estimation of their hydraulic efficiency.
    • Use of remote sensing and GIS tools for the characterization of water erosion in a watersheds.

Hydro informatics

    • Development of didactic tools for the simulation of fluvial phenomena that allow students to better understand problems close to practice.
    • Development of simulation tools for study and manage the river systems processes: dam’s silting, estuaries and rivers morphologies and hydrodynamics…etc..
    • Application of commercial or open source tools to study hydraulic engineering problems (HECRAS, HECHMS, Arc GIS, MODFLOW, WEAP, KNMI)

Other Research

  • Mathematical modeling of dam break floods, valley inundation mapping and civil protection management plans.
  • Impact of climate change on water resources.
  • Coastal sediment transport modeling and beaches erosion protection.
  • Impact of sediment material extractions on the environment for both minor and major river beds.
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