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Coupled Delft3D-Object Model to Predict Mobility and Burial of Munition on Sandy Floor

Version 1 : Received: 25 June 2021 / Approved: 28 June 2021 / Online: 28 June 2021 (14:24:25 CEST)

How to cite: Chu, P.C.; Pessanha, V.S.; Fan, C. Coupled Delft3D-Object Model to Predict Mobility and Burial of Munition on Sandy Floor. Preprints 2021, 2021060665 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202106.0665.v1). Chu, P.C.; Pessanha, V.S.; Fan, C. Coupled Delft3D-Object Model to Predict Mobility and Burial of Munition on Sandy Floor. Preprints 2021, 2021060665 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202106.0665.v1).

Abstract

Coupled Delft3D-object model has been developed to predict object’s mobility and burial on sandy seafloor. The Delft3D model is used to predict seabed environment such as currents, waves (peak period, significant wave height, wave direction), water level, sediment transport, and seabed change, which are taken as the forcing term to the object model consisting of three components: (a) object‘s physical parameters such as diameter, length, mass, and rolling moment, (b) dynamics of rolling cylinder around its major axis, and (c) empirical sediment scour model with re-exposure parameterization. The model is compared with the observational data collected from a field experiment from 21 April to 23 May 2013 off the coast of Panama City, Florida funded by the Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. The experimental data contain both objects’ mobility using sector scanning and pencil beam sonars and simultaneous environmental time series data of the boundary layer hydrodynamics and sediment transport conditions. Comparison between modeled and observed data clearly show the model capability.

Subject Areas

Delft3D; Object Mobility Model; Munitions Mobility and Burial; Object Shields Parameter; Sediment Shields Parameter; Equilibrium Burial Percentage; Sediment Supporting Point

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