Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Title

18th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems


Association for Computing Machinery

Publication Date


Publisher location

San Jose, CA, USA

Abstract/ Summary

Levee overtopping can lead to failure and cause catastrophic damage, as was the case during Hurricane Katrina. We present a computer simulation of erosion to study the development of the rills and gullies that form along an earthen embankment during overtopping. We have coupled 3D Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics with an erodibility model to produce our simulation. Through comparison between simulations and between simulation and analogous laboratory experiments, we provide quantitative and qualitative results, evaluating the accuracy of our simulation.

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