Principal Investigator

Dr. Nguyen Quoc Y
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), Vietnam

ASEAN Co-Investigator

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Japanese Co-Investigator

Prof. Dr. John WELLS
Ritsumeikan University

Awarded year

2013

Program

Collaborative Research Program for Alumni (CRA)

Field

Civil Engineering

Abstract

Erosion of river banks is one of the serious problems in Vietnam, particularly in Saigon River. This river supplies water to around 15 millions of people in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces. In this study, we investigated one of the topics related to the bank erosion problem in that river. In particular, we focused on interaction between the water flow and the river bed and bank. Such understanding provides information about how the cross-flow structure affect to the erosion of curved portions of the river. We used both numerical simulations and experiments to conduct the study. Flow velocity was measured and simulated along one of the highest curved part of the River, Thanh Da peninsula. The results show strong correlation between intensity of the cross-flow and erosion position at that portion. Results from our research can be used for further investigation of the bank erosion problem in Saigon River and the others as well.

Project at glance

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