Mathematical modeling of flooding scenarios in industrial and highly anthropized sites

Università degli Studi di Brescia
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The research activity will focus on the simulation of flooding scenarios in industrial sites and highly anthropized areas through mathematical modeling based on 2D Shallow Water Equations, dealing also with the presence of complex topographies, wetting/drying fronts, transcritical flows. The simulations will be performed by means of well documented computational codes. If necessary, specific numerical codes will have to be developed to simulate local scale effects. The study will have to include the prediction of the hydrodynamic thrusts on structures and industrial facilities (e.g. storage tanks containing hazardous substances). Physically based vulnerability models will have to be developed to describe the interactions of the flow field with this kind of structures in view of a quantitative risk assessment.