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Experimental modelling of urban flooding: A review


We review the 45 available studies of urban flooding based on laboratory experiments. We distinguish between the studies focusing on the flow in (i) a single street intersection, (ii) surface-sewer exchanges, (iii) an array of obstacles and (iv) quasi-realistic urban districts. We discuss the main flow processes which are covered in the various studies and detail which flow variables were recorded. This enables identifying flow processes for which comprehensive experimental datasets are available from those which require additional experimental research. We also highlight the typical ranges of scale factors used, which depend mainly on the extent of the studied area (from very local up to the district level). This review aims at helping computational modellers to pinpoint the most suitable dataset for validating their numerical approaches and laboratory modellers to identify gaps in current experimental knowledge of urban flooding.
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hal-02381264 , version 1 (29-11-2019)



Emmanuel Mignot, Xuefang Li, Benjamin J. Dewals. Experimental modelling of urban flooding: A review. Journal of Hydrology, 2019, 568, pp.334-342. ⟨10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.11.001⟩. ⟨hal-02381264⟩
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