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R.P. van Denderen MSc (Robert)

PhD Candidate on river morphodynamics

Expertise

Sediment
Transparency
Sorting
Bifurcation

Research

On the dynamics of side channels as rehabilitation measure: linking theory and practice

Side channels are a popular method to restore the ecological value of the river and to lower the water level during floods. However, due to erosion and sedimentation processes in the side channel, regular maintenance is required. An optimal design of a side channel minimizes the cost of the maintenance, but requires a better understanding of the processes in and around the side channel. These processes include the sediment distribution at the bifurcation, the effect of graded sediment on the sediment distribution and the erosion/sedimentation processes in the main channel and side channel. My PhD research is part of a larger research program Rivercare.

Publications

Recent Articles
van Denderen, R. P., Schielen, R. M. J., & Hulscher, S. J. M. H. (2017). Sediment sorting at a side channel system. 79-79. Abstract from NCR days 2017, Wageningen, Netherlands.
van Denderen, R. P., Schielen, R. M. J., Blom, A., Kleinhans, M. G., & Hulscher, S. J. M. H. (2016). Characteristics of side channels in the River Ain, France. In G. Constantinescu, M. Garcia, & D. Hanes (Eds.), Proceedings of the international conference on fluvial hydraulics (River Flow 2016), St. Louis, USA, 11-14 July 2016 (pp. 220-228). Boca Raton: CRC Press - Taylor & Francis group.
van Denderen, R. P., Schielen, R. M. J., & Hulscher, S. J. M. H. (2015). Observed evolution of side channels. 73-76. Abstract from NCR-Days 2015, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21), room W 207
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring  W 207
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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