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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-11-01 - 2019-06-30

The early warning system based on the former project INDYCO for floods will help to improve the catastrophic management for non-profit organisations. The topic is to develop a demonstrator to optimize catastrophic managment for alpine natural hazards. The holistic system will 1. improve and simplify transfer of knowledge 2. widen the scope of early warning systems and deliver necessary informations for different management levels.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-04-25 - 2020-04-24

Debris flows are an increasing global hazard. However, despite separate advances in the fluid mechanics, granular physics, earth sciences and geotechnical engineering communities a holistic understanding of the mechanics of these complex flows remains elusive. This proposal aims to create a “Rosetta Stone” through physical tests undertaken with common material characteristics, informed by monitored field events, leading to improved numerical models. Results will be shared, interpreted according to the different paradigms adopted within each network discipline, and communicated via an open-access repository in order to better predict runout and impact loads via improved validation and calibration of numerical models.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-05-08 - 2017-12-07

This project aims to develop a concept for flood mitigation for the town of Simbach am Inn. It is based on the results from the event documentation and analysis on the extreme flood events on 1 June 2016 (see Report 180). The relevant designed flood (HQ100) and backwater scenarios at the outlet point into the Inn will be considered in all following work packages. A method to estimate bedload and driftwood potentials for catchments by the LfU (Landesamt für Umwelt Bayern) will be applied and validated. Followed by an analysis of required discharge cross sections, potential flood retention areas and technical opportunities for retention and filtering of bedload and woody debris will be designed. The hydraulic 2D model Hydro AS-2D is used to simulate the proposed river bed and measures concept. This results are used for an evaluation of the landscape planning proposal. According to the idea of a comprehensive risk management the following issues will be taken in account: the case of an overload, possibilities for private flood preparedness and warning systems.

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