Experimental modelling is an important tool for study of hydrodynamic phenomena. The applicability of experiments can be expanded by the use of numerical models and experiments are important for documentation of the validity of numerical tools. In other cases numerical tools can be applied for improvement of the reliability of physical model results. This paper demonstrates by examples that numerical modelling benefits in various ways from experimental studies (in large and small laboratory facilities). The examples range from very general hydrodynamic descriptions of wave phenomena to specific hydrodynamic interaction with structures. The examples also show that numerical model development benefits from international co-operation and sharing of high quality results.
|Title of host publication||International Conference Towards a Balanced Methodology in European Hydraulic Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Event||International Conference Towards a Balanced Methodology in European Hydraulic Research - Budapest|
Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …
|Conference||International Conference Towards a Balanced Methodology in European Hydraulic Research|
|Period||01/01/2003 → …|
Kirkegaard, J., Hansen, E. A., Fuchs, J., Schäffer, H. A., Bingham, H. B., & Christensen, E. D. (2003). Large scale experiments as a tool for numerical model development. In International Conference Towards a Balanced Methodology in European Hydraulic Research