River engineering, morphology and fluvial morphodynamics
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Dr. Erik Mosselman is an expert in river engineering and fluvial morphodynamics and hydrodynamics.He worked on the Rhine, the Meuse, the Brahmaputra, the Ganges, Indus tributaries, the Amazon, the Rhône, the Loire and numerous other rivers. He developed and applied his knowledge in projects of bank protection, river training, safety against flooding, navigability improvement and ecological river restoration, as well as in academic research. Key topics in his research are river-bank erosion, bars, meandering, braiding, bifurcations and avulsions. He has a keen interest in nature-based engineering for river restoration and adaptive river training. A distinct area of Erik Mosselman’s expertise regards flood risk management. He participated in teams to review flood disaster events and flood risk management policies. He has been the leader of large research projects on flood risk management (Delft Cluster, FLOODsite). He is regularly invited abroad to present the Dutch approaches to safety against flooding and he has written divulgative publications on this topic for non-expert stakeholders.
As a research co-ordinator, he establishes links and promotes collaboration. From 2005 to 2009, he was responsible for the discipline of fluvial, coastal and estuarine morphology across departments at Delft Hydraulics and Deltares. He chairs the Morphological Triangle for research collaboration between Rijkswaterstaat, Unesco-IHE, Deltares and the universities of Delft, Twente, Utrecht and Wageningen.
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|2008 - Present||Deltares||Specialist / Expert adviser / Deputy department head.|
|2001 - Present||Delft University of Technology||Assistant professor / Researcher / Lecturer.|
|1991 - 2007||WL | Delft Hydraulics||(Senior) Adviser-researcher.|
|1987 - 1991||Delft University of Technology||Research assistant.|
|1985 - 2006||Ministry of Defence||Captain (conscript).|
|1985||Delft University of Technology||Research assistant.|
|1982-1984||Deltadienst of Rijkswaterstaat||Free-lance employee (sea wave research)|
Leader of Work Package 6 “Applications and tools” of REFORM under Seventh Framework Programme of European Union.
Leader of hydraulic and morphological studies in feasibility study for Atrato – San Juan corridor for inland water transport.
The Netherlands, 2007 - 2011
Auditor of morphological studies in Room for the River programme, the Netherlands.
The Netherlands, 2007 - 2009
Leader of Delft Cluster project Safety against Flooding.
Europe, 2004 - 2009
Leader of Theme 5 “Training, dissemination and raising public awareness” of FLOODsite under Sixth Framework Programme of European Union.
Brazil, 2003 - 2004
Project leader for development of hydraulic and sediment transport model as tool for decision making, as subcontractor of Alterra in Pantanal-Taquari Project under Partners for Water programme.
Member of scientific expert advice panel (GAES) on Lower Rhône (Camargue) floods of December 2003, for High Inspection Body of Ministry of Environment.
Bangladesh, 1993 - 2001
Morphological studies and biannual morphological predictions for FAP21 Bank Protection Pilot Project and FAP22 River Training (AFPM) Pilot Project.
The Netherlands, 1994
Selection of measures and morphological evaluation of strategies for flood damage mitigation along the Meuse River (Boertien-2).
The Netherlands, 1992
Evaluation of criteria for river dike strengthening (Boertien-1).
Modelling sediment transport and morphodynamics of gravel-bed rivers
Chapter 9 in Gravel-bed rivers: processes, tools, environments, Eds. M. Church, P. Biron & A.G. Roy, 2012, Chichester, John Wiley & Sons, pp.101-115. Modelling sediment transport and morphodynamics of gravel-bed rivers.
Simple physics-based predictor for the number of river bars and the transition between meandering and braiding
Water Resources Res., AGU, Vol.45, W03424, doi:10.1029/2008WR007242. Simple physics-based predictor for the number of river bars and the transition between meandering and braiding
Numerical simulation of hydrodynamics and bank erosion in a river bend
Water Resources Res., AGU, Vol.44, W09428, doi:10.1029/2008WR007008. Numerical simulation of hydrodynamics and bank erosion in a river bend.
Bifurcation dynamics and avulsion duration in meandering rivers by one-dimensional and three-dimensional models
Water Resources Res., AGU, Vol.44, W08454, doi:10.1029/2007WR005912 Bifurcation dynamics and avulsion duration in meandering rivers by one-dimensional and three-dimensional models.
Les valeurs rares et extrêmes dans la gestion des risques d’inondation aux Pays-Bas
La Houille Blanche, SHF, No.5-2006, pp.66-68, doi: 10.1051/lhb: 2006088 Les valeurs rares et extrêmes dans la gestion des risques d’inondation aux Pays-Bas.
Laboratory tests on flow field around bottom vane
Advances in Fluid Mechanics VI, WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences Vol.52, Eds. M. Rahman & C.A. Brebbia, WIT Press, Southampton, pp.255-264. Laboratory tests on flow field around bottom vane.
Basic equations for sediment transport in CFD for fluvial morphodynamics
Chapter 4 in: Computational Fluid Dynamics; Applications in environmental hydraulics, Eds. P.D. Bates, S.N. Lane & R.I. Ferguson, Wiley, pp.71-89 Basic equations for sediment transport in CFD for fluvial morphodynamics.
A review of techniques available for delimiting the erodible river corridor: A sustainable approach to managing bank erosion
River Research and Applications, Vol.21, pp.773-789 A review of techniques available for delimiting the erodible river corridor: A sustainable approach to managing bank erosion.
Effect of bank stabilization on bend scour in anabranches of braided rivers
Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Part B, Vol.25, Nos.7-8, pp.699-704 Effect of bank stabilization on bend scour in anabranches of braided rivers.
Morphological modelling of rivers with erodible banks
Hydrological Processes, Vol.12, No.8, pp.1357-1370 Morphological modelling of rivers with erodible banks.
|Present||Researcher/Lecturer||Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Hydraulic Engineering Section.|
|Present||Guest lecturer||Unesco IHE Institute for Water Education.|