Morphodynamics and sediment transport
Prof. Winterwerp is expert on morphodynamics and sediment transport and Senior Specialist on cohesive sediment transport at Deltares. He is participating in and responsible for basic research and consultancy on sediment transport and morphological development in estuarine and coastal environments. He has executed many hydrodynamic, hydro-thermal and hydro-morphological studies all over the world as project leader and as expert in multi-disciplinary project teams, using the various mathematical models developed by Deltares. Amongst these are sediment transport studies for the ports of Rotterdam, The Netherlands; and Antwerp in the Scheldt estuary, Belgium/Netherlands; of Cochin, India; for Neva Bay, St. Petersburg, Russia; for the Segara Anakan Lagoon, Java, Indonesia; for the Yangtze estuary and the Yellow River, China; for the Humber estuary, UK; for the Loire estuary, France; for the Amazon River and Patos Lagoon, Brazil; and for the Atchafalaya estuary and Passaic River, USA. Furthermore, he has worked on the mud-mangrove coasts of Thailand, Guyana and Suriname.
For many years, a major part of the work of Prof. Winterwerp is dedicated to basic research into the behavior and properties of cohesive sediments and the application of the results to estuarine studies. A part of this research is carried out during his part-time affiliation as associate professor with Delft University of Technology. He is the author / co-author of more than 120 publications in Scientific Journals and Reference Books and contributed to many International Conferences – these publications have been cited many hundred times, and two publications have received international awards. Prof. Winterwerp is editor of two international journals and reviewer for 10 other journals. Prof. Winterwerp supervised 15 PhD-projects and numerous MSc-projects.
|2011 - Present||Delft University of Technology||Professor Sediment Dynamics, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Section of Environmental Fluid Mechanics|
|1999 - 2011||Delft University of Technology||Associate Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Section of Environmental Fluid Mechanics|
|2008 - Present||Deltares||Senior Expert Morphology and Sediment Transport|
|1997 - 2007||Delft Hydraulics||Expert Morphology and Sediment Transport|
|1997 - Present||WL | Delft Hydraulics / Deltares||Product Manager Cohesive Sediment Transport|
|1991 - 1997||WL | Delft Hydraulics||Head Morphology and Sediment Transport Section; Marine, Coastal and Estuarine Management|
|1992 - 1997||Delft University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering||Part time affiliation|
|1987 - 1990||WL | Delft Hydraulics||Project Manager Basic Research in Estuaries, Estuaries and Seas Division|
|1978 - 1987||WL | Delft Hydraulics||Project Engineer, Estuaries and Seas Division|
|1976 - 1978||Fokker Ltd.||Aeronautical Engineering Department|
Indonesia, 2012 - 2013
Hydro-sedimentological study on the stability and rehabilitation of mangrove-mud coasts along Banten Bay, Indonesia.
Belgium, France, Germany, 2011 - 2012
Theoretical study on regime shifts of estuaries, with emphasis on the Scheldt (Belgium), Loire (France) and Ems River (Germany).
South America, 2009
Contribution to Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for Suriname, South America with emphasis to the mangrove-mud coastal system
Hydro-sedimentological & water quality study on Passaic River, USA with emphasis on its remediation
2006 - 2008
Development of a two-layer fluid mud model accounting for wave-induced liquefaction of consolidated mud layers, fluid mud induced wave-damping and wave-induced fluid mud transport
Belgium, 2002 - 2003
Design of a Current Deflecting Wall for a new harbor basin along the Scheldt River in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium
Hydro-sedimentological study into the transport and fate of fine-grained sediments in the southern North Sea
Europe, 1997 - 1999
Basic research on the dynamics of high-concentrated mud suspensions in coastal areas and estuaries in the framework of the European MAST-3 program
Fine sediment transport by tidal asymmetry in the high-concentrated Ems River
J.C. Winterwerp, “Fine sediment transport by tidal asymmetry in the high-concentrated Ems River”, Ocean Dynamics, Vol. 61, Nr. 2-3, pp 203-216, DOI:10.1007/s10236-010-0332-0.
SWAN-mud, an engineering model for mud-induced wave-damping
W.M. Kranenburg, J.C. Winterwerp, G.J. de Boer, J.M. Cornelisse, M. Zijlema, “SWAN-mud, an engineering model for mud-induced wave-damping”, ASCE, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 137, Nr. 9, pp 959-976, doi: 10.1061/1/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000370.
Modelling the seasonal dynamics of SPM with a simple algorithm for the buffering of fines in a sandy seabed
T. Van Kessel, J.C. Winterwerp, B. Van Prooijen, M. Van Ledden, W.Borst, “Modelling the seasonal dynamics of SPM with a simple algorithm for the buffering of fines in a sandy seabed”, Continental Shelf Research, Vol 31, No 10-suppl, S124 –S134, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2010.04.008.
A stochastic formulation for erosion of cohesive sediment
B. C. van Prooijen, J.C. Winterwerp, “A stochastic formulation for erosion of cohesive sediments”, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol 115, C01005, doi:10.1029/2008JC005189.
Sediment-induced buoyancy destruction and drag reduction in estuaries
J.C. Winterwerp, M. Lely and Qing He, Sediment-induced buoyancy destruction and drag reduction in estuaries, Ocean Dynamics, Vol 59, No 5, pp 781-791.
SST observations of upwelling induced by tidal straining in the Rhine ROFI
G.J. de Boer, J.D. Pietrzak, J.C. Winterwerp, “SST observations of upwelling induced by tidal straining in the Rhine ROFI”, Continental Shelf Research, Vol 29, No 1, pp 263-277.
Hindered settling of mud flocs: Theory and validation
P.J.T. Dankers, J.C. Winterwerp, “Hindered settling of mud flocs: Theory and validation”, Continental Shelf Research, Vol 27, pp 1893-1907.
Modeling of wave damping at Guyana mud coast
J.C. Winterwerp, R.F. de Graaff, J. Groeneweg, A. Luyendijk, “Modeling of wave damping at Guyana mud coast”, Coastal Engineering, Vol 54, pp 249-261.
A heuristic formula for turbulence-induced flocculation of cohesive sediment
J.C. Winterwerp, A.J. Manning, C. Martens, T. de Mulder, J. Vanlede, “A heuristic formula for turbulence-induced flocculation of cohesive sediment”, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol 68, pp 195-207.
Secondary currents by weak salinity gradients in estuaries
J.C. Winterwerp, Z.B. Wang, T. van der Kaaij, K. Verelst, A.C. Bijsma, Y. Meersschaut, M. Sas, “Secondary currents by weak salinity gradients in estuaries”, Ocean Dynamics, Vol 56, pp 284-294.
|2011 - Present||Researcher||Research on the non-linear and positive feed-back of channel deepening and fine sediment dynamics in tidal rivers and estuaries, with emphasis to hyper-concentrated conditions.|
|2005 - Present||Researcher||Rehabilitation of eroding mangrove-mud coasts – research on effects and causes, and design of mitigating measures.|
|2000 - Present||Researcher||Research on fine sediment dynamics, with emphasis on flocculation processes and formation and behavior of fluid mud.|
|1998 - 2011||Chair||Chair International Steering Committee INTERCOH – bi-annual conference on the physical processes of cohesive sediment.|
|2000 - Present||Editor||Editor Ocean Dynamic (Springer Verlag).|
|2003 - 2006||Expert Advisor||Expert Advisor Marine Modeling Centre, Martin Ryan Institute, University of Galway, Ireland.|
|2004 - Present||Coordinator and organizer||Coordinator and organizer of bi-annual PhD Summer School on Estuarine Processes in relation to Coastal Zone Management.|