Gonzalo Duró

Gonzalo Duró
Delft University of Technology | TU · Department of Hydraulic Engineering

MSc.

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Introduction
Gonzalo Duró currently works at the Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Delft University of Technology. Gonzalo does research in Civil Engineering with a focus on river morphodynamics. Other fields such as Ecological Engineering and Geoinformatics (GIS) are also involved in his work. His current project is 'Natural bank erosion processes'.

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Publications (12)
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Vessel‐induced waves affect the morphology and ecology of banks and shorelines around the world. In rivers used as waterways, ship passages contribute to the erosion of unprotected banks, but their short‐ and long‐term impacts remain unclear. This work investigates the effects of navigation on bank erosion along a reach of the regulated Meuse River...
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Distinct bankline patterns appeared after the removal of protection works along a navigable reach of the Meuse River. A series of oblique embayments now dominate the riverine landscape after ten years of bank erosion, but their location and asymmetry cannot be explained yet. This work analyses and integrates field measurements of flow, ship waves,...
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While the scientific community has long recognized that alluvial rivers are the product of interactions between flowing water and bed material transport, it is increasingly evident that vegetation mediates these interactions and influences the stream channel characteristics. In a novel set of mobile bed laboratory experiments with variable discharg...
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We apply structure from motion (SfM) photogrammetry with imagery from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to measure bank erosion processes along a mid-sized river reach. This technique offers a unique set of characteristics compared to previously used methods to monitor banks, such as high resolution and relatively fast deployment in the field. We an...
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Diverse methods are currently available to measure river bank erosion at broad-ranging temporal and spatial scales. Yet, no technique provides low-cost and high-resolution to survey small-scale bank processes along a river reach. We investigate the capabilities of Structure-from-Motion photogrammetry applied with imagery from an Unmanned Aerial Veh...
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In recent years, many riverbanks in Europe had their protections removed to reactivate natural erosion processes and improve riparian habitats. Yet, other river functions may be affected, such as navigation and flood conveyance. The quantification and prediction of erosion rates and volumes is then relevant to manage and control the integrity of al...
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(Accepted Article) Managing river bar formation in alluvial channels remains a challenging issue related to the need to free intakes, improve navigation and optimize river restoration works. This work studies the effects of locally varying the channel width on bar formation to see whether channel widening and narrowing could be feasible bar control...
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Managing river bars can reduce costs and optimize river engineering works to free water intakes, enhance navigation and improve ecosystems. This work explores ways to locally suppress alternate bars by either narrowing a finite river reach or imposing symmetry of flow and bed topography at a given cross-section. This work explores also the possibil...
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During the last years, CFD models have turned into a valuable alternative to physical modeling when applied to hydraulic design and optimization processes. However, observation and critical analysis should be exercised in order to use their results with confidence when dealing with hydraulic design changes. The present work is thus intended to cont...
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RESUMEN:En primera instancia, el trabajo desarrolla el proceso de validación de los resultados obtenidos con un modelo matemático de uso comercial para la representación e identificación de vórtices de distinto origen e intensidad en una dársena de bombeo de geometría simple. Para ésta se cuenta con resultados experimentales en diferentes condicion...

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A deeper understanding of bank erosion processes in rivers, with the ultimate goal of better management approaches for riparian habitats.
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RiverCare (http://www.ncr-web.org/rivercare/about) is a Dutch research program. 21 researchers at 5 universities collaborate with knowledge institutes, consultancies and government organizations. RiverCare aims at better understanding the fundamental processes that drive eco-morphological changes in rivers, predict the intermediate and long-term developments. We use that knowledge to improve river governance, reduce maintenance costs and increase benefits of river interventions. We want to put our knowledge into practice not only in the Netherlands but also abroad.