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Dam Break Modelling: Recent Advances and Future Challenges
In this work a review of the dam break modelling from the perspective of hydraulic engineering is performed. Specifically, a brief history, the state of the art and future challenges regarding the existing models, the required parameters, the uncertainties related to the modelling and the potential impact of a dam failure is presented.
Dr Vasilis Bellos is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering of Democritus University of Thrace, in the position related with the integrated water resources management, the design, and the environmental management of hydraulic works. His main research interest is in numerical modelling of water related problems, using mechanistic simulators or data-driven approaches. He has more than 10 years of experience in that field. He has participated in more than 10 research programs as a Principal Investigator or as a research team member and he has written more than 20 articles published in international peer reviewed journals, while he has participated in numerous international conferences, related to water science. He has also contributed in various hydraulic studies and technical reports. His expertness is on Hydrology, Hydraulic Engineering, River Hydraulics, Computational Hydraulics, Hydroinformatics and Flood Modelling. He has developed the FLOW-R2D algorithm for flood simulation in two dimensions and he is a user of several commercial hydrodynamic and hydrological software.