Xu, C.Y.; Chen, Y.P., and Yu, L.L., 2018. Numerical Studying on The Sedimentary Processes at A Mudflat Near Yangtze River. In: Shim, J.-S.; Chun, I., and Lim, H.S. (eds.), Proceedings from the International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2018 (Busan, Republic of Korea). Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 85, pp. 1201–1205. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
A two-phase model for studying the sedimentation processes is presented. The simple flocculation model is incorporated in the two-phase model to take account the flocculation effects on the settling velocity and thus the distribution of suspended sediment concentration. The model is applied to study the sedimentation processes at a mudflat and the suspended sediment concentration is presented and compared with measured data. The results show that it is important to include the flocculation effects in predicting the vertical profile of sediment concentration.