MODELLI AD AUTOMAZIONE CELLULARE: UN’APPLICAZIONE AL CASO DELL’OCCLUSIONE D’ALVEO DE “LE MOTTACCE” (AR) — IJEGE
 
 
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CELLULAR AUTOMATA MODEL: AN APPLICATION TO LANDSLIDE DAM OF “LE MOTTACCE” (TUSCANY, CENTRAL ITALY)



Abstract:
This study analyzes the phenomenon of landslide dams by means of a quantitative approach, that consists in the implementation of a specific cellular automata model: CAESAR (COULTHARD et alii, 2002) a 2D model developed to simulate the morphological trend of a river within its hydrographic basin, including the calculation of the flow depth and a more detailed representation of sediment transport using multiple grain sizes. A code modifi cation of CAESAR (DE ROSA, 2008) has been introduced to simulate a large amount of sediments coming into the river from the slopes (i.e. landslide dams). In this paper we present the first application of the modified CAESAR on a real case: the landslide occurred on 27th November 1987 in “Le Mottacce” (Upper Basin of Arno River). The landslide, which had a front of about 100 m, cut off both the Arezzo-Stia railways and the close provincial road and occluded the river-bed for 2/3 of its width. The comparison between the real landslide and the performed simulation demonstrates that the CAESAR modified model can correctly simulate the real case: the landslide, simulated by the model, produces the partial blockage (about 2/3) of the river bed, and the landslide body moves in the same way that occurred in reality.

Authors:
Corrado CENCETTI - Università degli Studi di Perugia - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale - Via G. Duranti. 93 - 06125 Perugia, Italy
Pierluigi DE ROSA - Università degli Studi di Perugia - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale - Via G. Duranti. 93 - 06125 Perugia, Italy
Andrea FREDDUZZI - Università degli Studi di Perugia - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale - Via G. Duranti. 93 - 06125 Perugia, Italy
Keywords
landslide dams, cellular automata models, CAESAR
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