Journal cover Journal topic
Geoscientific Model Development An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Model description paper
11 Apr 2014
Review status
This discussion paper is a preprint. It has been under review for the journal Geoscientific Model Development (GMD). The revised manuscript was not accepted.
An improved coupling model for water flow, sediment transport and bed evolution (CASFE v.1)
S. He1,2, W. Liu2, X. Li1,2, and C. Ouyang1,2 1Key laboratory of Mountain Hazards and Earth Surface Process, Chinese Academy of Science, Chengdu, China
2Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, China
Abstract. This paper presents a new coupling model to simulate water flow, sediment transport and bed evolution based on the shallow water assumption, depth-average integration as well as the morphological evolution (Chinese Academy of Sciences flow-erosion model, CASFE). The model takes account of the effects of rainfall, entrainment and deposition on the motion of water–sediment mixtures. Limitations and drawbacks of other authors' models are pointed out according to the comparison among these models. The finite volume method has been adopted to solve the one-dimensional dam-break problem considering an erodible bed. Numerical results indicate that the model can adequately describe the complex dynamic problems. Simulation results demonstrate that the entrainment and deposition significantly affects the flow dynamics and morphological evolution.

Citation: He, S., Liu, W., Li, X., and Ouyang, C.: An improved coupling model for water flow, sediment transport and bed evolution (CASFE v.1), Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., 7, 2429-2454,, 2014.
S. He et al.


Total article views: 671 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)

HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
423 211 37 671 37 44

Views and downloads (calculated since 11 Apr 2014)

Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 11 Apr 2014)



Latest update: 19 Aug 2017
Publications Copernicus