Abstract

In this study, the local and global sensitivity analyses of the Winterwerp model to the input parameters have been carried out using the Garson algorithm and the PaD2 method by virtue of an artificial neural network. The main results of the sensitivity analyses are that the model is most sensitive to the breakup parameter and that only two parameters (the floc aggregation and breakup parameters) are significant. The result that the model output is less sensitive to the choice of fractal dimension seems to imply that the modification work on the fractal dimension might be unnecessary.

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