WIT Press

Computation Of Flow And Mass Transport In Channels With Composite Cross Section

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP930171

Volume

2

Pages

8

Published

1993

Size

565 kb

Author(s)

P.C. Yannopoulos & A.C. Demetracopoulos

Abstract

Computation of flow and mass transport in channels with composite cross section P.C. Yannopoulos, A.C. Demetracopoulos Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras, 261 10 Patras, Greece ABSTRACT Depth-averaged flow and mass transport in a channel with a composite cross section, consisting of two rectangular portions with different depths, is studied. The problem is solved sequentially, with the results of the flow problem providing the necessary input in the mass transport equation. The solution is obtained via a code which is based on the SIMPLER algorithm. Velocity profiles are com- pared with available experimental values, while concentration distributions are compared qualitatively with the results of a similar experiment. The agreement is satisfactory, giving promise that the method can be extended to channels of arbitrary cross section. INTRODUCTION Transport and mixing of pollutants in streams is of great importance in environmental impact studies. Pollutant

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