WIT Press


Turbulent Simulation Of Open Channel Flow At Low Reynolds Number

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HY940032

Volume

8

Pages

12

Published

1994

Size

842 kb

Author(s)

T.G. Thomas & J.J.R. Williams

Abstract

A numerical technique for simulating turbulent flows in which the free surface is allowed to undergo arbitrarily large deformations and is subject only to a maxi- mum slope limit is applied to turbulent open channel flow at Reynolds number of approximately 3000 based on the surface velocity and depth. The test problem has been extensively studied in the literature and allows detailed comparisons to be made. It is found that the method is in general agreement with published results and can be used for a more extensive examination of turbulent fluid me- chanics at a free surface. 1. Introduction The turbulent motion of a liquid at a free surface is much less understood than the corresponding motions at a solid boundary, but the practical appli- cations are equally important. It is now possible

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