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An Investigation Of The Shoaling Of Large Amplitude Internal Waves Using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE030221

Volume

70

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

954.53 kb

Author(s)

R.P. Hornby & R.J. Small

Abstract

An investigation of the shoaling of large amplitude internal waves using computational fluid dynamics R P ~ o r n b ~ l & R J small2 1 Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), mnfrith, UK. 2 International PaciJic Research Centre, Hawaii. Abstract The transformation of internal waves in shallow water is important for stuhes of energy dissipation and for enhanced mixing of nutrients and pollutants in the ocean. The wave transformations are also important because they affect the propagation of sound in the upper surface layers of the ocean and the flows induced by the waves may affect moored oil platforms and submersibles. In this paper attention is focussed on the behaviour of a typical large amplitude internal wave passing into shallow water. A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code is used to solve the 111, two-dimensional time dependent conservation equations for the fluid. Turbulence is modelled using a two equation turbulence model with account taken of the effects of stratificat

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