American Journal of Applied Sciences

Numerical Simulation of 2_D Turbidity Currents and Wall Jet

M.H. Shojaeefard, K. Goudarzi and H. Ghasvari Jahromi

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2007.880.886

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 11

Pages 880-886


Dense underflows are continuous currents, which move down the slope due to the fact that, their density are heavier than ambient water. In turbidity currents the density differences arises from suspended solids. Vicinity of the wall make density currents and wall jets similar in some sense but Variation of density cause this flows more complex than wall jets. An improved form of ‘near-wall’ k-ε turbulence model is chosen which preserve all characteristics of both density and wall jet currents and a compression is made between them. Then the outcomes from low Reynolds number k-ε model is compared with v2 - f model which show similarity. Also results show good agreement with experimental data.


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