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Computing depth-averaged flows using boundary-fitted coordinates and staggered grids

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4 Author(s)
Hong, Yiping ; Department of Hydraulic and Hydropower Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China ; Chen, Yongcan ; Zhou, Xueyi ; Yu, Changzhao

A depth-averaged nonlinear k-£ model for turbulent flows in complex geometries has been developed in a boundary-fitted coordinate system. The SIMPLEC procedure is used to develop an economical discrete method for staggered grids to analyze flows in a 90° bend. This paper describes how to change a program in rectangular coordinate into a boundary-fitted coordinate. The results compare well with experimental data for flow in a meandering channel showing the efficiency of the model and the discrete method.

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Tsinghua Science and Technology  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 2 )