Solving Turbulent Flows with Finite Elements

by John I. Finnie, Univ of Idaho, Moscow, United States,
Roland W. Jeppson, Univ of Idaho, Moscow, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: A finite element computer code using the q - r turbulence model is applied to turbulent flow under a sluice gate. The addition and slow removal of artificial diffusion enhances convergence.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Turbulent flow | Gates (hydraulic) | Computer models | Turbulence | Mathematical models | Diffusion | Hydraulic models

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