Computation of Flow in Ice-Covered Dune-Bed Channels

by J. Y. Yoon, Univ of Iowa, Iowa City, United States,
V. C. Patel, Univ of Iowa, Iowa City, United States,
R. Ettema, Univ of Iowa, Iowa City, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Mechanics


A numerical method for solution of the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations is developed to study the flow over sand dunes in two-dimensional channels. The method is applied to calculate the flow in an open channel with fixed dune-shaped waves on the bottom and the results compared with experimental data. The effect of an ice cover is then investigated by carrying out similar calculations with covered channels.

Subject Headings: Numerical analysis | Numerical methods | Two-dimensional flow | Fluid flow | Ice | Hydrologic models | Two-dimensional models | Navier-Stokes equations

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