publication . Doctoral thesis . 1981

Steady flow in shallow channel bends

De Vriend, H.J.;
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  • Published: 17 Jun 1981
  • Country: Netherlands
Making use of a mathematical model solving the complete NavierStokes equations for steady flow in coiled rectangular pipes, fully-developed laminar flow in shallow curved channels is analysed physically and mathematically. Transverse convection of momentum by the secondary flow is shown to cause important deformations of the main velocity distribution. The model is also used to investigate simplified computation methods for shallow channels. The usual 'shallow water approximation' is shown to fail here, but a method starting from similarity hypotheses for the main and the secondary flow works well. On the basis of this method, a simplified mathematical model of ...
arXiv: Physics::Fluid Dynamics
free text keywords: River bend, river flow, river morphology
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