Turbulence modeling of solute transport in open-channel flows over submerged vegetation

Hyeongsik Kang, Sung Uk Choi

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Abstract

A model for numerical simulations of solute transport in vegetated open-channel flows is proposed. The Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes model is used for the flow analysis. For the turbulence closure, the Reynolds stress model is used, and the generalized gradient diffusive hypothesis is used to close the Reynolds-averaged advection/diffusion equation. The developed model is applied to an experimental case of solute transport in turbulent open-channel flows over submerged vegetation reported by Ghisalberti and Nepf (2005). The simulated distributions of mean concentration along the streamwise direction are compared with measured data, showing a good agreement. In addition, numerical simulations reveal that the pattern of secondary currents in vegetated open-channel flows is significantly different from that in plain open-channel flows. Using the simulated results, the vertical turbulent Schmidt number for the vegetated open-channel flow is estimated and a value of 0.58 is obtained. This value can be compared to 0.47, which was obtained by Ghisalberti and Nepf (2005) using laboratory data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering - Proceedings of 16th IAHR-APD Congress and 3rd Symposium of IAHR-ISHS
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages674-679
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783540894643
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event16th Congress of Asia and Pacific Division of International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research, APD 2008 and the 3rd IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, ISHS 2008 - Nanjing, China
Duration: 2008 Oct 202008 Oct 23

Publication series

NameAdvances in Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering - Proceedings of 16th IAHR-APD Congress and 3rd Symposium of IAHR-ISHS

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Other16th Congress of Asia and Pacific Division of International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research, APD 2008 and the 3rd IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, ISHS 2008
CountryChina
CityNanjing
Period08/10/2008/10/23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Kang, H., & Choi, S. U. (2009). Turbulence modeling of solute transport in open-channel flows over submerged vegetation. In Advances in Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering - Proceedings of 16th IAHR-APD Congress and 3rd Symposium of IAHR-ISHS (pp. 674-679). (Advances in Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering - Proceedings of 16th IAHR-APD Congress and 3rd Symposium of IAHR-ISHS). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89465-0_118