Numerical simulation of turbulent flows in trapezoidal meandering compound open channels

Hefang Jing, Chunguang Li, Yakun Guo, Weilin Xu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) numerical study is presented to investigate the turbulent flow in meandering compound open channels with trapezoidal cross-sections. The flow simulation is carried out by solving the 3D Reynolds-averaged continuity and Navier–Stokes equations with Reynolds stress equation model (RSM) for steady-state flow. Finite volume method (FVM) is applied to numerically solve the governing equations of fluid flow. The velocity magnitude, tangential velocity, transverse velocity and Reynolds stresses are calculated for various flow conditions. Good agreement between the simulated and available laboratory measurements was obtained, indicating that the RSM can accurately predict the complicated flow phenomenon. Comparison of the calculated secondary currents of four cases (one being inbank flow and other three being overbank flow) with different water depths reveals that (i) the inbank flow exhibits different flow behaviors from that of the overbank flow does and (ii) the water depth has significant effects on the magnitude and direction of secondary currents. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1071-1083
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
Volume65
Issue number9
Early online date5 Feb 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Fingerprint

Open Channel
Turbulent Flow
Turbulent flow
Numerical Simulation
Computer simulation
Reynolds Stress
Flow simulation
Finite volume method
Flow of fluids
Water
Transverse velocity
Reynolds Equation
Continuity Equation
Flow Simulation
Finite Volume Method
Fluid Flow
Numerical Study
Governing equation
Navier-Stokes Equations
Cross section

Keywords

  • numerical simulation
  • Reynolds stress equation model
  • turbulent flow
  • open channel flow
  • secondary currents
  • meandering compound channel

Cite this

Numerical simulation of turbulent flows in trapezoidal meandering compound open channels. / Jing, Hefang; Li, Chunguang ; Guo, Yakun; Xu, Weilin.

In: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 65, No. 9, 2011, p. 1071-1083.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jing, Hefang ; Li, Chunguang ; Guo, Yakun ; Xu, Weilin. / Numerical simulation of turbulent flows in trapezoidal meandering compound open channels. In: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids. 2011 ; Vol. 65, No. 9. pp. 1071-1083.
@article{e1d22f04b5d941888af5b61a1459276e,
title = "Numerical simulation of turbulent flows in trapezoidal meandering compound open channels",
abstract = "Three-dimensional (3D) numerical study is presented to investigate the turbulent flow in meandering compound open channels with trapezoidal cross-sections. The flow simulation is carried out by solving the 3D Reynolds-averaged continuity and Navier–Stokes equations with Reynolds stress equation model (RSM) for steady-state flow. Finite volume method (FVM) is applied to numerically solve the governing equations of fluid flow. The velocity magnitude, tangential velocity, transverse velocity and Reynolds stresses are calculated for various flow conditions. Good agreement between the simulated and available laboratory measurements was obtained, indicating that the RSM can accurately predict the complicated flow phenomenon. Comparison of the calculated secondary currents of four cases (one being inbank flow and other three being overbank flow) with different water depths reveals that (i) the inbank flow exhibits different flow behaviors from that of the overbank flow does and (ii) the water depth has significant effects on the magnitude and direction of secondary currents. Copyright {\circledC} 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.",
keywords = "numerical simulation, Reynolds stress equation model, turbulent flow, open channel flow, secondary currents, meandering compound channel",
author = "Hefang Jing and Chunguang Li and Yakun Guo and Weilin Xu",
year = "2011",
doi = "10.1002/fld.2229",
language = "English",
volume = "65",
pages = "1071--1083",
journal = "International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids",
issn = "0271-2091",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "9",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Numerical simulation of turbulent flows in trapezoidal meandering compound open channels

AU - Jing, Hefang

AU - Li, Chunguang

AU - Guo, Yakun

AU - Xu, Weilin

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - Three-dimensional (3D) numerical study is presented to investigate the turbulent flow in meandering compound open channels with trapezoidal cross-sections. The flow simulation is carried out by solving the 3D Reynolds-averaged continuity and Navier–Stokes equations with Reynolds stress equation model (RSM) for steady-state flow. Finite volume method (FVM) is applied to numerically solve the governing equations of fluid flow. The velocity magnitude, tangential velocity, transverse velocity and Reynolds stresses are calculated for various flow conditions. Good agreement between the simulated and available laboratory measurements was obtained, indicating that the RSM can accurately predict the complicated flow phenomenon. Comparison of the calculated secondary currents of four cases (one being inbank flow and other three being overbank flow) with different water depths reveals that (i) the inbank flow exhibits different flow behaviors from that of the overbank flow does and (ii) the water depth has significant effects on the magnitude and direction of secondary currents. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

AB - Three-dimensional (3D) numerical study is presented to investigate the turbulent flow in meandering compound open channels with trapezoidal cross-sections. The flow simulation is carried out by solving the 3D Reynolds-averaged continuity and Navier–Stokes equations with Reynolds stress equation model (RSM) for steady-state flow. Finite volume method (FVM) is applied to numerically solve the governing equations of fluid flow. The velocity magnitude, tangential velocity, transverse velocity and Reynolds stresses are calculated for various flow conditions. Good agreement between the simulated and available laboratory measurements was obtained, indicating that the RSM can accurately predict the complicated flow phenomenon. Comparison of the calculated secondary currents of four cases (one being inbank flow and other three being overbank flow) with different water depths reveals that (i) the inbank flow exhibits different flow behaviors from that of the overbank flow does and (ii) the water depth has significant effects on the magnitude and direction of secondary currents. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

KW - numerical simulation

KW - Reynolds stress equation model

KW - turbulent flow

KW - open channel flow

KW - secondary currents

KW - meandering compound channel

U2 - 10.1002/fld.2229

DO - 10.1002/fld.2229

M3 - Article

VL - 65

SP - 1071

EP - 1083

JO - International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids

JF - International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids

SN - 0271-2091

IS - 9

ER -