Hydrodynamic model of Daya Bay based on finite element method


The current problems are hot spots in recent years. With the rapid development of modern computer technology, numerical simulation technology has become an important means of scientific research, and the correlation numerical solution of two-dimensional shallow water equation is endless. In this paper, the two-dimensional shallow water equation was discretized by the finite element weighted lumped mass method, and the time is discretized by the forward Euler scheme, then the planar two-dimensional hydrodynamic model was established. The water boundary condition was defined by harmonic analysis method. The two-dimensional hydrodynamic model was applied to Daya Bay area and verified according to the measured meteorological data. Therefore, the hydrodynamic model established in this paper can be used to study the actual water flow in Daya Bay area.

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The authors wish to extend their gratitude to all reviewers and editors for their valuable advice. This research was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China Innovative Research Group Science Fund Project—Basic Theoretical Research on the Safety of Major Hydraulic Engineering (51321065). This work was supported by the State Key Laboratory of Hydraulic Engineering Simulation and Safety of Tianjin University.

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Li, D., Zhen, Z., Zhang, H. et al. Hydrodynamic model of Daya Bay based on finite element method. Environ Earth Sci 79, 278 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-020-09019-x

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  • Hydrodynamic model
  • Finite element method
  • Two-dimensional shallow water equations
  • Daya Bay