Multi-Layer Finite Volume Solution of Wind Induced Basin Flow

  • Saeed-Reza Sabbagh-Yazdi
  • Hamed Arabi
  • Nikos E. Mastorakis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 28)


In this paper, a multi-layers numerical model is introduced for modeling shallow water flows. The model numerically solves equations of continuity and motions in order to compute water depth and velocity patterns in each layer. The model can consider the elevation variation of upper layers and bed and wall geometric complexities and resistances. It can also consider the effect of wind on surface layer. The governing equations are discretized using cell vertex finite volume method in triangular unstructured meshes. For stabilizing the explicit solution process, artificial viscosity formulations are adopted for the unstructured meshes in such a way that preserves the accuracy of the numerical results. The accuracy of the results of present multi-layer flow solver is assessed by simulating wind induced flow in a circular basin and by a comparison of the computed results with the results of previous research works.


Unstructured Mesh Artificial Viscosity Shallow Water Equation Triangular Unstructured Mesh Circular Basin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saeed-Reza Sabbagh-Yazdi
    • 1
  • Hamed Arabi
  • Nikos E. Mastorakis
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringAssociate Professor of K.N. Toosi University of Technology19697 TehranIran

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