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Compositional and particulate gravity currents: a computational investigation

  • V. K. Birman
  • E. Meiburg
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Abstract

We present some high-resolution 2D numerical simulation results for gravity and turbidity currents in the lock exchange configuration. Results are provided for both Boussinesq and non-Boussinesq flows, and for horizontal as well as sloping bottom geometries. Furthermore, recent results for reversing buoyancy currents are discussed.

Keywords

Boussinesq Approximation Gravity Current Computational Investigation Turbidity Current Front Speed 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. K. Birman
    • 1
  • E. Meiburg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of California Santa BarbaraUSA

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