Compositional and particulate gravity currents: a computational investigation

  • V. K. Birman
  • E. Meiburg
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Part of the ERCOFTAC Series book series (ERCO, volume 11)


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.


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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