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Erosion and Deposition of Particles in a Periodic Forced Flow

  • P. Villamil Sapien
  • I. Sánchez Calvo González
  • E. J. López-Sánchez
  • G. Ruíz ChavarríaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

In this paper we present an experimental study of the erosion and accumulation of particles produced by a periodic forced flow in two domains connected by a channel. For this purpose a thin layer of sand is deposited on the bottom of the channel and one of these domains. Then, a periodic flow rate is produced with the aid of a block partially submerged in the fluid and subject to a sinusoidal vertical motion. The evolution of the system was observed for thousands of periods. The aim of this study is to model the particle transport in a tidal induced flow between an estuary and the open sea. The erosion and accumulation zones observed in our study are compared with results obtained in numerical simulations and observational works.

Keywords

Channel Width Liquid Layer Strouhal Number Particle Transport Point Vortex 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

Authors acknowledge DGAPA-UNAM by support under project IN116312, “Vorticidad y ondas no lineales en fluidos”.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Villamil Sapien
    • 1
  • I. Sánchez Calvo González
    • 1
  • E. J. López-Sánchez
    • 1
  • G. Ruíz Chavarría
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Facultad de CienciasUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexicoMexico

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