Numerical analysis of an averaged model of turbulent transport near a roughness layer

Strunin, D. V. and Mohammed, F. J. (2012) Numerical analysis of an averaged model of turbulent transport near a roughness layer. Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) Journal, 53 (S). C142-C154. ISSN 1446-8735


We formulate and numerically analyse the averaged model of dispersion in turbulent canopy flows. The averaging is carried out across the flow, for example over the river depth. To perform the averaging, we use the general approach suggested by Roberts and co-authors in the late 1980s, which is based on centre manifold theory. We derive an evolution partial differential equation for the depth-averaged concentration, involving first-, second- and higher-order derivatives with respect to the downstream coordinate. The coefficients of the equation are expressed in terms of the parameters characterising the turbulent flow. Preliminary numerical results are demonstrated. In particular, it is shown that the advection and diffusion coefficients coincide with their values obtained earlier for the flow over a smooth bottom in the limit of large depths.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Australian Mathematical Society 2012. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2012 07:17
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2014 06:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: centre manifolds; turbulent boundary layer; roughness
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091508 Turbulent Flows
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0101 Pure Mathematics > 010109 Ordinary Differential Equations, Difference Equations and Dynamical Systems
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0102 Applied Mathematics > 010207 Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970101 Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences

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