Date of Degree

2009

Document Type

Master's thesis

Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Marcela Politano

Second Advisor

Larry J. Weber

Abstract

The distribution of aquatic organism like fish eggs and snails over a river reach are crucial for research, fishing and animal protection purpose. The lack of knowledge about particle behavior close to the river bed remains a significant difficult to predict the deposit position of these particles. In this study, different boundary conditions based on bed shear stress are investigated. The 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code Fluent is used for simulating the flow field.

Pages

ix, 97

Bibliography

95-97

Copyright

Copyright 2009 Yushi Wang