Nonhydrostatic three-dimensional method for hydraulic flow simulation. II: Validation and application
Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
A three-dimensional computational method, without the use of hydrostatic assumption, is developed to solve fluid flows for hydraulic applications. Numerical algorithms and verification of the nonhydrostatic model are described in our companion paper. The model employs unstructured grid technology with arbitrarily shaped cells, offering the potential to unify many grid topologies into a single formulation. Herein, the model is applied to two practical steady hydraulic flows to provide further validation of the model and demonstrate its use in practical flows. The flows in a hydroturbine draft tube and in the forebay of Rocky Reach Dam for the fish passage facility design are simulated. Comparison with experimental data in the former and physical and field measurements in the latte establish the scope of the model.
Sustainability, Computational fluid dynamics, Algorithms, Computational methods, Computer simulation, Hydraulic fluids, Hydraulic turbines, Numerical methods
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 129:3 (2003) pp.206-214.