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Title: User's guide for the sigma stretched version of CH3D-WES : a three-dimensional numerical hydrodynamic, salinity, and temperature model
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Ray Chapman & Associates.
Chapman, Raymond S.
Johnson, Billy H.
Vemulakonda, S. Rao.
Keywords: Boundary-fitted
Numerical models
Mathematical models
Temperature
Curvilinear
Curvilinear coordinates
Hydrodynamics
Salinity
Sigma-stretched
Three-dimensional
Turbulence
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; HL-96-21.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: A time-varying three-dimensional (3-D) numerical hydrodynamic, salinity, and temperature model called CH3D-WES has been developed. The water surface, 3-D velocity field, and 3-D salinity and temperature fields are computed. Major physical processes affecting circulation and vertical mixing of a large water body are modeled. A particular feature of the model is the solution of transformed equations on a boundary-fitted grid in both the horizontal and vertical planes. The horizontal grid is a general nonorthogonal curvilinear grid, whereas the vertical grid is normally referred to as a sigma-stretched grid. This user's guide presents a detailed discussion of the theoretical aspects of the 3-D model (e.g., basic equations, boundary conditions, turbulence closure, etc.). This discussion is followed by a discussion of the organization of the computer code and input data requirements.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/13126
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