Modeling the Effect of Flow Structure Selection on Residence Time in an Artificial Canal System: Case Study

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Title Modeling the Effect of Flow Structure Selection on Residence Time in an Artificial Canal System: Case Study
Author Benfer, N. P.; King, B. A.; Lemckert, Charles James; Zigic, S.
Journal Name Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United States
Publisher American Society of Civil Engineers
Abstract A novel modeling approach was used to investigate the residence times of Oyster Cove, an artificial canal system connected to adjacent water bodies by unidirectional and bidirectional flow structures. A field program was carried out to evaluate and quantify the exchange of water through the system of flow structures and to gain an understanding of the mixing dynamics within the artificial canal. Results from the field program were also used to validate a three-dimensional circulation model and a flushing model used to quantify the existing residence time of the canal system. Finally, the model was used to compare several hypothetical design alternatives, to identify the effect on the canal's residence time, by changing the positions of the flow structures and using different combinations of structures. The comparison showed the significant improvements in residence times that could be achieved.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000029
Volume 136
Issue Number 2
Page from 91
Page to 96
ISSN 0733-950X
Date Accessioned 2011-01-20
Date Available 2011-03-29T06:54:35Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Maritime Engineering
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/37843
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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