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Title: Computational methods for tidal flow problems
Author: Prandle, David
ISNI:       0000 0004 2709 8490
Awarding Body: The University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1969
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The Thesis examines some of the aspects of river and estuarial engineering. The derivation of the equation of motion for shallow water waves is discussed and the physical significance of the terms in the equation examined. A review of methods for investigating the problems of estuarial engineering is presented with particular emphasis on the mathematical methods of solution. Two laboratory models were constructed for investigating some of the problems of open channel flow. The results of velocity and depth from the first model were compared with computed values from numerical solutions based on (a) the method of characteristics (b) the explicit finite difference method considering momentum in one dimension only and (a) the explicit finite difference method considering momentum in two horizontal dimensions. method (b) was used to provide comparable results of depth and velocity for the second model. This model included the phenomenon of saline mixing which was investigated theoretically by an explicit finite difference solution to the one dimensional equation of saline diffusion. method (b) was also used to investigate the tidal region of the River Hooghly.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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