MODEL/FIELD COMPARISON - COASTAL BUOYANT JET

Shuen-Wei Scott Tu, Patrick J. Ryan, Jeffrey P. Leighton

Abstract


Calibration and verification of a 1:75 scale undistorted hydraulic model is described. The model was used to simulate the waste heat distribution in shallow and semi-confined receiving waters. The study was carried out in the laboratory by analyzing the effect of several parameters in comparisons of model and field data. Because of the shallow receiving waters, it was found that the near-field bathymetry, bottom roughness and waves were the critical parameters in achieving a reasonable simulation.

Keywords


jet; buoyant jet; coastal jet; model/field comparison

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