BOUNDARY CONDITIONS IN FINITE ELEMENT MODELING OF STRATIFIED COASTAL CIRCULATION

George C. Christodoulou, George D. Economou

Abstract


The effect of boundary conditions on numerical computations of stratified flow in coastal waters is examined. Clamped, free radiation and sponge layer conditions are implemented in a two-layer finite element model and the results of simple tests in a two-layer stratified basin are presented.

Keywords


boundary condition; finite element modeling; stratified coastal water; coastal circulation

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