Two-dimensional finite element model for tidal flow in bays

C. Chuping, Z. Xiaoyong, B. A. Schrefler

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Abstract

The development of a finite element model to solve the vertically integrated form of the hydrodynamics equations is described. The Galerkin method is used in the formulation and Lagrangian quadratic isoparametric elements are employed to represent the arbitrary lateral topography of bays. The scheme has the computational advantage that no matrices for the whole system need be formed or solved. Hence, the resulting computer program uses reduced storage space and saves computation time. The model is applied to the tidal circulation problem in a bay where a nuclear power station is being built.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Methods in Surface Hydrology
EditorsG. Gambolati, A. Rinaldo, C.A. Brebbia, W.G. Gray, G.F. Pinder
PublisherPubl by Springer-Verlag Berlin
Pages87-90
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0387527028
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
EventProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources - Venice, Italy
Duration: Jun 11 1990Jun 15 1990

Other

OtherProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources
CityVenice, Italy
Period6/11/906/15/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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