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You are here : eLibrary : IAHR World Congress Proceedings : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT : Water engineering : Tilt current meter array: field validation
Tilt current meter array: field validation
Author : MAX RADERMACHER(1), ZANE THACKERAY(2), MATTHIEU DE SCHIPPER(1), LEIGH GORDON(2), CLINTON CHRYSTAL(3), RIO LEUCI(2) & AD RENIERS(1)
ABSTRACT
Measurements of nearshore currents can be performed using a range of existing measurement techniques. Although
every technique has its specific benefits, capturing strong spatial gradients in a flow field with sufficiently high spatial
resolution often proves to be difficult due to high costs or practical difficulties associated with these techniques. In this
study, the use of an array of Tilt Current Meters is explored as a way of measuring these spatial gradients. Observed tilt
angle and direction have a high correlation with flow velocity magnitude and direction measured with acoustic
instruments. Furthermore, the capabilities of a dense spatial grid of Tilt Current Meters are demonstrated in a spatially
variable flow field.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Water engineering
Date Published : 18/08/2015
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