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Density current propagation in the presence of regular waves
Author : MUSUMECI R.E.(1), STANCANELLI L.M.(2), FICHERA A.(3) & FOTI E.(4)
of gravity currents in the presence of a wave field is investigated experimentally. The aim is to determine
the influence played by the flow due to the waves on gravity current kinematic parameters, such as gravity current flow
thickness and front velocity. Different reduced gravity values and different wave conditions have been reproduced during
the experimental campaign. Analysis of the observed gravity current shape and of the front velocities allows to enlighten an
important interaction between the dynamics of the gravity current propagation and the superimposed wave field. In particular
the results confirmed what was suggested by Robinson et al. (2013), that the velocity profile is strongly influenced by the
wave-generated orbital velocity and the front velocity is enhanced or decreased depending on the Stokes velocity when
compared with the propagation in the absence of waves.Form Required :
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Chapter : IAHR World Congress Proceedings
Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Water engineering
Date Published : 19/08/2015
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