Depth-averaged simulation of flows in asymmetric compound channels with smooth and rough narrow floodplains

Alawadi, WAAK and Tumula, DP ORCID: 2018, 'Depth-averaged simulation of flows in asymmetric compound channels with smooth and rough narrow floodplains' , Australasian Journal of Water Resources, 22 (2) , pp. 137-148.

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Depth-averaged hydrodynamic models are predominantly used in numerical simulations of compound channel flows. One of the most popular methods for the depth-averaged simulation is Shiono and Knight method (SKM). This method accounts for the effects of bed friction, lateral turbulence and secondary flows, via three key parameters f, λ and Γ, respectively. The conventional expressions that are developed to calibrate these parameters are generally based on experiments in compound channels with wide floodplains. In this study, the application of SKM to an asymmetric compound channel with a narrow floodplain is examined in terms of the calibration requirements. Two sets of experiments that have smooth and rough floodplains are conducted and then simulated by SKM. In smooth floodplain cases, the results reveal that SKM model with the conventional calibration expressions of f, λ and Г is reasonably capable of predicting the distributions of depth-averaged velocity and boundary shear stress in the main channel. However, in the floodplain region, the expressions recommended for calibrating Г need to be modified to improve the predicted results in that region. In cases of the rough floodplain, the results indicate that only the values of λ in the main channel need to be changed from its conventional values to improve the predictions.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Australasian Journal of Water Resources
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1324-1583
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Depositing User: Wisam Abd Ali Khalaf Alawadi
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2018 12:16
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 00:07

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