Three new publications on reservoir hydrodynamics

Reservoirs are engineering structures widely used in various fields, including urban drainage and hydraulic engineering. Their purpose is either to store water (e.g., for flood control) or to trap sediments (e.g., settling basins).

Predicting the amount of sediments which settle down in these reservoirs is a critical issue for their optimal design, sizing, operation and maintenance.

As highlighted in these three publications, the complexity of the flow fields developing in these reservoirs is absolutely fascinating, as they involve:

  • large scale coherent structures,
  • bi-stable flow fields,
  • hysteresis effects,
  • as well as oscillating and meandering flow patterns.

We would be happy to share all experimental datasets, which are available upon simple request to the corresponding Author.

Peltier, Y., Erpicum, S., Archambeau, P., Pirotton, M., & Dewals, B. (2014). Meandering jets in shallow rectangular reservoirs: POD analysis and identification of coherent structures. Experiments in Fluids, 55, 1-16.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/166593

Peltier, Y., Erpicum, S., Archambeau, P., Pirotton, M., & Dewals, B. (2014, February 05). Experimental investigation of meandering jets in shallow reservoirs. Environmental Fluid Mechanics.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/162789

Camnasio, E., Erpicum, S., Archambeau, P., Pirotton, M., & Dewals, B. (2014). Prediction of mean and turbulent kinetic energy in rectangular shallow reservoirs. Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, 8(4).
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/171259