Numerical study of currents generated in a lake, and verification by experiment

Shinya Sumida, Ying Liu, Yu Li, Kazahiro Yamamoto, Majda Ceric, Masaji Watanabe


A finite element method was applied to equations of fluid dynamics to simulate currents generated in a lake. Numerical results were introduced into analysis of the motion of the float equipped with a GPS unit, and a numerical result was compared with an experimental result. Numerical results concerning currents can be used in analysis of sediment transport in a lake. They can also be used in study of water quality of a lake.

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