A large eddy simulation turbulence model for coastal seas and shallow water problems

Jie Min Zhan, Yok Sheung Li

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In large scale motions of circulations in coastal seas and shallow-water problems, different characteristics of flow in the horizontal plane and in the vertical direction are expected. A new large eddy simulation model was proposed. There are some differences between the present method and the other LES models. The philosophy of the large eddy simulation and the directional eddy viscosity method were applied in the horizontal plane and in the vertical direction, respectively. Compared with the other LES models in which there is no difference between horizontal viscosity and vertical viscosity, the proposed method is reasonable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hydrodynamics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Coastal sea
  • Directional eddy viscosity method
  • Large Eddy Simulation(LES)
  • Shallow water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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