Three-dimensional large eddy simulation of free surface turbulent flow in open channel within submerged vegetation domain

Xiao Hui Su, Chi Wai Li, Bi Hong Chen

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A three-dimensional Large Eddy Simulation (LES) has been performed of hydrodynamic behavior of turbulent flow in open channel that the lower part of the domain is occupied by a drag force layer to represent vegetation. One equation model is used to closing the resolvable scale equations. The turbulent characteristic length is parameterized by a k-l model. A phenomenal model is employed to express the performance of vegetation in the open channel. The result reveals that the present model has the capacity of describing three-dimensional structure of large eddy appearing in turbulent flow in open channel with vegetation region and has the capacity of tracing the development of large eddies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-43
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Hydrodynamics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2003


  • LES
  • Open channel
  • Turbulent flow
  • Vegetation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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