We report on a numerical study conducted to investigate the near-surface flow beneath clean and contaminated small-scale wind-driven water surfaces. The numerical model is validated in terms of the velocity and surface wave characteristics. A good agreement is observed between the experimental and numerical values. The results from the numerical model show that the mean velocity in the near-surface region is 25–50% higher beneath the contaminated surface as compared to the clear surface. The present trend is also in agreement with the previous experimental observations.
Analysis of Numerical Simulation on Near Surface Beneath Clean and Contaminated Small-Scale Wind-Driven Water Waves
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Hu, X, Dolatabadi, A, & Siddiqul, K. "Analysis of Numerical Simulation on Near Surface Beneath Clean and Contaminated Small-Scale Wind-Driven Water Waves." Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 2007 5th Joint Fluids Engineering Conference. Volume 2: Fora, Parts A and B. San Diego, California, USA. July 30–August 2, 2007. pp. 335-339. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2007-37558
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