Two-dimensional model simulation of flow field around bridge piers

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Abstract

Two-dimensional (2D) depth-averaged hydrodynamic model was applied to simulate flow field around a circular pier in clear water. A correction factor was included in the friction term to take account the effect of streamline curvature due to flow separation and vortex shedding. In this study, 2D model simulate not only the vortex shedding in the turbulence wake but also bed shear stress distribution. The simulated bed shear stress contours were close to experimental measurements and three-dimensional (3D) modeling results. Since 2D model is much simpler and requires significantly less computational time than three-dimensional model, these results demonstrated that an improved 2D model is a capable tool of simulating bed shear stress distribution around bridge piers. Research in enhancing and applying 2D model to simulating the initiation and development of local scour is still a challenging topic for hydraulic engineers. Copyright ASCE 2005.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Water Congress 2005: Impacts of Global Climate Change - Proceedings of the 2005 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress
Pages449
Number of pages1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: May 15 2005May 19 2005

Other

Other2005 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage, AK
Period5/15/055/19/05

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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Duan, G. (2005). Two-dimensional model simulation of flow field around bridge piers. In World Water Congress 2005: Impacts of Global Climate Change - Proceedings of the 2005 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress (pp. 449) https://doi.org/10.1061/40792(173)449