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Simultaneous LIF and PIV Measurements of a Laboratory Modeled Coastal Plume


Liao, Q and Zarruk Serrano, GA and Cowen, EA, Simultaneous LIF and PIV Measurements of a Laboratory Modeled Coastal Plume, Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Water Resource Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management 2000, 30 July - 2 August 2000, United States, pp. 1-9. ISBN 978-0-7844-0517-8 (2000) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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A new open-channel experimental facility has been built specifically for the study of coastal plumes. The research perspective is to investigate the physics from the point of view of the identification of contaminant source location. We present the preliminary results of a plume generated by a bottom-mounted source in the presence of lateral meanders. The measurements are made using a single camera simultaneous particle image velocimetry (PIV) laser induced fluorescence (LIF) technique. The plume was released into a developing boundary layer, which it rapidly mixed across in the vertical; hence the majority of the plume growth was in the lateral direction. The lateral growth rate of the characteristic plume width was determined to be linearly proportional to the downstream distance, x. This somewhat surprising result is discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:LIF PIV coastal plume
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Zarruk Serrano, GA (Dr Gustavo Zarruk Serrano)
ID Code:88344
Year Published:2000
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2014-01-29
Last Modified:2014-08-12

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