TURBINS enables us to tackle problems involving the interaction of turbidity currents with complex topographies. It provides us with a numerical tool for quantifying the flow field properties and sedimentation processes, e.g. energy transfer, dissipation, and wall shear stress, which are difficult to obtain even at laboratory scales. By benefiting from massively parallel simulations, we hope to understand the underlying physics and processes related to the formation and deposition of particles due to the occurrence of turbidity currents.
Flow and particle parameters such as Reynolds number, Peclet number, particle settling velocity(ies) can be set here.
Also, number of grid nodes, domain length, output file flags and simulation runtime, etc should be entered.
Transport equation(s): to describe the particle and/or salinity concentration field evolution.
Reynolds number, Peclet number, particle settling velocities.
Hence, grid resolution should be carefully treated to resolve all the flow scales.
In other words, limited by the computational costs, we are restricted to low Reynolds numbers (O(1,000)-O(10,000)).
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