The measurement of characteristics of a three dimensional density current. April 1966. Fietz, T. R. en_US 2021-11-25T12:43:39Z 2021-11-25T12:43:39Z 1966 en_US
dc.description.abstract A three dimensional non-suspension type density current modelled by releasing denser saltwater from the top of sloping plane boundary immersed in lighter freshwater. Flow examined at different slopes. At times Richardson number sufficiently predicts flow behaviour. Velocity profiles are self preserving in outer region of flow while density profile self preserving. Inner regions differ. Variation in characteristic velocity, density, width and height scales at a cross section with distance from orifice were examined. Disparity between measured and predicted relations may be due to turbulence damping effect of steep density gradient occurring in inner region of flow adjacent to the boundary plane. Entrainment constant was found to decrease and Local Richardson number to increase in the direction of flow. This contrasts with the two dimensional case. en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher University of New South Wales - Water Research Laboratory en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.source WRL Digitisation
dc.subject.other flow en_US
dc.subject.other density currents en_US
dc.subject.other hydraulic models en_US
dc.subject.other hydraulic similitude en_US
dc.title The measurement of characteristics of a three dimensional density current. April 1966. en_US
dc.type Report en
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unsw.relation.faculty Engineering
unsw.relation.ispartofreportnumber UNSW Water Research Laboratory Report No. 85 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Fietz, T. R., Water Research Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW en_US School of Civil and Environmental Engineering *
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