Scaling Particle Cloud Dynamics

From Lab to Field

Ruo-Qian Wang, E. Eric Adams, Adrian Wing-Keung Law, Adrian C. H. Lai

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Abstract

Open-water disposal of sediment is an important component in many coastal engineering projects. Numerous studies have focused on small-scale dynamics and claimed their results can be scaled up by cloud number scaling. However, this scaling method is largely empirical and unexamined. The present paper confirms that the cloud number scaling provides a rational way to extrapolate small-scale lab experiments or numerical simulations to the field operations.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hydraulic Engineering
Volume141
Issue number7
Early online date24 Feb 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015

Keywords

  • Euler-Lagrangian simulations
  • Dredging
  • Sediment clouds
  • Cloud number

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Wang, Ruo-Qian ; Adams, E. Eric ; Law, Adrian Wing-Keung ; Lai, Adrian C. H. / Scaling Particle Cloud Dynamics : From Lab to Field. In: Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 2015 ; Vol. 141, No. 7.
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In: Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 141, No. 7, 07.2015.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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