Interface-resolved direct numerical simulations of sediment transport in a turbulent oscillatory boundary layer

@article{Mazzuoli2020InterfaceresolvedDN,
  title={Interface-resolved direct numerical simulations of sediment transport in a turbulent oscillatory boundary layer},
  author={Marco Mazzuoli and Paolo Blondeaux and Giovanna Vittori and Markus Uhlmann and Julian A. Simeonov and Joseph Calantoni},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  year={2020},
  volume={885}
}
The flow within an oscillatory boundary layer, which approximates the flow generated by propagating sea waves of small amplitude close to the bottom, is simulated numerically by integrating the Navier–Stokes and continuity equations. The bottom is made up of spherical particles, free to move, which mimic sediment grains. The approach allows one to fully resolve the flow around the particles and to evaluate the forces and torques that the fluid exerts on their surface. Then, the dynamics of… 
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