The non-Boussinesq lock-exchange problem . Part 1 . Theory and experiments

  title={The non-Boussinesq lock-exchange problem . Part 1 . Theory and experiments},
  author={Ryan Joseph Lowe and James W. Rottman and P Inden},
The results of an experimental study of the non-Boussinesq lock-exchange problem are described. The experiments were performed in a rectangular channel using water and either a sodium iodide solution or a sodium chloride solution as the two fluids. These combinations of fluids have density ratios (light over heavy density) in the range 0.61 to 1. A two-layer hydraulic theory is developed to model the experiments. The theory assumes that a light gravity current propagates in one direction along… CONTINUE READING
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