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A free-surface solar pond model with a sloping edge: model code and data

posted on 23.06.2017, 00:00 by Koen Hilgersom, F. (Francisco) Suárez, M. (Marcel) Zijlema, M.B. (Mark) Hausner, S.W. (Scott) Tyler, N.C. (Nick) van de Giesen
A non-hydrostatic free-surface model was set up to simulate salt and heat transport in a solar pond in order to: 1) investigate the added value of free-surface models for these types of simulations, and 2) assess the importance of heat transport along a sloping side wall. This data set presents the source code, the raw measurement and model data, and several movies comparing the vertical two-dimensional (2DV) model simulations to the measurements. To demonstrate the added value of a free surface approach, this data set includes model results for both free surface and rigid-lid simulations. The presented model code is an extension of the SWASH non-hydrostatic model, which is briefly introduced in this document. A complete discussion of the model results and conclusions are provided in an accompanying article.



TU Delft, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Department of Water Management


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Solar pond in laboratory, University of Nevada, Reno

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