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author = {Espath, L and Francisco, E and Moser, C and Laizet, S and Silvestrini, J},
pages = {110--114},
title = {Particle-laden gravity currents in non-axisymmetric lock-exchange configurations},
year = {2016}

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AB - � 2016, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE. All rights reserved. High-fidelity simulations of particle-laden gravity currents in non-axisymmetric lock-exchange configurations are presented and compared with more conventional channelized and axysymmetric lock-exchange configurations. We limit our investigations to gravity currents over a flat bed in which density differences are small enough for the Boussinesq approximation to be valid. The concentration of particles is described in an Eulerian fashion by using a transport equation combined with the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. Our non-axisymmetric results highlight similarities and differences with axisymmetric and channelized lock-exchange configurations and show that the dynamics of the current and final deposition maps are significantly influenced by the geometry of the initial reservoir.
AU - Espath,L
AU - Francisco,E
AU - Moser,C
AU - Laizet,S
AU - Silvestrini,J
EP - 114
PY - 2016///
SP - 110
TI - Particle-laden gravity currents in non-axisymmetric lock-exchange configurations
ER -