F02. Westerschelde

The Westerschelde estuary is located in the SW of the Netherlands. It is an economically important area because it is the main entrance to the port of Antwerp. Currents are strong in this area, so they are Included in the simulation.

The boundary condition for the outer area is taken from station EUR.

Outer area generates nested boundary condition for regular inner grid, and for curvilinear inner grid.
This test series shows how a curvilinear grid can be nested in a larger regular grid; in the same way it can be nested in a larger curvilinear grid.

The Input files are taken from the ONR test bed (see Ris et al., 2002). The computational resolution is lower here than in the ONR test bed.

The overall geographic situation is shown in plot F02d.jpg (obtained from output file F02d.ps). The curvilinear grid is shown in plot F02c.plt.

Spectra at 8 locations are Compared with measurements in plot F02.plt.

4 cases are considered:

F02a
outer area (regular grid)
F02b
inner area (regular grid)
F02c
inner area (curvilinear grid)
F02d
as F02a, showing how to check Input fields (bottom and current) without making a computation.

References:

Ris, R.C., T.T. Janssen, C. Kuiper, I. Wallast, N. Doorn, A.R. van Dongeren, L.H. Holthuijsen and N. Booij (2001),
The ONR Test Bed for Coastal and Oceanic Wave Models, Delft Hydraulics, Nov. 2001
Ris, R.C., T.T. Janssen, C. Kuiper, I. Wallast, N. Doorn, A.R. van Dongeren, L.H. Holthuijsen and N. Booij (2002),
The ONR Test Bed for Coastal and Oceanic Wave Models, Delft Hydraulics, version 2, Dec. 2002

Acknowledgement

The data for this test were adapted from the ONR Test bed for Coastal and Oceanic Wave Models.

© 2012: Nico Booij