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EPSRC Reference: GR/L68513/01
Title: THE INTERFACIAL PROCESSES ON AN ENTRAPPED SALINE WEDGE
Principal Investigator: Hamill, Dr G
Other Investigators:
MacKinnon, Dr PA Robinson, Dr DJ
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Department: Sch Planning Architecture and Civil Eng
Organisation: Queen's University of Belfast
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 November 1997 Ends: 31 October 2000 Value (£): 132,987
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Coastal & Waterway Engineering
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Problems of water quality in estuaries can occur due to the impoundment of saline water behind a weir or barrage. The entrainment of such an entrapped saline wedge will be monitored in the laboratory in a dedicated flume 17m x 0.75m x 0.75m. The temporal development of the layer, and its removal, will be measured using an LDA system, with a series of Salinity Meters. It is intended that this will allow a further understanding of the entrainment process and provide a means by which this can be estimated.A CFD model of the entrapped wedge will be set up. Model calibration will be achieved using data held by the research team.
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