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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 3)
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Experimental Evaluation of Gravity Wave Effects in a Stably Stratified Open Channel Flow

O.L. Ndubuisi and E.C. Obinabo
Corresponding Author:  Edwin Chukwudi Obinabo 

Key words:  Density stratification, drag resistance, Fourier's transform, gravity wave, mountain model, stratified atmosphere,
Vol. 3 , (3): 193-196
Submitted Accepted Published
2010 August, 17 2010 September, 13 2011 April, 05

This study presents results of an experimental nature pertaining to a two-dimensional train of free internal gravity waves generated in a stably stratified pool of water bounded by the four sides of an open tank and free surface. The drag resistance due to the waves was measured by means of a spring-mass system connected between the moving mountain model and the winding mechanism of the apparatus. The mountain model was of particular importance in this study in that it was shaped in such a way that Fourier's transform could be employed in obtaining solution to the equations of motion. The analysis of the drag coefficient of the body was based strictly on the geometry of the mountain model. Fourier's analysis was employed to obtain the displacement of the fluid particle for each velocity variation.
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O.L. Ndubuisi and E.C. Obinabo, 2011. Experimental Evaluation of Gravity Wave Effects in a Stably Stratified Open Channel Flow.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 3(3): 193-196.
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