5th IASME/WSEAS International Conference on Water Resources, Hydraulics and Hydrology/4th IASME/WSEAS International Conference on Geology and Seismology, Cambridge, Kanada, 23 - 25 Şubat 2010, ss.78-79
Marinas located along the coastline of an enclosed sea are subjected to water quality problems due to insufficient water exchange resulting from the weakness of the tidal motion. For such marinas forced flushing measures may need to be designed. In this paper, a forced flushing scheme for enhancing flushing rates of marinas in enclosed seas is discussed. As the forced flushing scheme inflow caused by a wave pump in the form of a surface current with a high momentum is investigated. Experiments on the induced circulation patterns by the use of a wave pump were performed in the laboratory and forced circulations were simulated by the developed three dimensional hydrodynamic and transport model, HYDROTAM-3. Turbulence has been simulated by a two equation k-omega turbulence model. Model predictions provided encouraging results. HYDROTAM-3 reproduces the velocity field that is in good agreement in the intensity and spatial scale with the current measurement.