Water and Environmental Bibliography

The FLOW-3D Bibliography contains an extensive collection of technical publications that contain FLOW-3D results. We have created this resource (thanks to all our users) to help both our customers and those interested in learning more about our software to help guide future developments using CFD software. Many of these papers are available for download while others must be purchased through the publisher’s website. Explore the articles using FLOW-3D results in a variety of industries using the menu above.

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Featured Technical Paper

On the reef scale hydrodynamics at Sodwana Bay, South Africa

Atish Deoraj, Calvin Wells, Justin Pringle, & Derek Stretch (2022), Environmental Fluid Mechanics.

Researchers at University of KwaZulu-Natal gathered field data and used FLOW-3D HYDRO to model reef scale hydrodynamics at Two Mile Reef in Sodwana Bay, contributing a unique approach to the body of research into the flow factors that drive coral reef characteristics and growth.

FLOW-3D HYDRO was made available through the FLOW-3D Academic Program.

To date, there have been no attempts to model detailed reef scale hydrodynamics at Sodwana Bay. The results from such a model can be used to explore how reef scale flows affect coral reef health. In this study, we implement a step-wise approach to develop an LES model that can be used to explore the hydrodynamics at Sodwana Bay. We focus here on the hydrodynamics of the Agulhas currents while excluding the effects of waves and tides at this initial stage. This approach provides a basis for future studies by presenting the first LESs of the flow and mixing at the coral reefs of Sodwana Bay.

Image overlay of strain rate magnitude in and around the area of interest
Strain rate magnitude at the free surface, illustrating Kelvin-Helmoltz (KH) shear instabilities.
Text and image taken from Deoraj, et al. (2022), On the reef scale hydrodynamics at Sodwana Bay, South Africa. Preprint courtesy the authors.

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