Fuzzy rules are used to model solute dispersion in a river dead zone, such that the turbulent diffusion is determined by a fuzzy inference system which relates the local mean velocity shear to the longitudinal velocity fluctuations. A finite-volume hybrid scheme is applied to a non-orthogonal grid for which a mean velocity field is produced using the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) package Telemac 2D. At each cell face fuzzy rules predict a fuzzy number, and these numbers reflect the possible magnitudes of turbulent velocity fluctuations. These are input to the finite-volume model using a single-value simulation method. Multiple model runs produce a fuzzy number for the solute concentration in each cell. The results of the fuzzy model are then compared with data collected in a field experiment with rhodamine dye in the River Severn.
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Research Article| January 01 2002
Fuzzy rule-based model for contaminant transport in a natural river channel
Helen Kettle ;
Barry Hankin ;
Journal of Hydroinformatics (2002) 4 (1): 53–62.
Helen Kettle, Barry Hankin, Keith Beven; Fuzzy rule-based model for contaminant transport in a natural river channel. Journal of Hydroinformatics 1 January 2002; 4 (1): 53–62. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/hydro.2002.0005
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