Diffusion Analysis of the High Temperature and Salinity Water by the 3-D Baroclinic Flow Model

3-D 밀도류모델을 이용한 고온${\cdot}$고염수의 확산해석

  • 김종인 (부경대학교 해양과학공동연구소) ;
  • 김현주 (한국기계연구원 선박해양공학연구센터 해양기술연구부)
  • Published : 1999.08.01


The diffusion characteristics of the high temperature and salinity water discharged in Chinhae Bay under BMP(Barge-Mounted Plants) desalination processes were simulated to access environmental impact. The 3-D baroclinic flow model is formulated by integrating the basic equations with respect to each control volume and by transforming them into a finite difference form using the space-staggered grid system. With a 3-D baroclinic flow model, the tide-induced and density-induced current was computed and confirmed by comparing with observed data. From the results of numerical experiment, it is expected that the maximum diffusion lengths of the high temperature and salinity which increase $0.6^{circ}C$ and 0.2 after discharging are 1 km and 3.5km, respectively. It may be expected that the discharge has an effect on surrounding area of discharge, but not an effect on whole area of Chinhae Bay.


Density Currents;Diffusion Analysis;3-D Baroclinic Flow Model;High Temperature and Salinity Water;Barge-Mounted Plants