AbstractThis report presents a three-dimensional numerical model, which calculates by a finite-difference method the vertical profile of horizontal velocities. The unsteady three-dimensional Navier-Stok.es equations with a free surface are governing this flow. We assume a hydrostatic pressure, and simulate the turbulent effects by the Prandtl's mixing-length hypothesis. The model is validated by experiments carried out in a laboratory flume with a prismatic channel inclined 45° over the flow. Then, the model is applied successfully in Gironde estuary and coastal areas in France for the computation of tidal and wind generated currents.
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