A non-hydrostatic free-surface model was set up to simulate salt and heat transport in a solar pond in order to: 1) investigate the added value of free-surface models for these types of simulations, and 2) assess the importance of heat transport along a sloping side wall. This data set presents the source code, the raw measurement and model data, and several movies comparing the vertical two-dimensional (2DV) model simulations to the measurements. To demonstrate the added value of a free surface approach, this data set includes model results for both free surface and rigid-lid simulations. The presented model code is an extension of the SWASH non-hydrostatic model, which is briey introduced in this document. A complete discussion of the model results and conclusions are provided in an accompanying article.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDelft
PublisherDelft University of Technology
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2017

    Research areas

  • Distributed temperature sensing, double-diffusion, double-diffusive convection, Energy storage, free-surface model, heat storage, heat transport, non-hydrostatic model, salt transport, solar energy, solar pond, SWASH (Simulating WAves till SHore), thermohaline stratification

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