Paraná River Project - Schedule: Numerical Work

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Numerical work

The ‘numerical’ PDRA started on 15 June 2008 (i.e. after the first low flow field season). Numerical modelling will be conducted in three phases:

  • Period 1: months 0-6 - preliminary code development by the CIs
  • Period 2: months 6-21 - the bulk of the CFD modelling undertaken by the PDRA (including model setup, verification and validation), analysis of CFD model output to inform parameterisation of RC modelling, and RC model development (by Nicholas)
  • Period 3: months 21-36 - additional CFD runs using the validated code (by CIs), and the bulk of the RC modelling undertaken by the PDRA (including validation and application to simulate contemporary and long-term channel evolution and sedimentology).