This paper illustrates a novel two-dimensional moving boundary problem describing the evolution of a sediment fan in a closed depositional basin. This problem is analogous to a point source melting problem with zero latent heat and a space dependent melting temperature. A simple time explicit numerical solution scheme is developed. The performance of the solution is checked against measurements taken from a sediment fan build in a laboratory scale experiment. Results indicate that the proposed model has promise but further work is required to characterize the nature of the sediment diffusion.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Computational and Experimental Methods|
|State||Published - Sep 27 2004|
|Event||Seventh International Conference on Computational Modelling of Free and Moving Boundary Problems, Moving Boundaries VII - Santa Fe, NM, United States|
Duration: Nov 4 2003 → Nov 6 2003