SUNTANS is an advanced hydrodynamic numerical model developed by Stanford University. This model solves the Navier-Stokes equations under incompressibility and Boussinesq approximations, with a large-eddy simulation of the resolved motions. A three-dimensional SUNTANS PF model has been developed at ICIT. The domain of the grid is 40 x 45km2, covering the Pentland Firth and Scapa Flow. The boundary conditions are given by the first eight tidal constituents computed by OTIS, a tidal global model validated using TOPEX/POSEIDON altimetry data. The model has been validated against ADCP data and RMS goes from 0.5m/s at deep layers up to 1m/s at the surface.
Location of Research
Produce a SUNTANS PF model of tidal flow in the Pentland Firth.
Project has been completed.