This field of research is concerned with the study of the flow dynamics using numerical solutions of the non linear equations that describe the physical processes. The computer becomes the essential tool to perform those calculations. The water movement is assumed governed by fundamental principia that can be expressed in mathematical terms and often adopt the form of partial differential equations. The main focus is in the ability to solve those equations and be able to obtain complete descriptions of the flow field in space and time with the help of computers.
Brief description by means of keywords of the main research topics.
- Numerical techniques for the 1D and 2D shallow water equation
- High resolution schemes and grid adaptation.
- Numerical simulation of advection-diffusion transport:
- Passive solute transport coupled to 1D steady and unsteady flow.
- Passive solute transport coupled to 2D steady and unsteady flow.
- Reactive solute transport of several solutes coupled to 2D steady and unsteady flow.
- Numerical simulation of erodible bed flows:
- Bed load transport models
- Waves generated by bed slides
- Suspended load transport models
- Debris flow models.
- Application of simulation models to irrigation flow:
- Inundation systems. Furrow irrigation and fertigation.
- Regulation and authomatic control in irrigation canals.
- Application of simulation models to river flow
- Application of simulation models to environmental flows
- Application of simulation models to Hydrology