MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 147, 2018The Third International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure and Built Environment (SIBE 2017)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Water Resources Engineering and Management|
|Published online||22 January 2018|
3D Numerical Modeling of Flow in Sedimentation Basin
Water Resources Engineering Research, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl. Ganesa No. 10 Bandung, Indonesia
2 PT Sapta Adhi Pratama Consultant Bandung, Indonesia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Normal operation sedimentation basin flushing systems require large volumes of water, typically up ten times of the deposited sediment volume for efficient flushing. A complete sediment removal, can only be realized by combination of mechanical removal with drawdown flushing. This operation reaches much longer operation time resulting in water loss and reducing power and energy production of Mini Hydro Power Plant (MHPP). The objective of this study is to improve the flushing system of sedimentation basin based on a numerical approach. Fluid motion is described with non-linear, transient, second-order differential equations. A numerical solution of these equations involves approximating the various terms with algebraic expressions. The resulting equations are then solved to yield an approximate solution to the original problem. The simulation result shows that the 3D numerical modeling of flow in sedimentation basin gives the reasonable result to predict the suspended load movement in the flow.
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