A Numerical Study for Predicting the Spread of Marine Pollution Using the Finite Elements Method

Authors

  • Nisrine mohamed Tishreen University

Abstract

The phenomenon of pollution in the field of maritime transport is considered one of the most significant topics that drive maritime organizations to set the standards and conditions necessary to reduce its negative effect with the aim of preserving the environment. The predictability of the spread of pollutants in seas allows good control of those. In this study; a numerical model is proposed to solve the differential equations of pollutants diffusion using the finite element method, where the numerical solution of Laplace equation of an irrotational flow is combined with the numerical solution of the diffusion equation, the last one is considered as an unsteady equation, which requires the use of an algorithm to ensure the stability of the numerical solution after taking into account both the boundary and initial conditions. The result of this study allows evaluating the distribution of streamlines within the flow field as well as determining the new coordination of pollutants after a specified period of time, or vice versa, i.e., calculating the time demanded by the pollutant to reach a specific area of ​​the flow.

Published

2024-04-23

How to Cite

1.
محمد ن. A Numerical Study for Predicting the Spread of Marine Pollution Using the Finite Elements Method. Tuj-eng [Internet]. 2024Apr.23 [cited 2024Jul.18];46(1):43-56. Available from: https://journal.tishreen.edu.sy/index.php/engscnc/article/view/16704

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