OCEN 475/689

Special Topics on Mixing and Transport in the Environment (Environmental Fluid Mechanics)

Instructor

Dr. Scott A. Socolofsky,
Associate Professor

Office

CE/TTI 801B
Office Hours

Course Meeting Times

TR 9:35-10:50 in CE 217

Contact

Ph +1-979-845-4517
socolofs@tamu.edu

Calendar

The following table presents a tentative course calendar for Spring 2010. You may also view calendars from Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, and Spring 2009, and Spring 2011.

The sections in the reading assignment column preceded by a C are from the Chin textbook; those preceded by S are from the online book. Reading should be completed before the indicted lecture.

In addition to the weekly class meeting times, three important dates should be noted:

LEC #

   

Topic

   

Reading
Assignment

1/17

   

Introduction, concentration, units of measure, and dimensions

   

C1.1-1.4
S1.1

1/19

   

Fick's law

   

C2.1-2.6
S1.2

1/24

   

Diffusion equation

   

C3.1
S1.2

1/26

   

Integral Solutions: CSTR solutions for marina design [US ACE Design Guidelines; related Journal article]

   

Handout

1/31

 

Differential Analysis: Instantaneous point source solution in 1D

   

C3.2.1
S1.3

2/2

   

Point-source solution, continued

   

C3.2.1
S1.3-1.4

2/7

 

Advective diffusion and solutions in 2D and 3D Domains

   

C3.2.2-3.2.5
S2.1

2/9

   

Initial spatial distributions; fixed concentrations

   

C3.3
S2.2

2/14

 

Other solutions, superposition and image sources

   

C3.3-3.4 S2.3-2.4

2/16

   

Properties of turbulence

   

C4.1
S3.1

2/21

 

Reynolds decomposition and turbulent diffusion

   

C4.2
S3.1

2/23

   

Exam 1: Fick's law, diffusion equation, and basic solutions to the diffusion equation.

   

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2/28

 

Turbulent Diffusion Coefficients [Cowaselon Creek Example]

   

C4.2
S3.2

3/1

   

Taylor Dispersion

   

C4.3-4.4
S3.3-3.4

3/6

 

Calculating Dispersion Coefficients

   

C4.3-4.4
S3.3-3.4

3/8

   

Reaction kinetics

   

S4.1-4.2

3/20

 

Solution to the reacting advective transport equation

   

S4.3

3/22

   

Atmospheric mixing and the Fukushima accident

   

S6.1-6.2

3/27

 

Boundary exchange and boundary fluxes

   

S5.1

3/29

   

Exam 2: Turbulent diffusion, dispersion, and reacting solutions

   

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4/3

 

Air/water interface

   

C4.4.2-4.4.4
S5.2

4/5

   

Application: Chemical partitioning in deepwater accidental oil-well blowouts

   

McGinnis et al. (2006)

4/10

 

Sediment/water interface

   

S5.3

4/12

   

Application: Sediment impacts from the Deepwater Horizon accident

   

Handout

4/17

 

Jets and Plumes

   

C8.1

4/19

   

Application: Outfall design

   

C8.2

4/24

 

Application: Accidental oil-well blowouts

   

Handout

4/26

   

Far-field ocean transport

   

C8.3

5/4

 

Final Exam: Boundary exchange, ocean outfalls, and environmental applications (7:30-9:30 am)

   

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CTS-0348572. Any opinions, finds and conclusions or recommendations in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).