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Published: Građevinar 64 (2012) 2
Paper type: Original scientific paper
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Numerical model of stratified flow – case study of the Neretva riverbed salination (2004)

Mijo Vranješ, Igor Ljubenkov

Abstract

Two natural directions of saline sea water intrusion have been registered in the lower reaches of the Neretva River: the first direction of intrusion is through the Neretva riverbed, and the second one through deeper underground layers. The numerical model of stratified flow is described, and its application in the analysis of the Neretva River salination via the first direction of intrusion is presented. The model is calibrated based on measurements conducted in 2004. It was established that saline water appears in Metković at fresh water flow rates of less than 180 m3/s, while saline water is fully blocked out from the riverbed when water flow exceeds 500 m3/s.

Keywords
Two natural directions of saline sea water intrusion have been registered in the lower reaches of the Neretva River: the first direction of intrusion is through the Neretva riverbed, and the second one through deeper underground layers. The numerical model of stratified flow is described, and its application in the analysis of the Neretva River salination via the first direction of intrusion is presented. The model is calibrated based on measurements conducted in 2004. It was established that saline water appears in Metković at fresh water, while saline water is fully blocked out from the riverbed when water flow exceeds 500 m3/s.

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Vranješ, M., Ljubenkov, I.: Numerical model of stratified flow – case study of the Neretva riverbed salination (2004), GRAĐEVINAR, 64 (2012) 2, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.639.2011

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Vranješ, M., Ljubenkov, I. (2012). Numerical model of stratified flow – case study of the Neretva riverbed salination (2004), GRAĐEVINAR, 64 (2), doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.639.2011

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Authors:
Vranjes Mijo
Mijo Vranješ
University of Split,
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy
Ljubenkov Igor
Igor Ljubenkov
GRAD invest d.o.o., Split