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Rupp Carriveau

My research with the AFM group investigated the mechanisms responsible for the formation of hydraulic vortices at submerged intakes. The presence of a vortex at an intake can significantly compromise intake performance. Much was already known of the dynamics of established vortices, however, little had been published on the mechanics of formation. The role of inertial waves, vortex tube amplification, and gathering in the formation process were also examined.



2004 launch, afm/c.dybenko; 2004-2005 maintenance, j.dybenko; 2006-2010 maintenance, w.lin; 2010-2012 maintenance, k.elliott; 2012 - webmaster, s.ali; updated July 2014