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Sediment Wave Formation Caused by Erosional and Depositional Turbidity Currents: A Numerical Investigation

Results are presented from two-dimensional direct numerical simulations of sediment wave formation via a succession of erosional and depositional turbidity currents.

01 Apr 2015
Gary Hoffmann, Mohamad M. Nasr-Azadani, Eckart Meiburg
DOI: 10.1016/j.piutam.2015.04.005


For currents propagating down a slope, we observe the formation of upstream migrating periodic sediment waves. The strength of the wave formation process is discussed as function of the governing dimensionless parameters.


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