Numerical simulation of stationary current shock and entropy

  1. Daniel José Coronil Huerta 1
  2. Santiago Pavón Quintana 1
  3. María José Legaz Almansa 1
  4. Juan Manuel Vidal Pérez 1
  5. José Juan Alonso del Rosario 2
  1. 1 Navigation Sciences and Techniques and Ship-Building Deparment, School of Naval and Oceanic Engineering, University of Cadiz, Avda Repuplica Saharaui s/n, Puerto Real, 11510, Cádiz, España
  2. 2 Applied Physics Department, Faculty of Marine and Environmental Sciences, University of Cádiz, Avda, República Saharaui s/n, Puerto Real, 11510, Cádiz, España
II Congreso de Jóvenes Investigadores del Mar

Publisher: Fundación CEI-Mar

ISBN: 978-84-09-13664-3

Year of publication: 2019

Pages: 217-220

Type: Conference paper


There are many areas in the ocean where two marine currents meet. An example is where the Gulf Streammeets with the Labrador current. These areas use to be well located and the currents have relatively lowvariations in speed. It is well known the eddies generation, cum solem and contra solem, up to the characterof the gradient of pressure and the hemisphere (Talley et al., 2011).We present the results of two numerical simulations for the meet of two theoretical and constant currentsto see how the entropy of the resulting velocity field evolves. The currents are defined to be perpendicularand the Navier-Stokes equations are numerically solved. In any case, the numerical tools have been the opensource finite/volume elements solver for multiphysics problems FreeFem++ (Hecht et al., 2012). The resultscan be briefly summarized as the time evolution of entropy, increasing in time even with constant currentsmeeting.