The multi-layer shallow water model with free surface : treatment of the open boundaries / Ronan Monjarret ; directeurs de thèse, Rémy Baraille, Florent Chazel et Jean-Paul Vila

Date :

Editeur / Publisher : [S.l.] : [s.n.] , 2014

Type : Livre / Book

Type : Thèse / Thesis

Langue / Language : anglais / English

Catalogue Worldcat

Modèles multiniveaux (statistique)

Équations, Systèmes d'

Baraille, Rémy (Directeur de thèse / thesis advisor)

Chazel, Florent (1981-...) (Directeur de thèse / thesis advisor)

Vila, Jean-Paul (19..-....) (Directeur de thèse / thesis advisor)

Université Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier (1969-....) (Organisme de soutenance / degree-grantor)

Résumé / Abstract : This PhD dissertation, conducted as a collaboration between the SHOM and the University of Toulouse, deals with improving the treatment of open boundary conditions, for the multi-layer shallow water model with free surface. One of the main difficulties with such an objective is the determination of the modes associated to the internal surfaces liquid/liquid: the baroclinic modes. The work of this thesis focusses on two axes: The first one concerns the eigenstructure of the differential operator, associated to the general model. This allows to insure conditions of hyperbolicity and local wellposedness of the system of equations. This axis is divided in two chapters. The analysis of the two-layer model is performed in the first chapter: the calculus are exact and it is proved the gap is important compared with the single-layer model. The model with n layers, n _ 3, is studied in the second chapter: the main difficulty of these equations is the number of parameters, which obliges to concede assumptions. A new conservative multi-layer model is introduced and analyzed. The second axis deals with practical treatment of the open boundary conditions. The conditional local well-posedness of the initial-boundary value problem is proved. Afterwards, the boundary conditions are clarified for a general domain and a particular one: a rectangle. Comparison of the errors is performed between the single-layer model and the two and four-layer models, with two test case: the propagation of a gravity wave and a barotropic vortex.