The authors measured and computed the hydrodynamics and passive scalar dispersion in 90-degree open channel confluences over flat and degraded beds with a dominant upstream or tributary inflow. The present discussion essentially deals with the direction of rotation of the secondary currents, reported for the flat bed configuration with dominant tributary inflow. This rotation direction is indeed surprisingly opposite to the ones reported in the literature, both from calculations and measurements, even if present geometry slightly differs from literature geometries.
Channel confluence Secondary current Rotation direction Contaminant plume
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