This paper uses the finite difference method to simulate the tidal current fields of Sang-gou Bay where the Xiaohai Dam is opened or closed. It is found that the tidal current field of Sanggou Bay is not affected when the Xiaohai Dam is opened; but the Eulerian residual current increases at the mouth of Xiaohai Bay. The features of the tidal currents are analysed based on observations.
Periodical of Ocean University of China
finite difference technique
tidal current field