Accession Number : AD0776368

Title :   Investigation of Mathematical Models for the Physical Fate Prediction of Dredged Material.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Billy H.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : A literature search of technical journals coupled with contacts with other research groups has revealed that very little mathematical modeling of the physical fate of dredged material disposed of in an aquatic environment has been undertaken. The most significant modeling effort that has been found is a mathematical model for prediction of dispersion and settling in barged ocean disposal of wastes developed by R. C. Y. Koh and Y. C. Chang. This model allows for disposal of dredged material by instantaneous bottom dump as well as pumping the material through a pipe under a moving barge. For estuarine and riverine environments, no models capable of tracing dredged material from its initial release into the water column until it is stored on the bottom have been found.

Descriptors :   *Soils, *Waste disposal, *Mass transfer, Mathematical models, Sediment transport, Reviews

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE