Accession Number : ADA134829

Title :   The Development of a Numerical Solution to the Transport Equation. Report 1. Methodology,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Schmalz,R A , Jr

PDF Url : ADA134829

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : This report constitutes the first in a three-report series and develops the methodology for obtaining a numerical solution to the transport equation. The development of the vertically integrated hydrodynamic and transport equations is presented in order to point out the assumptions made in a two-dimensional approach. A review of current finite difference approximation techniques is presented. Based upon this review the spread time derivative and flux-corrected transport algorithms were selected for numerical implementation (Report 2) and testing (Report 3). The algorithm developed is to be included within the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station Implicit Flooding Model (WIFM). The model will be used to predict changes in salinity distributions due to alternative dredge disposal practices in Mississippi Sound and adjacent areas.

Descriptors :   *Sediment transport, Mexico Gulf, Sounds(Waterways), Sediments, Transport properties, Mathematical models, Methodology

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE