Accession Number : ADA185280

Title :   A User's Guide to the N-Line Model: A Numerical Model to Simulate Sediment Transport in the Vicinity of Coastal Structures.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1982-1983,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Scheffner, Norman W. ; Rosati, Julie D.

Report Date : AUG 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : This user's manual provides the necessary guidance, complete with multiple example applications which include model input and output, for using the N-line numerical model. Capabilities of the model include the simulation of a) single or multiple shore-perpendicular structures, b) single or multiple detached offshore breakwaters, and c) disposal of material or dredging of material in the coastal zone. Model parameters are discussed in order to guide the potential user to a successful application of the model. The N-line model is versatile, easy to use, and capable of producing dependable results when used for appropriate applications. The documentation in this manual covers only the breakwater subroutine. Since conceptual modifications were not made to the original model, the original documentation, presented in CERC's report MR 83-10, should be obtained by any potential user of the model. The N-line model is useful in showing qualitative trends for a complex case such as Lakeview Park, Lorain, Ohio. Some of the drawbacks of the program when modeling Lakeview Park, such as the inability reach an equilibrium shoreline, and the low sinuosity of the shoreline when influenced by breakwater segments, could possibly be successfully modeled by modifying the different input parameters, such as the ADEAN parameter and/or initial shoreline location and/or the model code. Perhaps then a quantitative verification if the model could be made. However, in this case, the model would have then been tailored to produce a previously known result.

Descriptors :   *SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, *LAKE WAVES, *BREAKWATERS, OFFSHORE STRUCTURES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, BARRIERS, SHORES, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), BATHYMETRY, DREDGED MATERIALS, WASTE DISPOSAL, DIFFRACTION, REFRACTION, COASTAL REGIONS, OHIO, LAKE ERIE, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, USER MANUALS, SUBROUTINES.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE