Accession Number : ADA329729

Title :   Water Quality Research Program: Development of Unstructured Grid Linkage Methodology and Software for CE-QUAL-ICM

Descriptive Note : Final rept

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Chapman, Raymond S. ; Gerald, Terry K. ; Dortch, Mark S.

PDF Url : ADA329729

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 185

Abstract : This study was conducted for the purpose of developing a methodology and associated software for linking hydrodynamic output from the RMAlO finite element model to the CE-QUAL-ICM finite volume water quality model. The ICM model is usually linked to hydrodynamic output from a finite difference hydrodynamic model, CH3D-WES. RMAlO uses an unstructured grid approach, whereas CH3D-WES is based on a structured gird scheme. A linkage to RMAlO was needed to provide greater flexibility for simulating water quality and contaminants. This report documents the development and testing of the RMA1O-ICM linkage.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *WATER QUALITY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, GRIDS, LINKAGES.

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE