Accession Number : ADP005498

Title :   Coastal and Inlet Processes Numerical Modeling System,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Vemulakonda,S. R.

Report Date : MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : With the improved understanding of coastal processes and the availability of very high speed computers and efficient computation techniques, it is now economically feasible to use numerical modeling systems to study the impact of large-scale engineering works on coastal processes. Such systems have the advantage that, unlike physical hydraulic and movable-bed models, once the systems are built and tested, they can be applied to different prototype sites with much less additional effort and cost. Also, they can be used to examine several different problems such as the effects of coastal structures, disposal of dredged material, modification of navigation channels, and estimating maintenance dredging requirements. In this paper, the development of one such modeling system at the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES), Coastal Engineering Research Center (CERC), is described. The system, known as the Coastal and Inlet Processes (CIP) Modeling System, was developed in response to the long-term needs of the Corps of engineers.

Descriptors :   *DREDGING, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, CHANNELS(WATERWAYS), COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, MODELS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE