Integration of Micro, Mini, and Mainframe Computers in WES Hydraulics Studies

by W. H. McAnally, Jr., US Army Engineering, Waterways, Experiment Station, Hydraulics Lab, Vicksburg, MS, USA,
S. A. Adamec, Jr., US Army Engineering, Waterways, Experiment Station, Hydraulics Lab, Vicksburg, MS, USA,
D. B. Bach, US Army Engineering, Waterways, Experiment Station, Hydraulics Lab, Vicksburg, MS, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age

Abstract: The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station (WESA) Hydraulics Laboratory is involved in hydraulic studies of navigation and flood control projects of the Army Corps of Engineers field offices. In the last 15 years, numerical models running on mainframe computers have become standard tools for hydraulic engineering studies. Recently, microcomputers and minicomputers have begun to share the computational load, changing the work environment and the ways in which these studies are performed. This paper describes how integration of various class computers has been accomplished in the Estuaries Division of the WES Hydraulics Laboratory.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic models | Numerical models | Model analysis | Computer models | Hydraulics | Numerical analysis | Computing in civil engineering

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