Hydrodynamic Model of River Flow on a Microcomputer

by Sergio E. Adeff, Univ of Mississippi, Cent for, Computational Hydroscience &, Engineering, University, MS, USA,
Sam S. Y. Wang, Univ of Mississippi, Cent for, Computational Hydroscience &, Engineering, University, MS, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age

Abstract: This paper presents a one-dimensional, finite element model for simulating hydrodynamic responses to various conditions on a river system by using microcomputers. Based on the Saint-Venant equations, the finite element model has been developed by adopting the Dissipative Galerkin's method of weighted residuals. This model is capable of simulating hydraulic transients in a complex river system with highly irregular cross-section geometry at any station and varying continuously from station to station along the reach. Lateral inflows, confluences, structures, and obstructions can also be included.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Hydrologic models | Hydraulic models | Hydrodynamics | Computers | Mathematical models | Computer models | Simulation models

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