The Chesapeake Bay Hydraulic Model: Construction, Operation and Verificationby Samuel B. Heltzel, Hydraulics Lab US Army Engineer, Waterways Experiment Station, United States,
Mitchell A. Granat, Hydraulics Lab US Army Engineer, Waterways Experiment Station, United States,
Abstract: This paper discusses significant aspects of the construction, operation, verification and testing at the Chesapeake Bay Hydraulic Model which was operational from May 1976 to August 1984. Automation and the model's computer control advanced state-of-the-art physical modeling practice, enabled dynamic testing with computer-generated variable source tides and computer-controlled freshwater discharges. Some large-scale, long-term modeling studies were conducted under such dynamic testing conditions and this proved the best method to assess base/plan impacts.
Subject Headings: Hydraulic models | Model tests | Computer models | Construction management | Dynamic models | Model analysis | Verification | Dynamic tests | Physical models | Bays | Chesapeake Bay region
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