What is Computational Hydraulics?

by Angelos N. Findikakis, Bechtel Corp, San Francisco, United States,
A. Blumberg, Bechtel Corp, San Francisco, United States,
R. Schmalz, Bechtel Corp, San Francisco, United States,
K. Bedford, Bechtel Corp, San Francisco, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Computational hydraulics deals with methods and techniques for the numerical simulation of water flows in natural or man-made systems with the aid of computers. Flow and transport modeling is supported by a variety of computer tools, e.g. methods and systems for automated data acquisition, computer graphics, statistical analysis methods, and electronic databases and spreadsheets used for data storage and manipulation, to facilitate the study of hydraulic problems.

Subject Headings: Computer models | Data processing | Computer analysis | Data collection | Hydraulic models | Flow simulation | Computer aided operations

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