Simplified Prediction of Storm Surge on an Open Coast Using a Microcomputer

by Nenad Duplancic, (M.ASCE), Int Technology Corp, Pittsburgh, PA, USA,
Paul C. Rizzo, (M.ASCE), Int Technology Corp, Pittsburgh, PA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


Computer-generated wind fields have a flexibility that is not available with standard manual procedure; i. e. different illustrative concepts can be given a trial run at low cost. A spreadsheet program has been developed for determination of overwater wind fields for the Standard Project Hurricane (SPH) and the Probable Maximum Hurricane (PMH). The output from the spreadsheet is used as an input to a storm surge program coded in FORTRAN and originally developed for a mainframe computer. Both programs output results in the tabular and graphical form. The programs have been tested on the site for a proposed nuclear power plant in the Far East.

Subject Headings: Storm surges | Hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones | Power plants | Wind power | Spreadsheets | Computing in civil engineering | Wind engineering

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