An Optimization Approach for Locating Sediment Ponds in Stripmined Areas

by Mohammad Karamouz, (M.ASCE), Polytechnic Univ, Brooklyn, NY, USA,
Reza M. Khanbilvardi, (A.M.ASCE), Polytechnic Univ, Brooklyn, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


In this study, a mathematical model which can predict erosion from a watershed and incorporated into an optimization model has been investigated. The Erosion-Deposition Model (EDM), which uses a two dimensional analysis and single storm values of rainfall and runoff to compute erosion and sediment transport for that storm, was used in conjunction with a search technique to find near optimal location of a sediment pond. With this new approach, it will be possible to locate and size the sedimentation ponds for controlling erosion.

Subject Headings: Optimization models | Sediment | Ponds | Mathematical models | Erosion | Sediment transport | Mathematics | Watersheds

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