Utility Programs for DWOPER and DAMBRK

by Philip A. Burns, US Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, MD, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology


Time and computer resources greatly limit potential investigations and sensitivity anslyses. In order to facilitate modeling with the National Weather Service (NWS) programs DWOPER (Operational Dynamic Wave Model) and DAMBRK (Dam-break) the author has written a series of utility programs which reformat and/or manipulate the data to allow much easier, faster and reliable editing. These programs also allow the user to make a DWOPER deck from a DAMBRK deck of vice-versa so that the individual capabilities of each NWS program are readily available for any study. These utility programs are fast, running in several seconds on a Harris-500 computer.

Subject Headings: Decks | Dynamic models | Computer models | Dam failures | Failure analysis | Hydraulic models | Hydrologic models | Sensitivity analysis

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