A Simulation Technique for Modeling Flow on Floodplains and in Coastal Wetlands

by Raymond W. Schaffranek, US Geological Survey, United States,
Robert A. Baltzer, US Geological Survey, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The system design is premised on a proven, areal two-dimensional, finite-difference flow/transport model which is supported by an operational set of computer programs for input data management and model output interpretation. The purposes of the project are (1) to demonstrate the utility of the model for providing useful highway design information, (2) to develop guidelines and procedures for using the simulation system for evaluation, analysis, and optimal design of highway crossings of floodplain and coastal wetland areas, and (3) to identify improvements which can be effected in the simulation system to better serve the needs of highway design engineers. Two case study model implementations, being conducted to demonstrate the simulation system and modeling procedure, are presented and discussed briefly.

Subject Headings: Flow simulation | Wetlands (coastal) | Two-dimensional models | Computer models | Simulation models | Hydrologic models | Flood plains | System analysis | United States | Louisiana | South Carolina

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