Two-Dimensional River Modeling of Buckhorn Creek

by James C. Thompson, Texas A&M Univ, United States,
Wesley P. James, Texas A&M Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


A two-dimensional Finite Element Surface Water Modeling System (FESWMS-2DH) was used to simulate flow at a bridge crossing of a heavily vegetated flood plain where State Highway 130 crosses Buckhorn Creek near Shiloh, Alabama. The flow field and water surface elevations near the bridge opening were of particular interest. Results of the two-dimensional analysis were compared to field observations and to the results of a one-dimensional analysis using the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water surface profile program HEC-2.

Subject Headings: Two-dimensional models | Rivers and streams | Hydrologic models | Flow simulation | Highway bridges | Finite element method | Two-dimensional analysis | Mathematics | Alabama | United States

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