CORMIX2: Expert System for Multiport Diffuser Discharges

by Gerhard H. Jirka, Cornell Univ, Ithaca, United States,
Paul J. Akar, Cornell Univ, Ithaca, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The Cornell Mixing Zone Expert System (CORMIX) is a series of software systems for the analysis, prediction, and design of aqueous toxic or conventional pollutant discharges into watercourses, with emphasis on the geometry and dilution characteristics of the initial mixing zone. The present development, subsystem CORMIX2, is concerned with submerged multiport discharges into flowing water environments, such as rivers, lakes, estuaries, and coastal waters. It includes effects of ambient stratification, dynamic attachment of the plume to the bottom of the receiving water, and the limiting case of stagnant conditions. The expert system CORMIX2 collects the relevant data for the ambient and discharge situation, computes the physical parameters, and classifies the given discharge into one of many possible hydrodynamic configurations.

Subject Headings: Expert systems | System analysis | Fluid flow | Water pollution | Water discharge | Water flow | Water quality | Computer software

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