DETMOD: A Desktop Estuarine Transport MODel

by David G. Kleinschmidt, (A.M.ASCE), Univ of Maine, Orono, United States,
Bryan R. Pearce, (M.ASCE), Univ of Maine, Orono, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


A microcomputer based numerical model designed to simulate the transport of substances within an estuary is presented. The Desktop Estuarine Transport MODel (DETMOD) features a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and `Real Time' observation of the input and output data. The model allows simulation of both surface and subsurface transport with separated particle lists and sources. The GUI allows operator control of the model run, enabling the display of various types of data, including: velocity vectors at chosen and changeable locations; water depths; particle positions; and false color concentration plots. The source locations and properties of the substance of interest may be changed interactively. Included are a brief discussion of the implementation of pertinent algorithmic and structural factors, and description of an application.

Subject Headings: Estuaries | Particle velocity | Computer models | Graphic methods | Mathematical models | Water supply systems | Numerical models | Simulation models

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