Hydrodynamic Modeling of San Diego Bay

by Parmeshwar L. Shrestha, (A.M.ASCE), Virginia Polytechnic Inst and State, Univ, Blacksburg, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


A two-dimensional vertically-averaged finite element model was adapted to study the hydrodynamics of San Diego Bay. The hydrodynamic model was interfaced with pre- and post-processors to illustrate an integrated approach to modeling. Results of the hydrodynamic simulation were compared with observed data and with the results from a quasi-two dimensional hydrodynamic model. The model performed satisfactorily in predicting the velocity field and flow depths at specified locations in the bay.

Subject Headings: Hydrologic models | Hydrodynamics | Finite element method | Wave velocity | Two-dimensional models | Bays | Water resources | California | United States

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