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Title: Three-dimensional numerical simulation of seasonal flow and salt transport for the C&D canal
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Philadelphia District
Hsieh, Bernard B. (Bernard Bor-Nian), 1949-
Richards, David R.
Keywords: C&D Canal
Seasonal simulation
Three-dimensional hydrodynamic model
Flow and salt transport
Chesapeake Bay
Delaware Bay
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; HL-96-14.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Three-dimensional flow and transport models were developed to study the impact of deepening the C&D Canal and approach channel in Chesapeake Bay from 35 ft to 40 ft. The area modelled included Delaware Bay from the Atlantic Ocean upstream to the head of tide, the C&D Canal, and the upper Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis, MD, upstream to the head of tide. The boundary conditions for the models were based on two 3-month seasonal periods. The models were verified with observed prototype data and found accurate for water-surface elevations, tidal currents, and salinity distributions. Twenty-four simulations were conducted with a wide range of boundary conditions and geometries, including combinations of freshwater inflow, tide, and salinity boundary conditions. The low-flow, medium-flow, and high-flow conditions were determined using a statistical analysis of the historical records.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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