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Title: Hydraulic modeling of lock approaches
Authors: Martin, S. Keith
Sanchez, Mario J.
Bislip-Morales, Carlos B.
Keywords: Hydraulic models--Computer simulation
Inland navigation
Locks (Hydraulic engineering)
Sediment transport
Mississippi River Valley
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CHL TR-16-16
Abstract: The following report presents the initial phase of research under the Navigation Systems Research Program work unit Modeling Lock Approaches. The objective was to provide an effective method of computing current magnitudes and directions at lock approaches for open river conditions. The meshes were developed using the Surface-water Modeling System. The two-dimensional, depth-averaged numerical flow solver Adaptive Hydraulics was used to run the simulations. Eighty-seven of the 131 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)-maintained lock and dam projects were modeled during this research effort, which represent the structures with the highest priority in each of the 12 USACE districts located in the Mississippi Valley. Models were developed using a wide range of sources for data that included USACE districts, design memoranda, the U.S. Geological Survey, and water control manuals.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL TR-16-16
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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