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Title: Use of a simple model to calculate velocity profiles over changing bed slopes
Authors: Berger, Rutherford C.
Teeter, Allen M.
Pankow, Walter E.
Keywords: Bathymetry
Dredged material
Disposal site
Computer programs
Numerical models
Velocity differences
Vertical velocity profile
Streamflow velocity
Dredging Research Program (U.S.)
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)) ; no. Miscellaneous Paper DRP-93-1
Abstract: This report describes a simple numerical model operated on a personal computer (PC) to predict velocity differences caused by changes in bathymetry. The model results were compared to various flume tests, and the model appears reasonable for use as a planning tool for calculations at dredged material disposal sites. The model is intended to allow engineers to calculate the local velocities for the pre- and post-dredged material placement conditions to determine whether the material would be eroded and transported away from the disposal site. The model (HPROFILE) predicts the vertical velocity profile at various depths in the riverine- and tide-dominant flows. A mathematical proof of the model stability (Appendix A) and a user's guide (Appendix B) are included.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Gov't Doc #: Miscellaneous Paper DRP-93-1
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
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