Accession Number:

ADA109767

Title:

Application of the Finite Element Method to Vertically Stratified Hydrodynamic Flow and Water Quality.

Descriptive Note:

Technical paper,

Corporate Author:

HYDROLOGIC ENGINEERING CENTER DAVIS CA

Report Date:

1980-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Computer program RMA-7 has been expanded to be able to simulate density induced flows and water quality conditions typically found in deep reservoirs. The mathematical basis for the program and methods of implementing the code for various kinds of flow are discussed. Results from two different applications are presented. The first example simualtes flow conditions that were measured in a physical model of a deep reservoir. Results are also included for simulations of the circulation, temperature and dissolved oxygen concentrations for Lake Taneycomo, Missouri. Comparison of measured and computed results from both applications shows that the RMA-7 model provides reasonably accurate results for both flow circulating and water quality. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE