Lockwoods Folly Numerical Circulation Study
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB
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The region around Lockwoods Folly River and Inlet, North Carolina, has experienced increased development in the past 50 years. In addition, the inlet has been changed by the addition of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway AIWW. There have been concerns that the circulation is not sufficient to maintain good water quality. These concerns led the US Army Corps of Engineers to conduct an investigation to determine the effect of the AIWW on overall circulation patterns. The technical approach for this investigation was built upon the TABS-MD finite element modeling system. The two-dimensional model for hydrodynamics was first validated to limited prototype data, then used in conjunction with the transport model to predict the changes in tracer levels between the base condition and three plan conditions.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics