Coastal and Inlet Processes Numerical Modeling System,
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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With the improved understanding of coastal processes and the availability of very high speed computers and efficient computation techniques, it is now economically feasible to use numerical modeling systems to study the impact of large-scale engineering works on coastal processes. Such systems have the advantage that, unlike physical hydraulic and movable-bed models, once the systems are built and tested, they can be applied to different prototype sites with much less additional effort and cost. Also, they can be used to examine several different problems such as the effects of coastal structures, disposal of dredged material, modification of navigation channels, and estimating maintenance dredging requirements. In this paper, the development of one such modeling system at the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station WES, Coastal Engineering Research Center CERC, is described. The system, known as the Coastal and Inlet Processes CIP Modeling System, was developed in response to the long-term needs of the Corps of engineers.
- Civil Engineering