8Stream Hydraulics Models

Introduction

The computer programs addressed in this chapter simulate flow conditions in natural and improved streams and rivers and associated flood plains and in human-made channels. Some of the programs can also be applied to reservoirs, estuaries, and coastal waters. Model input includes channel geometry and roughness data and either steady-state or time-dependent inflow rates. Steady, varied flow models compute flow depths as a function of location along the channel. Unsteady flow models calculate discharges and flow depths as a function of time and location. Some programs model movable as well as fixed channel beds. Movable boundary models simulate erosion and sediment transport processes as well as flow.

Get Water Management Models: A Guide to Software now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.