AquaDyn - hydrodynamic simulation model for open channels - rivers, lakes, and estuaries
AquaDyn Categories: coastal, lake circulation, surface-water models
AquaDyn is a powerful and easy-to-use hydrodynamic simulation model essential for water resources engineering studies, risk assessment, and impact studies. AquaDyn allows the complete description and analysis of hydrodynamic conditions (e.g., flow rates and water levels) of open channels such as rivers, lakes, or estuaries. Engineers, specialists, and decision-makers can use the specialized modules of the simulation package to predict impacts on water flow conditions. For instance, AquaDyn provides a reliable way to forecast the consequences of different activities such as dredging or building dikes, bridges piers, and embankments. AquaDyn can be used to model steady and unsteady flows in supercritical as well as subcritical conditions and therefore permits the user to take into account and study the effects of weirs, contractions, and tidal waves.
AquaDyn simulates the flow of the open channel by solving the two-dimensional shallow water equations using the finite-element method. It takes into account the Bed Elevation of the water course, water friction with the Bed, Wind stress, Gravity force, Coriolis force, turbulence dissipation and the complex geometry of the open channel.
Visualize any parameter in a specific window at a particular time in the form of:
The parameters include:
Complete control over the simulation process:
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