Accession Number : ADA267191


Title :   SBEACH: Numerical Model for Simulating Storm-Induced Beach Change


Descriptive Note : Instruction rept.,


Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS


Personal Author(s) : Rosati, Julie D ; Wise, Randall A ; Kraus, Nicholas C ; Larson, Magnus


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267191.pdf


Report Date : May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 65


Abstract : This report provides guidance for implementing SBEACH, the Storm- Induced BEAch CHange model, via a user interface available for the personal computer. SBEACH simulates beach profile change, including the formation and movement of major morphologic features such as longshore bars, troughs, and berms, under varying storm waves and water levels. The personal computer version of SBEACH is accessed through a user interface which facilitates data entry and manipulation, graphical representation of input and output, and execution of the model. The interface also provides considerable error and range checking prior to actual running of the model. The first two chapters of the report present information about applying the model, including hardware requirements, loading SBEACH onto a hard disk, discussion of the interface structure through which the numerical model is operated, and guidance for model calibration. The final chapter is written as a tutorial, guiding the user in installing, running, and working through several example simulations.


Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS , *STORMS , *BEACH EROSION , OUTPUT , REQUIREMENTS , SIMULATION , MODELS , COMPUTERS , DISKS , SHORES , DUNES , TROUGHS , MICROCOMPUTERS , GUIDANCE , INTERFACES , EROSION , SEDIMENT TRANSPORT , ERRORS , TRANSPORT


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Numerical Mathematics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE