Accession Number : ADA576405


Title :   CMS-Wave Model: Part 4. An Automated Procedure for CMS-Wave in Resource-Demanding Applications


Descriptive Note : Technical note


Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB


Personal Author(s) : Anderson, Mary E ; Lin, Lihwa ; Demirbilek, Zeki


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA576405


Report Date : Apr 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : This Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note (CHETN) describes an automated procedure developed for applying the Coastal Modeling System s wave model (CMSWave) in resource-demanding projects and research applications. The ability to execute a large number of CMS-Wave simulations systematically with little user interaction is beneficial in applications where new and/or reruns of numerous simulations are required for model revalidation and sensitivity tests, or for a large number of production runs. The theoretical background and user s manual for CMS-Wave are available (Lin et al. 2008, 2006; Demirbilek et al. 2007). CMS-Wave is part of the Coastal Modeling System developed under the Coastal Inlets Research Program (CIRP) for simulating combined waves, currents, sediment transport and morphology change at coastal inlets, estuaries, and river mouths (Lin et al. 2011, 2010; Li et al. 2011). CMS-Wave is a two-dimensional spectral wave transformation model that employs a forward-marching, finite-difference method to solve the wave action conservation equation (Mase 2001). Wave transformation processes represented in CMS-Wave include wave shoaling, refraction, diffraction, reflection, transmission over structures, depth-limited breaking, dissipation, and wave-wave and wave-current-structure interactions. A number of wave breaking formulae included in CMS-Wave have been evaluated in laboratory and field applications (Demirbilek et al. 2009; Zheng et al. 2008). CMS-Wave can be used in either on a half- or fullplane mode, with primary waves propagating from the seaward boundary toward shore. Readers are referred to the CMS-Wave technical report (Lin et al. 2008) for additional model features and technical details of model capabilities.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *OCEAN MODELS , *WAVES , COMPUTER FILES , SEDIMENTATION


Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE