Accession Number : ADA637708


Title :   Automated Coastal Engineering System: Technical Reference


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS


Personal Author(s) : Leenknecht, David A ; Szuwalski, Andre ; Sherlock, Ann R


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA637708


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 214


Abstract : The Automated Coastal Engineering System (ACES) is an interactive computer-based design and analysis system in the field of coastal engineering. The general goal of the ACES s to provide state-of-the-art computer based tools that will increase .the accuracy, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of Corps coastal engineering endeavors. Reflecting the nature of coast al engineering, methodologies (called applications in this guide) contained in this release of the ACES are richly diverse in sophistication and origin. The contents range from simple algebraic expressions, both theoretical and empirical in origin, to-numerically intense algorithms spawned by the increasing power and affordability of computers. Historically, the methods range from classical theory describing wave motion, to expressions resulting from tests of structures in wave flumes, and to recent numerical models describing the exchange of energy from the atmosphere to the sea surface. In a general procedural sense, much has been taken from previous individual programs on both mainframes and microcomputers. The ACES is designed for a current base of PC-AT (including compatibles) class of personal computers resident at many Corps coastal offices. While expected to migrate to more powerful hardware technologies, this current generation of ACES is designed for the above environment and is written in FORTRAN 77.


Descriptors :   *COASTAL ENGINEERING , *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *OCEAN WAVES , ALGEBRAIC FUNCTIONS , ALGORITHMS , ATMOSPHERES , AUTOMATION , COASTAL REGIONS , COMPUTERS , COST EFFECTIVENESS , FORTRAN , INTENSITY , METHODOLOGY , NUMERICAL ANALYSIS , OCEAN SURFACE , STATE OF THE ART , THEORY


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE