1. General Model Information

Name: a three-dimensional numerical model of hydrodynamics and sediment transport

Acronym: SED3D

Main medium: aquatic
Main subject: hydrology
Organization level: Landscape, Ecosystem
Type of model: partial differential equations (3D)
Main application: research
Keywords: hydrodynamics, sediment, transport, lakes, estuaries, harbors,coastal waters


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Sheng, Y.P., D.E. Eliason, X-J. Chen, and J-K Choi (??)


The Three-Dimensional Numerical Model of Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport in Lakes and Estuaries (SED3D) simulates the flow and sediment transport in lakes, estuaries, harbors, and costal waters. SED3D is a dynamic modeling system that can be used to simulate the flow and sediment transport in various water bodies under the forcing of winds, tides, freshwater inflows, and density gradients with the influence of the Coriolis acceleration, complex bathymetry, and shoreline geometry. This model can be run in a three-dimensional mode, a two- dimensional vertically integrated 'x-y' mode, or a two-dimensional 'x-z' mode. Given proper boundary and initial conditions, the model can compute the time-dependent, three-dimensional velocity components (u,v,w), temperature (T), salinity (S), and suspended sediment concentration (c) in the Cartesian and vertically stretched grid system (x,y,s). The model contains a free-surface, as opposed to a rigid-lid, with proper boundary conditions for velocity, temperature, salinity, and sediment. A simplified second-order closure model of turbulent transport is used to compute the vertical eddy viscosity and diffusivity contained in the model equations.
source of this abstract: http://www.epa.gov/ceampubl/swater/sed3d/ABSTRACT.TXT

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): VAX VMS, DOS DOWNLOAD DOS executable

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): DOWNLOAD DOS executable Fortran

II.3 Manuals:

II.4 Data:

III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output

IV. References

(1991) SED3D, a three-dimensional numerical model of hydrodynamics and sediment transport in lakes and estuaries: theory, model development and documentation. Draft report submitted under cooperative agreement CR814345, US EPA, Athens, Georgia.

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

see also: Users Guide To SED2D-WES
Last review of this document by: : Mon May 17 09:45:55 2004
Status of the document: Contributed by Joachim Benz
last modified by Joachim Benz Wed Dec 14 11:31:19 CET 2005

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