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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: COMPUTATIONAL MODEL ENHANCEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FOR EVALUATION OF EARTHEN SPILLWAYS AND EMBANKMENTS

Location: Hydraulic Engineering Research

Project Number: 6217-13000-009-35
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Feb 01, 2012
End Date: Dec 30, 2012

Objective:
To develop, enhance, and maintain computational models for evaluation of spillways, and earthen embankments. The development and enhancement of the computer models will contribute to the transfer of technology developed through research at HERU to the user community. Focus will be on predictive models needed by USDA for flood control design and rehabilitation of spillways, and earthen embankments. Products will be in the form of modules added to WinDAM and development of user documents suitable for use by professionals involved in design and/or rehabilitation of dams and other hydraulic structures.

Approach:
ARS-HERU, and Darrel Temple will work to develop and enhance computer models based on the results of ARS research relative to design and rehabilitation of dams and other appurtenant hydraulic structures. This will involve evaluation of research results, computer code development, integration with software interfaces, user documentation, and validation and verification based on physical model testing and case histories.

Last Modified: 10/1/2014
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