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SToRM: A numerical model for environmental surface flows

January 1, 2009

SToRM (System for Transport and River Modeling) is a numerical model developed to simulate free surface flows in complex environmental domains. It is based on the depth-averaged St. Venant equations, which are discretized using unstructured upwind finite volume methods, and contains both steady and unsteady solution techniques. This article provides a brief description of the numerical approach selected to discretize the governing equations in space and time, including important aspects of solving natural environmental flows, such as the wetting and drying algorithm. The presentation is illustrated with several application examples, covering both laboratory and natural river flow cases, which show the model’s ability to solve complex flow phenomena.

Publication Year 2009
Title SToRM: A numerical model for environmental surface flows
Authors Francisco J. Simoes
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Index ID 70175414
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Research Program - Central Branch