A HYDRODYNAMIC MODEL FOR COMPUTER AIDED HARBOUR ENGINEERING

J.L. Monso, A.S. Arcilla, J.P. Sierra

Abstract


Coastal hydrodynamic analyses are basic for the planning and assessment of activities in that area. An important application of these•analyses is harbour lay-out and location. In this paper, hydrodynamic results of a numerical model based on Boussinesq-type equations are presented in the issue of Computer Aided Harbour Engineering. This model achleves overall second-order accuracy and has efficient modules of pre- and post-processing of information. The model has been used as a CAD tool for the planning and design of Spanish harbours. Its flexibility and economy of operation allow the model to be used, in the future, as a module of a global expert system for CAD harbour lay-out. This global expert system will provide a fully automatic design process. The output of this system will consist in the final optimized harbour configuration, considering all Imposed constraints and requirements.

Keywords


hydrodynamic model; computer aided engineering; harbor

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