Coastal Circulation and Wave Modeling with SMS

Course Description

This course will provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to apply numerical models for coastal circulation, tides, waves, wave-current interaction, sediment transport, and morphology change. A step-by-step approach will be used providing instruction and examples covering the modeling process from regional to project scale. Models covered include ADCIRC, STWAVE, CMS-FLOW, CMS-WAVE, CGWAVE, and BOUSS-2D. An introduction to the newly released Particle Tracking Model (PTM) will also be included.

You will learn to use the latest tools available in SMS v11.1 for network generation, data filtering, and advanced conceptual modeling. Come and learn how to be more effective in your coastal modeling projects!

Course Topics Covered:

  • Review coastal processes involved in hydrodynamic simulation
  • Learn advanced techniques for network generation
  • Model wind and storm surge to predict coastal flooding
  • Simulate circulation in large scale coastal systems with ADCIRC
  • Model circulation and sediment transport with CMS-FLOW
  • Learn to use the STWAVE and CMS-WAVE spectral wave models
  • Perform phase-resolving wave modeling with CGWAVE and BOUSS-2D
  • Practice circulation/wave model coupling to evaluate the interaction of currents and waves
  • Simulate particle transport processes with PTM

Course Agenda

Day 1 AM Welcome
Overview of SMS
Data Management in SMS
Conceptual Modeling approach
Day 1 PM ADCIRC Overview
Advanced Mesh Generation
Mesh Editing
Data Interpolation
Visualization
Day 2 AM CMS-FLOW Overview
Grid Generation
Boundary Conditions
Extraction from Regional Models
Tidal Databases
Day 2 PM CMS-FLOW Model Control
Hydrodynamic Parameters
Sediment Transport Parameters
File Management
Day 3 AM Spectral Wave Models
STWAVE Overview
Spectrum Generation & Editing
Half Plane, Full Plane Models
Grid Nesting
Day 3 PM CMS-WAVE Overview
Spectrum Generation & Editing
Model Coupling – Steering Module
Day 4 AM Phase Resolving Wave Modeling
CGWAVE Overview
Mesh Generation & Parameters
Day 4 PM BOUSS-2D Overview
Grid Generation & Parameters
Particle Tracking Model (PTM) Overview
Grid Setup & Model Execution

Instructors

Dr. Alan Zundel. Architect and director of the SMS interface development. Author of SMS reference manual and tutorials. Ph.D., Brigham Young University, 1994. President, Aquaveo, LLC. Dr. Zundel has taught university level courses and several short courses in the area on hydraulic analysis and finite element modeling.

Tom Moreland. Engineering consultant at Aquaveo and past developer of SMS; Tom has over 10 years of experience working with SMS and teaching SMS courses at locations throughout the world.

Cost


The cost of the 4-day course is $1995 (USD) per attendee. Save on all registrations made at least 30 days prior to the course – add $100 to the price above for late registration.

Registration includes the following:

  • Instruction and hands-on use of the Surface-water Modeling System (SMS).
  • Comprehensive Course Notes.
  • Software CD containing the SMS software, tutorials, and documentation.
  • A 30-day trial license of the full Surfacewater Modeling System.
  • 25% Discount (up to $500.00) on the purchase of an SMS license.
  • Lunch and coffee/snack breaks.

Training Attendee Cancellation Policy


Course Requirements

Participants may be required to provide their own computer with the following specifications:

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 operating system
  • 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • CPU: GMS software is CPU intensive. Some models and utilities such as Parallel PEST can take advantage of multiple processor cores simultaneously.
  • Graphics Card: For all display features to be enabled, OpenGL 1.5 or higher must be supported. The use of a dedicated graphics card is strongly recommended. Integrated graphics can result in significantly reduced performance and may not support some visualization features.
  • 1024x768 resolution (1280x1024 or higher recommended)

Location/Accommodations

The SMS training course will take place at our office in Provo, Utah. Hotel reservations may be made at the Residence Inn

Transportation


Attendees should fly into the Salt Lake International Airport (SLC), then drive, take a taxi or schedule a shuttle.

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