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Numerical Modeling

Numerical Modeling

CAMERI has a great experience in numerical modeling in the field of waves, hydrodynamics, contaminant transport, sediment transport, beach morphology, etc. The numerical modeling results are widely used, for instance, in assessment of human activity impact on the environment.

Numerical Models

  • Hydrodynamic and sediment transport simulation model CAMERI3D/HD-ST model developed by CAMERI (Sladkevich M., Militeev A. N., Rubin H., and Kit E., 2000: “Simulations of Transport Phenomena in Shallow Aquatic Environment“, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, 126(2): 123-136; Sladkevich M., Levin A., and Kit E., 2011: “Three-Dimension Numerical Modeling of Stratified Flows in Littoral Zone of Israel Using Shallow Water Approximation”, Computational Science and High Performance Computing IV. Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design. Springer, 115: 349-361.). The model was then has been thoroughly verified versus field measurements: instrumental temperature measurements in many locations along the Mediterranean coast of Israel including detailed temperature measurements in the Ashdod and Ashqelon regions, and airborne and satellite imaging of warm water plume propagation, as well as versus field measurements of seawater salinity near the Palmachim desalination facility.
  • Models for modeling of coastal waters and seas MIKE 21/3 developed by DHI Water and Environment, Denmark: Parabolic mild slope (PMS); Elliptic mild slope (EMS); Spectral Wave (SW), Hydrodynamic (2D and 3D HD), non-cohesive Sediment Transport (ST), cohesive sediment transport, i.e. Mud Transport (MT) models.
  • LITPACK package developed by DHI Water and Environment, Denmark for simulation of littoral processes and coastline kinetics: Litdrift, Litline, Litprof, Littren.
  • Visual Plumes package (e.g. UM3 model) developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is relatively sophisticated mathematical model for analyzing and predicting the initial dilution of aquatic plumes discharged from a single port and from multi-port diffusers is a set of relatively sophisticated mathematical models for analyzing and predicting the initial dilution of aquatic plumes discharged from a single port and from multi-port diffusers.
  • DELFT3D models: wave model (SWAN), hydrodynamics, sediment transport and fully coupled morphology developed by Delft Hydraulics (The Netherlands) is a flexible integrated modelling suite, which simulates two-dimensional (in either the horizontal or a vertical plane) and three-dimensional flow, sediment transport and morphology, waves, water quality and ecology and is capable of handling the interactions between these processes. The suite is designed for use by domain experts and non-experts alike, which may range from consultants and engineers or contractors, to regulators and government officials, all of whom are active in one or more of the stages of the design, implementation and management cycle.
  • Wave shoaling (linear and nonlinear) for cylindrical beach – developed by CAMERI.
  • STWAVE (Steady State spectral WAVE) 2D model developed by US Army Corps of Engineers at Engineering Research and Development Center, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, for modeling the propagation and transformation of waves in the study area due to combined effect of refraction, shoaling and breaking.
  • Vessel in Port model V.I.P. to assess motion of berthed vessels and downtime of cargo handling – developed at CAMERI.
  • OpenFoam – CFD software.
  • Plaxis for soil-structure interaction, deep excavation, etc.
  • Different pre- and post-processing programs and tools developed by CAMERI.