Analysis of Compound Channel Flow with Two-Dimensional Models

This research has three primary objectives. First, determine if the computed stream flow velocities of two-dimensional river models and the resulting scour predictions are comparable with field measurements at the Highway 13 Bridge near Flandreau. The complex floodplain geometry at the Flandreau bridge site makes this an ideal site to test and evaluate 2-D flow models for bridge hydraulics calculations. Second, conduct sensitivity analysis to determine the critical input parameters for 2-D flow models, with an emphasis on the optimal density of channel and overbank topography data. Third, determine the applicability of 2-D flow models for use on streams and rivers with compound channel flow around a structure and identify cost effective ways to utilize these models.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $135225
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    South Dakota Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building, 700 E Broadway
    Pierre, SD  United States  57501

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Foster, John

    Ormesher, Daris

  • Performing Organizations:

    South Dakota State University, Brookings

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Brookings, SD  United States  57007
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ting, Francis

  • Start Date: 20090701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161231
  • Actual Completion Date: 20171130
  • Source Data: MPC-315

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01466231
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT07-G-0008, SD2009-04
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:12PM