Introduction to Modeling River Flow and Morphodynamics within the IRIC Interface: Feb. 28 - Mar. 1, 2016, USGS Washington Science Center, Tacoma, WA

Instructor : Jonathan Nelson
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Riverine fluid dynamics, flow and sediment transport modeling, remote sensing in rivers

This class covers a broad spectrum of river modeling techniques within the International River Interface Cooperative (IRIC) public-domain modeling interface. The course will be taught in a workshop format starting with basic data input and stepping through the processes of grid generation, model execution, visualization, and verification. The interface incorporates a variety of computational modeling approaches including finite difference and finite volume models using both structured and unstructured coordinate systems; only a subset of the available techniques will be covered in this short class. Basic principles will be briefly covered, but the emphasis of this short course is hands-on application using data sets for realistic problems on real rivers and hill slopes.

IRIC: Numerical Modeling of Rivers January 13-14, 2016 - Cajamarca, Peru

Instructor : Jonathan Nelson
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January 13-14, 2016, Cajamarca, PERU


Contact person: Dr. Jonathan Nelson, jmn@usgs.gov


Lecturers: Dr. Jonathan Nelson and others





Language of instruction: English (some Spanish support may be provided)





Pre-requisite: Basic fluid mechanics, sediment transport





Contents: This class covers a broad spectrum of river modeling techniques within the International River Interface Cooperative (IRIC) public-domain modeling interface. The course will be taught in a workshop format starting with basic data input and stepping through the processes of grid generation, model execution, visualization, and verification. The interface incorporates a variety of computational modeling approaches including finite difference and finite volume models using both structured and unstructured coordinate systems; only a subset of the available techniques will be covered in this short class. Basic principles will be briefly covered, but the emphasis of this short course is hands-on application using data sets for realistic problems on real rivers.





Bring data sets with topography, watersurface elevations, and any other data if you would like some assistance with your own projects.





Learning outcomes: After completion of the short course, the students are expected to:


- Construct basic multidimensional flow modeling projects on rivers, including editing bathymetric data, generating grids and meshes, setting boundary conditions, running models and visualizing results in two and three dimensions.





- Understand and use the FaSTMECH finite difference, quasi-steady, quasi-threedimensional flow, sediment transport, and morphodynamics model





- Understand and use the NAYS2DH finite different, unsteady, two-dimensional flow, sediment transport and morphodynamics model





- Understand and use the CUBE finite-difference, unsteady. fully three-dimensional flow, sediment transport and morphodynamics model





- Students will leave the course with a full set of the iRIC public domain river modeling interface and at least 14 solvers suitable for solving almost any problem in river hydraulics, sediment transport, and bed evolution.

Introduction to Modeling River Flow and Morphodynamics within the IRIC Interface: November 16-17, 2016, USGS Great Lakes Science Center

Instructor : Jonathan Nelson
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Riverine fluid dynamics, flow and sediment transport modeling, remote sensing in rivers

This class covers a broad spectrum of river modeling techniques within the International River Interface Cooperative (IRIC) public-domain modeling interface. The course will be taught in a workshop format starting with basic data input and stepping through the processes of grid generation, model execution, visualization, and verification. The interface incorporates a variety of computational modeling approaches including finite difference and finite volume models using both structured and unstructured coordinate systems; only a subset of the available techniques will be covered in this short class. Basic principles will be briefly covered, but the emphasis of this short course is hands-on application using data sets for realistic problems on real rivers. A short lecture covering field techniques and data collection in rivers for model applications will be included.



The class will be taught by Jonathan Nelson, Richard McDonald, and Paul Kinzel.

Introduction to Modeling River Flow and Morphodynamics within the IRIC Interface: Oct 19-20, 2016, Phoenix, Az

Instructor : Jonathan Nelson
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Jonathan Nelson
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Riverine fluid dynamics, flow and sediment transport modeling, remote sensing in rivers

This class covers a broad spectrum of river modeling techniques within the International River Interface Cooperative (IRIC) public-domain modeling interface. The course will be taught in a workshop format starting with basic data input and stepping through the processes of grid generation, model execution, visualization, and verification. The interface incorporates a variety of computational modeling approaches including finite difference and finite volume models using both structured and unstructured coordinate systems; only a subset of the available techniques will be covered in this short class. Basic principles will be briefly covered, but the emphasis of this short course is hands-on application using data sets for realistic problems on real rivers and hill slopes.


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