Application of RMA-2 modeling for the construction of artificial Islands with dredged sediments to enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitats

Nani G. Bhowmik, Misganaw Demissie, Paminder S. Parmar

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Abstract

The construction of artificial islands with dredged sediments to enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitats using RMA-2 modeling was described. SMS was used to assist in the development of an RMA-2 hydrodynamic model of the Illinois River from Peoria Lock and Dam to the Henry Bridge. RMA-2 is a two-dimensional flow model in the horizontal plane and it uses a finite element mesh and the Galerkin finite-element method of solving three partial differential equations representing conservation of mass and momentum. The analysis results showed that as the flow in the river increases, more and more of the total flow is conveyed by the channel border areas compared to the main channel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2004 World Water and Environmetal Resources Congress
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management
EditorsG. Sehlke, D.F. Hayes, D.K. Stevens
Pages2620-2627
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event2004 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2004Jul 1 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2004 World Water and Environmetal Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmetal Resources Management

Other

Other2004 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period6/27/047/1/04

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Bhowmik, N. G., Demissie, M., & Parmar, P. S. (2004). Application of RMA-2 modeling for the construction of artificial Islands with dredged sediments to enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitats. In G. Sehlke, D. F. Hayes, & D. K. Stevens (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2004 World Water and Environmetal Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management (pp. 2620-2627). (Proceedings of the 2004 World Water and Environmetal Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmetal Resources Management).