EWRI Workshop 2019
Paul M. Craig and Thomas Mathis will conduct a workshop at the ASCE/EWRI Congress 2019 on “The EFDC_EXPLORER Modeling System: A Tool for Teaching Environmental Hydrodynamics In A Numerical Modeling Framework”. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 21 from 2:00 – 5: 30 p.m. at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, PA. Conference registration is required.
“Born out of a need for a streamlined and efficient interface for the EFDC model, the EFDC_Explorer Modeling System (EEMS) combines grid generation, pre- and post-processing capabilities, and an improved computational engine into one GUI-based software package. It is designed to streamline and demystify the process of building, calibrating, validating, and QA/QC of hydrodynamic models. As the developers of EEMS, we have offered classroom training courses to introduce fundamental concepts and guide practitioners, researchers, and graduate students alike through the model development process. Our instructor-led courses also cover advanced topics such as water quality, sediment transport, and contaminate fate and transport modeling. Through this experience, we have found the combination of theoretical instruction, GUI-based software, and case study applications to be a powerful method for building an understanding of the mechanics of natural systems that is both theoretically sound and applicable in a professional and research setting.
This Workshop is focused on sharing our experience teaching environmental hydrodynamic modeling with EEMS as the tool that facilitates hands-on application. Various case studies and demonstrations will be used to illustrate the use of the software throughout the Workshop. From creating simple numerical models of laboratory-scale experiments to full-scale models of lakes, rivers, estuaries or engineered systems; EEMS provides a flexible GUI-based set of tools that make numerical modeling more accessible than ever before.”
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