Surface Water Modeling System (SMS)
Entry ID: CHL-SMS
Abstract: The Surface Water Modeling System (SMS) is a comprehensive environment for
one-, two-, and three-dimensional hydrodynamic modeling. A pre- and
post-processor for surface water modeling and design, SMS includes 2D finite
element, 2D finite difference, 3D finite element and 1D backwater modeling
tools. Supported models include the USACE-ERDC supported TABS-MD (GFGEN, RMA2,
... RMA4, SED2D-WES), ADCIRC, CGWAVE, STWAVE, M2D, HIVEL2D, and HEC-RAS models.
Comprehensive interfaces have also been developed for facilitating the use of
the FHWA commissioned analysis packages FESWMS and Bri-Stars. SMS also includes
a generic model interface, which can be used to support models which have not
been officially incorporated into the system.
The numeric models supported in SMS compute a variety of information applicable
to surface water modeling. Primary applications of the models include
calculation of water surface elevations and flow velocities for shallow water
flow problems, for both steady-state or dynamic conditions. Additional
applications include the modeling of contaminant migration, salinity intrusion,
sediment transport (scour and deposition), wave energy dispersion, wave
properties (directions, magnitudes and amplitudes) and others.
New enhancements and developments continue at the Environmental Modeling
Research Laboratory (EMRL) at Brigham Young University in cooperation with the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station (USACE-WES), and the
US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Access Constraints SMS System Requirements
SMS is a graphically based program designed to run on both UNIX X-Windows
workstations and on PCs under MS Windows. The following is a brief description
of system requirements for both platforms.
* A system running ... Microsoft Windows for Workgroups or Windows 3.1 in
enhanced mode with paging enabled (default installation)
* Super VGA Monitor
* A 486 or Pentium processor (486sx processors not supported)
* 8-32 MB of extended memory is recommended (8 MB minimum)
* Microsoft WIN32S (included with installation)
* Hard Disk Requirements:
o 3 MB for SMS executable
o 2 MB for SMS help file
o 6 MB for tutorials files
o 1 MB for analysis code files
o 1.25 MB for WIN32S
o 13.25 for total installation
* One of the following workstation platforms:
o HP 700 series
o DEC Alpha
o Silicon Graphics/Indy
What hardware/software configuration is recommended?
The following can be used as guidelines for a system recommended by the SMS
Microsoft ® Windows 95 or Windows NT
Micronics M54Hi-Plus motherboard
Intel Pentium ® 133 MHz processor
32 MB EDO RAM
Bus Logic SCSI Adapter
Quantum Atlas SCSI hard drive
Matrox MGA Milennium graphics card w/ 2MB WRAM *
Samsung Syncmaster 17GLsi monitor
other fluff (CD-ROM, sound card, etc.)
* - don't compromise on your graphics card.
Please note that we can only provide registration or assistance to USAE & USACE
users. Other interested parties should contact the Environmental Modeling
Systems Incorporated (EMS-I).
Use Constraints CHL will only provide registration or assistance to DoD/USEPA/DoE/NRC users.
Other interested parties should contact Environmental Modeling Systems
Incorporated (EMS-I), http://www.ems-i.com/ .
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