Robust EcoHydraulic 3D Modeling Tools for Rivers with Complex Instream Structures


Funding Opportunity ID:291892
Opportunity Number:BOR-DO-17-N017
Opportunity Title:Robust EcoHydraulic 3D Modeling Tools for Rivers with Complex Instream Structures
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.560
Eligible Applicants:Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code:DOI-BOR
Agency Name:Department of the Interior
Bureau of Reclamation
Posted Date:Feb 17, 2017
Close Date:Mar 03, 2017
Last Updated Date:Feb 17, 2017
Award Ceiling: $180,000
Award Floor: $180,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description:Eecohydraulics was identified among the top priority list for research at Reclamation because of its pivotal importance to the success of river management. Computer model development was identified to rapidly quantify the impact of natural and manmade structures ubiquitous in rivers and streams. The objective of this project is to build upon the previous experience and develop a novel immersed boundary method (IBM) into U2RANS. Through this cooperative agreement, Recipient will develop and implement an immersed boundary method into the U2RANS model used by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The scope of work for this project includes the development of an algorithm and coding in the U2RANS model, verification and validation of the code, and application examples to real in-stream structures on the Trinity River. Through this research, an easy-to-apply, stable, and robust 3D model (U2RANS) will be developed and made available to engineers to address a wide range of eco-hydraulic issues. The end product, a new version of U2RANS with IBM capability, will be run on desktop PCs and freely available to water managers and the public.
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