The process by which a model moves from an unrealistic set of initial conditions to
more realistic results that represent a solution that is not strongly influenced by the
To estimate spin-up, calculate the time for a wave to travel the length of the mesh
The speed of the gravity wave is calculated as
S = gh
S = wave speed
g = gravity
h = depth
A simulation in which the boundary conditions are static. The variables being
investigated do not change with time. SED2D considers the steady state simulation
time as hour zero.
Predecessor to the SED2D numerical model.
That part of the sediment load which is suspended sediment.
See Sediment load
Sediment that is carried in suspension by the turbulent components of the fluid or by
See concentration of sediment
(SI) Formally named in 1960 by an international general conference on weights and
measures. This system provides exact definitions of the metric system units for the
fields of science and industry.
The TABS-MD Modeling System is comprised of four main programs: GFGEN,
RMA2, RMA4, and SED2D. Maintained by US Army ERDC-WES-CHL
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