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Hydraulics Engineering - Archived Software Descriptions
Some of the software listed below is available for downloading at this site as zipped files or self extracting zip files. This software may be copied and used without restriction.
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HY8 Culvert Analysis version 7.1 (Archived)
The BRI-STARS (BRIdge Stream Tube model for Alluvial River Simulation) model is a generalized semi-two-dimensional water and sediment-routing computer model that includes an integrated graphical interface. The model can be used to solve complicated river engineering problems with limited data and resources and is capable of computing alluvial scour/deposition for subcritical, supercritical, or a combination of water surface profiles that pass through critical depth.
Unlike conventional water and sediment routing models, it is also capable of simulating the channel widening/narrowing phenomenon as well as local scour due to highway encroachments. It contains a subset of Federal Highway Administration's WSPRO subroutines for computing bridge hydraulics. The BRI-STARS software and associated manuals will be of particular interest to hydraulic engineers, bridge engineers, and fluvial geomorphologist involved with bridge scour evaluations, and modeling of general scour in alluvial streams in the vicinity of bridge crossings and highway encroachments. BRI-STARS is particularly useful for evaluating sites where contraction scour and/or effects of in-stream mining activities are a concern.
The BRI-STARS Software is available as an installable executable. The installation includes the program, sample data files, and utility programs.
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