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Title: Sandia National Laboratories Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code V. 1 0.0 (Beta)

The DOE has funded Sandia National Labs (SNL) to develop an open-source modeling tool to guide the design and layout of marine hydrokinetic (MHK) arrays to maximize power production while minimizing environmental effects. This modeling framework simulates flows through and around MHK arrays while quantifying environmental responses. As an augmented version of US EPA's Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code (EFDC), SNL-EFDC includes: (1) a new module that simulates energy conversion (momentum withdrawal) by MHK devices with commensurate changes in the turbulent kinetic energy and its dissipation rate, (2) new, advanced sediment dynamics routines, and (3) augmented water quality modules.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1242511
Report Number(s):
SNL-EFDC V. 1 0.0 BETA; 004600MLTPL00
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Software
Software Revision:
00
Software Package Number:
004600
Software CPU:
MLTPL
Open Source:
Yes
Source Code Available:
Yes
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Contributing Orgs:
Chris Chartrand, Scott James, Craig Jones
Country of Publication:
United States

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