Subdomain Modeling in ADCIRC

What is it? An exact reanalysis technique for storm surge and tides that enables the assessment of local subdomain changes with less computational effort than would be required by a complete resimulation of the full domain. So long as the subdomain is large enough to fully contain the altered hydrodynamics, changes may be made and simulations performed within it without the need to calculate new boundary values.

Subdomain modeling is now built into the official ADCIRC release, beginning with v51.42 (as of Jan 28, 2015).

Subdomain ADCIRC+SWAN v53

User guide: sa-guide-17.pdf
Python 2 scripts: sa-scripts-17.tar.gz Or, get the guide and scripts from github: https://github.com/ncsu-ce/subdomainPy

Other tools for working with subdomains

Web-based interface: http://adcirc.io
SMT documentation and source: https://github.com/atdyer/SMT
Windows version: http://www4.ncsu.edu/~atdyer/smt-windows/

References

  1. Baugh, J., Altuntas, A., Dyer, T., & Simon, J. (2015). An exact reanalysis technique for storm surge and tides in a geographic region of interest. Coastal Engineering, 97, 60-77. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2014.12.003

  2. Dyer, T., & Baugh, J. (2016). SMT: An interface for localized storm surge modeling. Advances in Engineering Software, 92, 27-39. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advengsoft.2015.10.003

  3. Baugh, J., & Altuntas, A. (2016). Modeling a discrete wet-dry algorithm for hurricane storm surge in Alloy. In ABZ 2016, LNCS 9675: International Conference on Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, and Z (pp. 256-261). Springer International Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33600-8_18

  4. Dyer, A. T. (2013). An interface for subdomain modeling using a novel range search algorithm for extracting arbitrary shapes (Master's thesis). NC State University, Raleigh, NC. Retrieved from http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/9329

  5. Altuntas, A. (2012). Downscaling storm surge models for engineering applications (Master's thesis). NC State University, Raleigh, NC. Retrieved from http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/8035

  6. Simon, J. S. (2011). A Computational approach for local storm surge modeling (Master's thesis). NC State University, Raleigh, NC. Retrieved from http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/7179

Contact

For more information about subdomain modeling in ADCIRC, contact John Baugh at NC State University.

Last updated: Sun Feb 5, 2017