2D Flow Modeling with SMS
Method:1D/2D Finite Element
Developer:U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
Why RMA2 with SMS?
SMS provides a custom interface to the RMA2 model offering a simple way to set model parameters and a graphical user interface to run the model and visualize the results. Gather background data from a variety of sources from GIS to CAD and access online data from numerous databases of maps, images, and elevation data. SMS allows you to interact with models in true 3D taking advantage of optimized OpenGL graphics and to create photo-realistic renderings and animations for PowerPoint, print, and web presentations.
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RMA2 is a hydrodynamic modeling code that supports subcritical flow analysis, including wetting and drying and marsh porosity models. It is part of the TABS analysis package written by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station (USACE-WES). The methods of analysis used by the TABS codes along with their file formats and input parameters are described in their own documents. SMS supports both pre- and post-processing for RMA2. A mesh for use with RMA2 is created and edited in SMS using the Mesh Module. The modeling parameters required by RMA2 are generated and applied to the mesh using commands grouped in the RMA2 menu. Post processing of solution data generated by RMA2 is done using the generic visualization tools of SMS.