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Summary of FESWMS-2DH

       feswms-2dh - Finite-element surface-water modeling system for two-
                    dimensional flow in the horizontal plane

       FESWMS-2DH is a modular set of computer programs that simulates two-
       dimensional, depth-integrated, surface-water flows. FESWMS-2DH
       consists of an input data preparation program (DINMOD(1)), flow
       model (FLOMOD(1)), simulation output analysis program (ANOMOD(1)),
       and graphics conversion program (HPPLOT(1)). The programs have been
       developed to analyze flow at bridge crossings where complicated
       hydraulic conditions exist, although they may be applied to many
       types of steady or unsteady flow problems.  Shallow rivers, flood
       plains, estuaries, and coastal seas are examples of surface-water
       bodies in which flows may be essentially two-dimensional in the
       horizontal plane.

       FESWMS-2DH is written in Fortran 77 with the following extensions:
       use of variable names longer than 6 characters, mixed character and
       non-character variables in common blocks, use of explicit length
       declarations (INTEGER*2, INTEGER*4, REAL*4), include files, and
       reference to compiler-dependent system date and time routines.
       Graphics are coded using Computer Associates' DISSPLA library
       references.  Generally, the program is easily installed on most
       computer systems that have access to the DISSPLA graphics library or
       if the graphics are disabled by the user modifying the code.  The
       code has been used on UNIX-based computers.

       Froehlich, D.C., 1989, HW031.D - Finite Element Surface-Water
          Modeling System: Two-Dimensional Flow in a Horizontal
          Plane--Users Manual: Federal Highway Administration Report FHWA-
          RD-88-177, 285 p.

       Lee, J.K., and Froehlich, D.C., 1989, HW031.X, research report:
          Federal Highway Administration Report.

          U.S. Geological Survey
          Office of Surface Water
          Janice M. Fulford
          Building 2101
          Stennis Space Center, MS 39529

          U.S. Geological Survey
          Hydrologic Analysis Software Support Program
          437 National Center
          Reston, VA 20192

       Official versions of U.S. Geological Survey water-resources analysis
       software are available for electronic retrieval via the World Wide
       Web (WWW) at:


       and via anonymous File Transfer Protocol (FTP) from:

         (path: /pub/software).

       The WWW page and anonymous FTP directory from which the FESWMS
       software can be retrieved are, respectively:


       The program and documentation are also available with limited
       support for a nominal fee from:

       The Center for Microcomputers in Transportation (McTrans)
          University of Florida
          512 Weil Hall
          Gainesville, FL 32611

          (352) 392-0378

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