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The Hydrodynamic, Sediment, and Contaminant Transport Model (HSCTM2D) is a finite element modeling system for simulating two-dimensional, vertically-integrated, surface water flow (typically riverine or estuarine hydrodynamics), sediment transport, and contaminant transport.

The modeling system consists of two modules, one for hydrodynamic modeling (HYDRO2D) and the other for sediment and contaminant transport modeling (CS2D). One example problem is included. The HSCTM2D modeling system may be used to simulate both short term (less than 1 year) and long term scour and/or sedimentation rates and contaminant transport and fate in vertically well mixed bodies of water. 

Current Version: 1.01
Release Date: November 1998
Development Status: General Release
Development Information: Release Notes - changes and known deficiencies
Operating System: 16-bit MS-DOS
Development Language: FORTRAN
Intended Audience: Environmental Scientist/Biologist
Key Words: hydrology, sediment, contaminant, transport, finite element model, river, estuary
Related Web Sites: None Available
Text Files (ASCII Format)
File Name File Description
ABSTRACT.TXT Summary of functions, theory, and applicability.
README.TXT Important installation and usage information.
Download Files
File Type /
File Name /
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File Description
Install /
Self-extracting Executable /
8.4 MB
Setup file for version 1.01 of the HSCTM2D system. INSTALHC.EXE must be executed from DOS or a DOS command prompt. Setup file includes documentation. See README.TXT for important installation instructions.
Document /
USERMANU.PDF HSCTM-2D, A Finite Element Model for Depth-Averaged Hydrodynamics, Sediment and Contaminant Transport