MS Civil Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
Fine-Scale Modeling, Flood Risk, Green Infrastructure, Hydraulic Flood Modeling
Flood control; Hydraulic models; Sustainable engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering | Hydraulic Engineering
This paper outlines the development of an enhanced hydraulic flood model that uses a fine-scale grid to analyze significant areas of flooding for improved flood predictions and resiliency planning. This study modeled the extent of Atlantic City and Camden, New Jersey. The capabilities of the model were compared to coarser national models, HAZUS-MH and SLOSH, to understand the significance of fine-scale hydraulic modeling. The results illustrated that the HAZUS and SLOSH models showed gaps in some areas and lacked accuracy due to lower resolution. This paper also describes how these developed models show the impacts of severe storms, and the effects of Green Infrastructure (GI) implementation as resiliency methods using SWMM. Overall, the models with GI show a decrease of peak runoff and decreased flow due to the GI implementation. The results and benefits from this study's simulation and modeling techniques support modeling storms using high-resolution hydraulic programs due to their precision. This research will allow coastal community members to understand the significance of fine-scale flood modeling and green infrastructure implementation with more advanced techniques in the future for resiliency planning.
Miller, Katie M., "The significance of a high resolution 2D hydraulic model including green infrastructure for assessment of coastal community vulnerability and resilience" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 2390.