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Chad Ballard

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  1. Chad Ballard

    plot wizard current direction versus time

    Amy, If the dataset is a vector dataset then you can split it into its components (direction and magnitude) by right clicking on the dataset and selecting "vectors to scalars..." option. You can then use the time series plot type in the plot wizard to plot the values for the new direction dataset. Chad
  2. Chad Ballard

    Assigning boundary condition into the model

    Vera, RMA2 might not be the best model to use in this situation. Have you looked into the coastal circulation models supported by SMS? ADCIRC and CMS Flow are the two that come to mind. There are also some options to couple wave models like STWAVE or CMS Wave to model the interaction of waves and circulation.
  3. Chad Ballard

    help in FESWMS

    I do not know of a specific sediment tutorial for FESWMS but there are some resources out there to find out more about the options within SMS. You can also look at the FESWMS manual for even more details. Here are some links to our wiki page and other posts that might be of help. http://www.xmswiki.com/xms/SMS:FESWMS http://www.xmswiki.com/xms/SMS:FESWMS_Sediment_Control http://aquaveo.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=332&hl= Chad
  4. Chad Ballard

    flood maps based on Dam Break scenario

    Mr. Raiz Roland Robert, I can help you find a solution to your modeling problem. Please contact me at cballard@aquaveo.com to discuss details of your situation further. Best regards, Chad Ballard
  5. Chad Ballard

    Output file of STWAVE

    It looks like Rusty has responded to this question already in your previous post http://aquaveo.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=856
  6. Chad Ballard

    Rma2 wind

    SMS reads values larger than 360 degrees however these values correspond to a value between 0 and 360 degrees (ie. 540 degrees = 180 degrees) so there is no need to enter in any values greater than 360. The degree is measured from the positive x-axis counterclockwise. This makes straight up 90 degrees (or 450 or 810, etc) You may check what units RMA2 is looking for by opening the .bc file and checking the BWC Card. The second value is the IWMX flag and as stated in the manual this value corresponds to the units: 0 = miles/hour 1 = meters/second I believe by default this value is set to 1 meaning the winds would be entered in m/s but can be changed to 0 for mph if desired. The .bc file generated by SMS can be opened in a text editor like notepad.
  7. Chad Ballard

    Help me some basic problem in STWAVE - SMS 10.0

    You may save a model at anytime and I would recommend doing it often since there is not an "undo" button.
  8. Chad Ballard

    Ploting Problem

    Please feel free to contact us at Tech Support to get this issue resolved. I ran a test case and did not run into the same issue and would like to investigate the problem further. Please email us at support@aquaveo.com
  9. Chad Ballard

    problems with leprovost

    Most likley the problem is that SMS cannot find the LeProvost database. Check the Preferences under the edit menu. Under the File Locations tab there is a file location listing for the LeProvost Tidal database. Check and make sure that the database is at this location. If it is missing it can be downloaded here: http://sms.aquaveo.com/leprovost.zip
  10. Chad Ballard

    Problem Saving 2dm file

    SMS can only be run on your local machine and not sharing files over a server. If you wish to share files with others over a network you will have to copy the files to your local hard drive then run them and make any changes then replace them again on the server. The errors you are getting are because of this. SMS was not designed to be shared over a network with multiple users running the same files and you will run into errors like you have. The project files can be uploaded and shared over a network like any other file but when running SMS and its models be sure everything is copied to you local drive.
  11. Chad Ballard

    Project File Format

    No, the tutorial is incorrect and I apologize for the confusion. In order to read the project file (.sms) you will need a HDF file viewer. The project file used to be a text file but has since been upgraded to improve the performance of the software.
  12. Chad Ballard

    Outputting Pictures

    Ian, You can experiment with the Copy to Clipboard scale factor in the General tab in the display options. The higher this factor the greater the resolution. We have found however that most machines get an error if you set this scale factor much higher than 3 or 4 but feel free to experiment and hopefully you can find something that works for your publication. Chad XMS Technical support support@aquaveo.com
  13. Chad Ballard

    Variable Input on Wavemaker in BOUSS2D

    Joel, Time Series data can by inputted manually with a ts1 file. The format for this file can be found in the BOUSS2D documentation in Appendix D. If you select the cell string and assign a Wave Maker BC, in the Options (BOUSS2D Wave Generator Properties) you may specify where this file is located. You may also synthesize using the options in this dialog. Regards, Chad Ballard
  14. Chad Ballard

    Updating Pumping Data

    Bruce, How many wells do you have in your model? Chad
  15. Chad Ballard

    Allocation of arrays X, Z, IX and XMS failed

    Is your model transient? Selecting this option could cause problems in transient models. See this site for a little more detail if this is the case http://xmswiki.com/wiki/GMS:Output_Control
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