Surface-water Model System License Renewal Agreement

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(266)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Solicitation Number: 1316
Partners: CA, IADOT, KY, MN, NY, PADOT, TX
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2018
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $86,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Kornel Kerenyi
kornel.kerenyi@dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-3142
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Larry Arneson
Larry.Arneson@dot.gov
Phone: 720-963-3200
Study Champion(s): Chao Huang
c.huang.ctr@dot.gov
Phone: 202--493-3098
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Ray Tritt Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Ray Tritt Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Ray Tritt Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Dave Claman Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2012 $6,000.00 Ron Matar Bob Lewis 502-564-3730 Bob.Lewis@ky.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Lisa Sayler Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
New York State Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Wayne Gannett Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Crystal Newcomer Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Amy Ronnfeldt Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov

Study Description

The Surface-water Model System (SMS) is a graphical user interface (GUI) for FHWA’s FST2DH finite element two-dimensional depth averaged surface-water program used to model water surface elevations and velocities in floodplains, at highway crossings, and at structures (bridges, culverts, weirs, and bridge piers). SMS and FST2DH are used to model flows in riverine and tidal environments. The program is a graphical user interface (GUI) used to construct, edit, and display finite element networks used in hydraulic modeling, and to view the results. As such, SMS is considered a pre- and post-processor for two-dimensional hydraulic models.

SMS is a GUI for a number of advanced hydraulic models. It allows for the efficient and accurate creation of finite element networks and data files associated with the hydraulic models it supports. It also readily helps the user visualize the results in a number of easily understandable formats such as contours of water surface elevation, velocity, and many other important hydraulic outputs.

SMS supports a number of hydraulic models such as FST2DH, TUFLOW, RMA-2, and a number of models more specific to the coastal environment. These models can perform both steady (riverine) and unsteady (hydrograph and coastal) flow modeling to provide hydraulic analyses of highway crossings and structures.

Computation of two-dimensional depths and flow velocities allow for better representations of flow patterns through and around structures over the results that are generated from one-dimensional hydraulic models. For this reason, SMS and FST2DH are used by FHWA and many state DOTs to perform the hydraulic analysis of complicated or unusual hydraulic structures or environments so that the results can be visualized in a robust and easily understood manner.

In the past FHWA has been the sole source of funds to pay for the license agreement with the program developer Aquaveo, LLC. The current licensing agreement provides full access to the hydraulic modeling capabilities required by most State Departments of Transportation. Equivalent licenses obtained individually would cost more than $7500 per user.

Objectives

The objective of these pooled funds is to re-new the SMS license agreement for another five years and continue to provide licenses of the software to all Federal and State Department of Transportation employees.

Scope of Work

The Federal Highway Administration will serve as the coordinator for this pooled-fund project. State DOT's will be solicited for their interest and participation in renewing the free SMS license to State DOT employees.

Person Developing the Problem Statement

Larry Arneson, PhD, P.E., D.WRE

Principal Hydraulic Engineer

Federal Highway Administration, Resource Center

12300 West Dakota Avenue

Lakewood, CO 80228

larry.arneson@dot.gov

Comments

Suggested contribution: $10,000 per partner; annually.

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Final Report for Two-Dimensional Hydraulic Modeling for Highways in the River Environment https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/engineering/hydraulics/library_arc.cfm?pub_number=213&id=173 Final Report Public
Acceptance Memo TPF-5(266) TPF-5(266).pdf Memorandum Public
Progress Report: April - June 2012 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Apr to Jun 2012.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: July - September 2012 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Jul to Sep 2012.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: October - December 2012 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Oct to Dec 2012.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: January - March 2013 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Jan to Mar 2013.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: April - June 2013 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Apr to Jun 2013.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: July - September 2013 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Jul to Sep 2013.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: October - December 2013 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Oct to Dec 2013.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: January - March 2014 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Jan to Mar 2014.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: April - June 2014 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Apr to Jun 2014.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: July - September 2014 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Jul to Sep 2014.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: October - December 2014 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Oct to Dec 2014.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: January - March 2015 Progress for TPF-5(266) from January - March 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: April - June 2015 Progress for TPF-5(266) from April - June 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: July - September 2015 Progress for TPF-5(266) from July-September 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: October - December 2015 Progress for TPF-5(266) from October-December 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: January - March 2016 Progress for TPF-5(266) from January-March 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: April - June 2016 Progress for TPF-5(266) from April-June 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: July - September 2016 Progress for TPF-5(266) from July-September 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: October - December 2016 Progress for TPF-5(266) from October-December 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: January - March 2017 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Jan to Mar 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: April - June 2017 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Apr to Jun 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: July - September 2017 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Jul to Sept 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: October - December 2017 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Oct to Dec 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: January - March 2018 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Jan to Mar 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: April - June 2018 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Apr to Jun 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: July - September 2018 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Jul to Sept 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: October - December 2018 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Oct to Dec 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Surface-water Model System License Renewal Agreement SMS PoolFund_Statement v2.docx Solicitation Public

Surface-water Model System License Renewal Agreement

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(266)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Solicitation Number: 1316
Partners: CA, IADOT, KY, MN, NY, PADOT, TX
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2018
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $86,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Kornel Kerenyi
kornel.kerenyi@dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-3142
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Larry Arneson
Larry.Arneson@dot.gov
Phone: 720-963-3200
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Ray Tritt Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Ray Tritt Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Ray Tritt Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Dave Claman Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2012 $6,000.00 Ron Matar Bob Lewis 502-564-3730 Bob.Lewis@ky.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Lisa Sayler Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
New York State Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Wayne Gannett Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Crystal Newcomer Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Amy Ronnfeldt Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov

Study Description

Study Description

The Surface-water Model System (SMS) is a graphical user interface (GUI) for FHWA’s FST2DH finite element two-dimensional depth averaged surface-water program used to model water surface elevations and velocities in floodplains, at highway crossings, and at structures (bridges, culverts, weirs, and bridge piers). SMS and FST2DH are used to model flows in riverine and tidal environments. The program is a graphical user interface (GUI) used to construct, edit, and display finite element networks used in hydraulic modeling, and to view the results. As such, SMS is considered a pre- and post-processor for two-dimensional hydraulic models.

SMS is a GUI for a number of advanced hydraulic models. It allows for the efficient and accurate creation of finite element networks and data files associated with the hydraulic models it supports. It also readily helps the user visualize the results in a number of easily understandable formats such as contours of water surface elevation, velocity, and many other important hydraulic outputs.

SMS supports a number of hydraulic models such as FST2DH, TUFLOW, RMA-2, and a number of models more specific to the coastal environment. These models can perform both steady (riverine) and unsteady (hydrograph and coastal) flow modeling to provide hydraulic analyses of highway crossings and structures.

Computation of two-dimensional depths and flow velocities allow for better representations of flow patterns through and around structures over the results that are generated from one-dimensional hydraulic models. For this reason, SMS and FST2DH are used by FHWA and many state DOTs to perform the hydraulic analysis of complicated or unusual hydraulic structures or environments so that the results can be visualized in a robust and easily understood manner.

In the past FHWA has been the sole source of funds to pay for the license agreement with the program developer Aquaveo, LLC. The current licensing agreement provides full access to the hydraulic modeling capabilities required by most State Departments of Transportation. Equivalent licenses obtained individually would cost more than $7500 per user.

Objectives

The objective of these pooled funds is to re-new the SMS license agreement for another five years and continue to provide licenses of the software to all Federal and State Department of Transportation employees.

Scope of Work

The Federal Highway Administration will serve as the coordinator for this pooled-fund project. State DOT's will be solicited for their interest and participation in renewing the free SMS license to State DOT employees.

Person Developing the Problem Statement

Larry Arneson, PhD, P.E., D.WRE

Principal Hydraulic Engineer

Federal Highway Administration, Resource Center

12300 West Dakota Avenue

Lakewood, CO 80228

larry.arneson@dot.gov

Comments

Suggested contribution: $10,000 per partner; annually.

Title File/Link Type Private
Final Report for Two-Dimensional Hydraulic Modeling for Highways in the River Environment Final Report Public
Acceptance Memo TPF-5(266) TPF-5(266).pdf Memorandum Public
Progress Report: April - June 2012 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Apr to Jun 2012.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: July - September 2012 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Jul to Sep 2012.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: October - December 2012 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Oct to Dec 2012.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: January - March 2013 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Jan to Mar 2013.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: April - June 2013 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Apr to Jun 2013.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: July - September 2013 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Jul to Sep 2013.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: October - December 2013 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Oct to Dec 2013.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: January - March 2014 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Jan to Mar 2014.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: April - June 2014 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Apr to Jun 2014.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: July - September 2014 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Jul to Sep 2014.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: October - December 2014 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Oct to Dec 2014.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: January - March 2015 Progress for TPF-5(266) from January - March 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: April - June 2015 Progress for TPF-5(266) from April - June 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: July - September 2015 Progress for TPF-5(266) from July-September 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: October - December 2015 Progress for TPF-5(266) from October-December 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: January - March 2016 Progress for TPF-5(266) from January-March 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: April - June 2016 Progress for TPF-5(266) from April-June 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: July - September 2016 Progress for TPF-5(266) from July-September 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: October - December 2016 Progress for TPF-5(266) from October-December 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: January - March 2017 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Jan to Mar 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: April - June 2017 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Apr to Jun 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: July - September 2017 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Jul to Sept 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: October - December 2017 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Oct to Dec 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: January - March 2018 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Jan to Mar 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: April - June 2018 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Apr to Jun 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: July - September 2018 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Jul to Sept 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: October - December 2018 Progress for TPF-5(266) from Oct to Dec 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Title File/Link Type Private
Surface-water Model System License Renewal Agreement SMS PoolFund_Statement v2.docx Solicitation Public

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