Application of system dynamics modeling techniques to an existing stream water quality model
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From the results of this project and report the following conclusions seem warranted:
1. The actual behavior of any real stream system, subject to a point load, is dependent on an extremely complex and integrated network of events which can occur in series or parallel.
2. The QUAL2E model considers the major events or cycles of a stream system in a fully integrated manner, offers the user many configuration options, and provides for a wealth of essential output data. The documentation provides reasonable explanation as to the means by which the model simulates a stream system. The QUAL2E model can be executed successfully by the first time user with minimal effort.
3. The DYNAMO model can be effectively invoked through the use of differential equations that can be translated into suitable DYNAMO expressions. The model is easy to learn and can be executed by the first time user with minimal effort.
4. Input parameters and initial conditions for the both the QUAL2E and DYNAMO models were reasonable for the purpose intended. That being the comparison of the behavior of the two systems.
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