Beach fx

Beach-fx is a event-based simulation model built and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). It is intended to evaluate shore protection projects based upon their physical performance and economic costs and benefits. The Beach-fx modeling software is based upon Monte Carlo life cycle simulation and a Geographic Information System (GIS) framework. The model combines meterology, coastal engineering and economic analyses.

Developer
USACE
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to www.erdc.usace.army.mil
Spatial Resolution
The modeled region is divided into reaches, where a reach is a section of coast that can be defined by constant shore parameters.
Temporal Resolution
The time step is user specified and on the order of days. The simulation duration is on the order of years.
Outputs
Outputs include expected shoreline damage and economic valuation of management strategies.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
coastal
Inclusion of Climate Change
Climate conditions are explicitly incorporated through model storm input parameters.
Geographic Region
coast
Data Requirements
data provided by the user
Source Code Availability
closed source
Dimensions
3d
Computational Burden
medium
Scenario Modeling
batch mode described
Coding Language
GUI
Operating System
windows
Mathematical Approach
simulation
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
1-Aug-09
User Manual
go to documentation at s3.amazonaws.com