Corps Shoaling Analysis Tool (CSAT)
The CSAT calculates channel shoaling volumes using historical channel surveys and uses the shoaling rates to predict future dredging volumes. Shoaling rate grids can be used to identify hot spots or areas of increased sedimentation. The volume tables that quantify the amount of sediment needing to be dredged at depth and time increments also support decision making that will maximize the use of dredging funds and minimize disruption to vessel traffic through the navigation channels.
CSAT 1.0.x was run using a Matlab executable file and requires survey upload through eHydro for the channel. CSAT 2.0.x migrated from Matlab to using Python instead. CSAT is being developed jointly by CIRP and the Asset Management (AM) program.
Updated 05 Aug 2020
- Remove existing Anaconda/Python2 or previous programs
- Install Anaconda/Python3 (3.7 or greater)
- Get the python code here - CSAT 2.2 Distribution (zip)
- Follow the instructions found in the included Word documents:
- "CSAT_py_directions_CORPS.docx" -- for Corps Employees using an ACEIT network connection.
- "CSAT_py_directions.nonCORPS.docx" -- for all other users.
- Example input/output files are available for download from here - https://rdedrivepub.erdc.dren.mil/usr/csat
- When prompted for a password for the share, enter "CSAT" (without quotes).
- 1. CorpsNet (USACE) users MUST Install Matlab Runtime 2017a from the app portal - ACEIT App Portal page
- 2. Other users skip this step and proceed to Model files
- FY19 Technical Report - Corps Shoaling Analysis Tool: Predicting Channel Shoaling
- FY17 Technical Report - Identification of Alternatives to Reduce Shoaling in the Lower Matagorda Ship Channel, Texas
- FY15 Conference Paper - Quantitative Approach to Navigation Channels Asset Management
- Fact Sheet can be downloaded from here
- Web mapping application to view the CSAT generated shoaling rate grid for the USACE coastal channels can be accessed from here
- User Guide is in progress
US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
Coastal and Hydraulics Lab (CHL)