Dredging Operations and

Environmental Research

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Particle Tracking Model (PTM)

Particle Tracking Model

Introduction

The Particle Tracking Model (PTM) is a Lagrangian particle tracker designed to allow the user to simulate particle transport processes. PTM has been developed for application to dredging and coastal projects including dredged material dispersion and fate, sediment pathway and fate, and constituent transport. The model contains algorithms that appropriately represent transport, settling, deposition, mixing, and resuspension processes in nearshore wave/current conditions. It uses waves and currents developed through other models and input directly to PTM as forcing functions. PTM Version 2.0 operates in the Surface-water Modeling System (SMS) interface (v10.1). The model is funded through two ERDC research programs, the Coastal Inlets Research Program (CIRP) and the Dredging Operations and Environmental Research (DOER) Program.

PTM Example
Example
PTM Large Photo
Example

Fact Sheet and More Information

PTM Fact Sheet
Articles

For detailed information about the Particle Tracking Model interface visit the SMS:PTM Wiki.

Points of Contact

DOER Contact:
  • DOER Contact:
  • >> Tahirih Lackey
  • Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory
  • Engineer Research and Development Center
  • 3909 Halls Ferry Rd. Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180
  • Voice: (601) 634-3552
  • Fax: (601) 634-4314
CIRP Contact:
  • CIRP Contact:
  • >> Honghai Li
  • Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory
  • Engineer Research and Development Center
  • 3909 Halls Ferry Rd. Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180
  • Voice: (601) 634-2840

Last updated on 7/10/2019.