Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


McAnally, William H.

Committee Member

Martin, James L.

Committee Member

Diaz-Ramirez, Jairo N.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


The main objective of this research was to create a two dimensional and three dimensional Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code (EFDC) model using Aberdeen Pool of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway for the purpose of determining the differences in their ability to address sediment transport. These objectives were reached in the results with comparisons of water levels, sediment concentrations, shear stress, and bed change. The models produced very similar results for the majority of the sediment transport throughout both models with the overall trend being deposition except in the upper limits of the Tombigbee River. The main differences between the two models are produced from the 2D model being depth averaged and the 3D being able to transport sediment vertically. The results show the 2D model tends to erode less and deposit more whereas the 3D model tends to follow the same pattern except for less deposition with more erosion.



EFDC||sediment transport||numerical modeling