CIRP productivity and investment in technology transfer can be evaluated by reference to
Figs 3 and 4. The first of these figures plots major publications since 1996. As of March 2002,
42 technical notes have been published. Journal articles (11 published to present) are considered
essential for obtaining independent peer review of CIRP technology and to demonstrate that the
program is at the state of the art. The CIRP has published 14 technical reports and conducted
11 major workshops since its inception in 1996.
Fig. 4 plots CIRP investment in interface development for its numerous models and analytic
tools. The Surfacewater Modeling System (SMS; Zundel 2000) is the interface for multi-
dimensional models. Decision-support tools and simpler models not dependent on output from
other models have stand-alone PC interfaces. Several models and tools listed in Fig. 4 are
SMS, ADCIRC, Steering Module,
M2D, STWAVE, SHOALS Toolbox
SBAS, HyPAS, Inlets Online,
Reservoir Model, Infilling Model,
Fig. 3. Annual publications and workshops.
The CIRP's publications are posted on its
web site (Fig. 5), often in draft form prior to
the release of final versions. Publications
include technical reports, journal articles,
Engineering Technical Notes (CHETN's).
Electronic versions of technical reports and
some journal/conference papers in PDF format
can be downloaded. The CIRP web site also
includes case study applications of major CIRP
numerical modeling technologies together with
several simple online applications, announce-
ments of upcoming workshops, summaries of
past technology transfer events, and planned
Fig. 5. CIRP home page --
research activities of the CIRP.