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Published in Hydraulic Engineering: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions: Proceedings of the Hydraulic Engineering sessions at Water Forum ’92. Baltimore, Maryland, August 2–6, 1992. Published by American Society of Civil Engineers.


MAC3D is a finite-volume computer code that uses MacCormack's method to calculate three-dimensional incompressible flow on staggered Marker-and-Cell grids. The code accepts nonuniform, nonorthogonal grids for any curvilinear domain that can be mapped onto a single rectangular block. It is applicable for free-surface flow at low Froude number, and for confined flow in general. Computed results from MAC3D are presented for laminar flow in channels with internal obstacles and curved boundaries.