Tag: 2D Hydraulic Analysis

FHWA Publishes Reference for 2D Hydraulic Modelers

By Dusty Robinson, PE In recent years the popularity of 2D hydraulic modeling has grown, thanks in part to the fact that newer versions are easier to use and are helping modelers better communicate complex hydraulic concepts of real-world river systems. About the Expert: Dusty Robinson, PE, is a water resources engineer in Ayres’ Fort… Read More »

What is Computational Fluid Dynamics/3D Hydraulic Modeling?

By Matthew Hickox, PE Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), also known as three-dimensional (3D) hydraulic modeling, is a practical way to predict and visualize how water flows in real-world conditions – including in rivers, stormwater structures, and wastewater systems. CFD solves fundamental flow equations that describe how physical laws govern fluid motion. It also provides detail… Read More »

Benefits of 2D Modeling for River Hydraulics

By Dusty Robinson, PE Two-dimensional (2D) hydraulic models are not new to the industry; they’ve been in use for over 25 years. However, older 2D models required highly experienced users and were typically used on complex projects; the technology was expensive and cumbersome. Now, advances in computer technology and 2D modeling engines along with increased… Read More »