Tag: 2D Modeling
The road to river erosion and sedimentation predictions sometimes takes you through the world of sediment transport modeling. These days 2D hydraulic modeling often provides a simpler, less costly route to robust results.
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 »
By John Hunt, PE In September 2013 a flood devastated parts of Colorado, taking lives, destroying homes, and damaging critical infrastructure and transportation networks. The flooding was especially crippling to many mountain corridors north of Denver, where hundreds of miles of road were washed out, cutting off access to many small mountain towns. Among the… Read More »