Tag: 2D Modeling

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 »

2D Modeling Provides Simple Route to Erosion/Sedimentation Forecasts

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. 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 »