Tag: 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 »

Another Award Shines Spotlight on US 34 Flood Repair Project

John Hunt William deRosset The Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers (CASFM) added its voice to those praising the results of the US 34 permanent repairs, awarding the project its 2019 Engineering Excellence Grand Award. The project provided permanent repairs to the US 34 corridor along the Big Thompson River near Loveland, Colorado. The… 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 »