Tag: Hydraulic Analysis

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 »

Battling Bridge Scour with Research, Inspections, and Training

Some of the most important foundational elements of a bridge are its least visible – the abutments, piers, piles, and footings submerged under the waterline. That’s where bridge inspectors look for scour – the erosion of soil surrounding a bridge foundation (piers and abutments). Bridge scour occurs when fast-moving water around a bridge removes sediment… Read More »