St. Francis Dam Break Analysis Using FLOW-3D
FLOW-3D has the ability to seamlessly synchronize full 3D solutions for the modeling of catastrophic dam break events with the shallow water equation model commonly used to simulate the long range propagation of flood waves. In this webinar we will use the well-documented St. Francis Dam failure to illustrate:
- How fully three dimensional hydrodynamic solutions in the dam near field are obtained at very reasonable computational costs.
- How it is critical to capture the complex initial (and multiple) transitions between super-critical and sub-critical flow regimes in order to determine accurate downstream flood wave heights.
- FLOW-3D's shallow water model wave height and arrival time sensitivity to mesh refinement.
- FLOW-3D's shallow water model wave height and arrival time sensitivity to drag coefficient/surface roughness.
- How FLOW-3D's General Moving Object model can be used to evaluate the distance traveled by broken segments of the dam as they are lifted downstream and float to their resting positions.
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In these webinars, Flow Science engineers demonstrate FLOW-3D's unique modeling capabilities to accurately simulate various CFD industrial applications. The newest webinars are listed first.
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