Garrison Dam Spillway & Outlet Works CFD Workshop
Flow Science is pleased to offer a CFD workshop specifically built around the case study of the publicly available Garrison Dam Spillway and Outlet Works technical memorandum 2-431 (WES-Technical-Memorandum-No.-2-431).
This online workshop is designed exclusively for USACE staff interested in learning more about how these types of hydraulic control structures can be efficiently and accurately modeled with CFD methods using FLOW-3D HYDRO.
- December 8 – 9, 2022
- 12:00pm – 3:30pm ET (9:00am – 12:30pm PT)
Who Should Attend? What Will You Learn?
Leadership are encouraged to attend sessions 1 and 5. These sessions focus on demonstrating that CFD analysis using FLOW-3D HYDRO is incredibly accurate, versatile and robust, and at the same time highly accessible to any water resource engineer.
Water resource engineers specializing in hydraulic structures including levees, dams and spillways will find the information provided in this workshop particularly relevant to their understanding of how CFD methods can help with design and analysis work. There is no need for any prior CFD experience to attend the hands-on training session.
CFD modelers will gain advanced understanding on how to optimize workflow and use targeted modeling strategies to improve the speed, accuracy and consistency of their models.
- Session 1 (Dec. 8, 12:00pm – 1:30pm ET): Garrison Dam spillway CFD analysis summary: Methods, results & lessons learned
- Brief introduction to FLOW-3D HYDRO and Flow Science
- Garrison Dam CFD analysis methodology: overview of available modeling strategies
- Model setup demonstration
- Geometry, physical model selection, meshing, boundary conditions, and numerical options.
- Lessons from the case study
- Session 2 (Dec. 8, 2:00pm – 3:30pm ET): Hands-on A-Z training: Spillway model setup, execution and post-processing
- A-Z follow-along session on how to set up your model
- Post-processing results
No prior experience of CFD modeling is required, however to run your CFD model, you should be working on a computer with a dedicated graphics card, at least 8 CPU cores and 32Gb of memory. You will also need a 64-bit Windows 10 installation and an external mouse (not a touchpad device). To learn more, visit our Supported Platforms page.
- Session 3 (Dec. 9, 12:00pm – 1:30pm ET): Modeling strategies, run times and parameter sensitivity analysis
- Validation and results exploration
- Mesh refinement
- Numerical parameter selection
- Moving from simple model setup to full 3D complexity
- Automation tools to accelerate workflows
- Hardware considerations: laptops, workstations and high-performance computing
- Validation and results exploration
- Session 4 (Dec. 9, 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET): Use of auxiliary CFD models: Analysis of Garrison Dam flood control tunnel structures
- Model setup: basic hydraulics
- Additional physics and auxiliary models
- Moving objects
- Forces on gates
- Air entrainment
- Air supply
- Presentation of results
- Session 5 (Dec. 9, 3:00pm – 3:30pm ET): Feedback and roundtable discussion
- Feedback on the workshop
- Feedback on the FLOW-3D HYDRO CFD modeling solution
- Flow Science is interested in feedback on the solution itself, not just the workshop. Any feedback helps us make better informed decisions on how FLOW-3D HYDRO can best meet the needs of the modeling community.
- Register by November 15, 2022.
- A minimum of 15 participants is required.
- Registrants who attend Session 2 will be issued a 30-day FLOW-3D HYDRO evaluation license to further explore modeling features and build on what was learned during the workshop.
- A Windows machine running 64-bit Windows 10
- An external mouse (not a touchpad device)
- Dedicated graphics card; nVidia Quadro card required for remote desktop
- At least 8 CPU cores and 32Gb of memory
For more info on recommended hardware, see our Supported Platforms page.
Cancellation: Flow Science reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time, due to reasons such as insufficient registrations or instructor unavailability. Flow Science is not responsible for any costs incurred.
Licensing: Workshop licenses are for evaluation purposes only, and not to be used for any commercial purpose other than evaluation of the capabilities of the software.
Register for the Garrison Dam Spillway & Outlet Works CFD Workshop
Register for workshop sessions by completing the form below. If you register for Session 2: Hands-on A-Z Training, we will contact you for licensing information and provide details on downloading and installing FLOW-3D HYDRO. For assistance, please contact Workshop Support.
About the Instructors
Brian Fox is a senior applications engineer with Flow Science who specializes in water and environmental modeling. Brian received an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University with a focus on river hydraulics and sedimentation. He has over 10 years of experience working within private, public and academic sectors using 1D, 2D and 3D hydraulic models for projects including fish passage, river restoration, bridge scour analysis, sediment transport modeling and analysis of hydraulic structures.
John Wendelbo is the Director of Sales at Flow Science where he focuses on computational fluid dynamics applied to water civil infrastructure. His range of interests includes dams, water resources, municipal conveyance and wastewater treatment, as well as environmental flows, aeration and scour problems. John has led numerous workshops on varied CFD topics over the years, and is a regular speaker at both national and international water conferences. John holds a Masters in Aeronautics from Imperial College in the UK. He has been with Flow Science since 2013.