FLOW-3D HYDRO Hydraulics Workshops
Garrison Dam spillway and flood control structures
This CFD workshop is 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, originally designed for USACE, covers how these types of hydraulic control structures can be efficiently and accurately modeled using FLOW-3D HYDRO. Beyond comprehensive model setup and post-processing topics, the workshop provides in-depth insights into accuracy, model parameter selection, mesh convergence and computing requirements relationships. Automation and sensitivity analysis workflows using FLOW-3D (x) will be demonstrated, and participants will leave the workshop with a strong understanding of how FLOW-3D HYDRO provides robust, efficient and accurate solutions for this class of hydraulic structures. Over the course of this three-hour workshop, participants will learn:
- How to set up the Garrison Dam spillway and flood control tunnel models in FLOW-3D HYDRO
- How model parameters and meshing can deliver very accurate predictions of pressures and flow characteristics in these structures
- How FLOW-3D (x) can automate and optimize the entire CFD workflow, model parameter sweep to post-processed results
- Workshops are online, hosted through Zoom
- Registration is limited to 10 attendees
- Cost: $499 (private sector); $299 (government); $99 (academic)
- 30-day FLOW-3D HYDRO license (see our Registration and Licensing Policy)
Hydraulics workshops run from 11:00am – 2:00pm ET (8:00am – 11:00am PT).
June 8, 2023This workshop is full!
- July 19, 2023
- August 16, 2023
- September 20, 2023
- October 18, 2023
- November 15, 2023
Who should attend?
- Practicing engineers working in the water resources, environmental, energy and civil engineering industries.
- Regulators and decision makers looking to better understand what state-of-the-art tools are available to the modeling community.
- University students and faculty interested in using CFD in their research or in the classroom.
- All modelers working in the field of environmental hydraulics.
What will you learn?
- How to import geometry and set up free surface hydraulic models, including meshing and initial and boundary conditions.
- How to add complexity by including sediment transport and scour, particles, scalars and turbulence.
- How to use sophisticated visualization tools to effectively analyze and convey simulation results.
You’ve completed the workshop, now what?
We recognize that you may want to further explore the capabilities of FLOW-3D HYDRO by setting up your own problem or comparing CFD results with prior measurements in the field or in the lab. After the workshop, your license will be extended for 30 days. During this time you will have the support of one of our CFD engineers who will help you work through your specifics. You will also have access to our web-based training videos covering introductory through advanced modeling topics.
- A Windows machine running 64 bit Windows 10
- An external mouse (not a touchpad device)
- Dual monitor setup recommended
- Webcam recommended
- Dedicated graphics card; nVidia Quadro card required for remote desktop
For more info on recommended hardware, see our Supported Platforms page.
Registration: Workshop registration is available to prospective users in the US and Canada. Prospective users outside of these countries should contact their distributor to inquire about workshops. Existing users should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss their licensing options.
Cancellation: Flow Science reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time, due to reasons such as insufficient registrations or instructor unavailability. In such cases, a full refund will be given, or attendees may opt to transfer their registration to another workshop. Flow Science is not responsible for any costs incurred.
Registrants who are unable to attend a workshop may cancel up to one week in advance to receive a full refund. Attendees must cancel their registration by 5:00 pm MST one week prior to the date of the workshop; after that date, no refunds will be given. If available, an attendee can also request to have their registration transferred to another workshop.
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.
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About the Instructor
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.