FLOW-3D provides accurate simulation of a wide range of issues facing the water & environmental industry, from large hydroelectric power projects to small municipal wastewater treatment systems. Simulation can play a crucial role for testing design options, helping to reduce complexity and focus efforts on optimized solutions. The valuable insights derived from numerically testing different design options can save considerable time and money.
It is FLOW-3D‘s inherent simplicity that lends itself to use in real-world problem solving. Rather than spending large amounts of time pre-processing (i.e., setting problems up), users can spend their time applying the results of their work.
-John Richardson, Blue Hill Hydraulics
FLOW-3D specializes in transient, free-surface flows making it the ideal tool for simulating fluid where the surface varies spatially and is either constant or varying in time by employing numerical algorithms. Free-surface flows are those with a distinct interface between fluids with a high degree of density variation such as water and air. Modeling free surface flows requires advanced algorithms combined with general flow equations and turbulence modeling. This capability enables FLOW-3D to capture the trajectory of flow from a spillway, hydraulic jumps and surface variations formed by flow about submerged structures.
Customer Case Studies
Protecting the environment, ensuring the survival of endangered species, providing municipalities with steady streams of energy, and designing for increasingly severe weather events are some of the challenges that our customers help address with the use of FLOW-3D. Whether it’s ensuring dam safety, guiding fish through a spillway, or preparing for a flood event, read about the many applications of FLOW-3D for the water and environmental industry.