The BRL ingénierie teams modeled the Mericourt locks using transient 3D CFD hydraulic analysis with FLOW-3D.
As part of the EREDOS project, BRL ingenierie used FLOW-3D CFD software to numerically model the issues associated with covered streams.
Northwest Hydraulics Consultants has applied CFD modeling in numerous case studies of existing or new spillway designs. The following article demonstrates a sample case study conducted on an existing siphon spillway.
Hydraulic jumps are a flow phenomenon familiar to people working with open channel applications. Wikipedia defines a hydraulic jump as “a condition where open channel flow abruptly transforms from super- to sub-critical.”
The Boundary Dam is located on the Pend Oreille River in northeastern Washington. The project consists of a 340 ft. high concrete arch dam, seven low level sluiceway outlets, two high level overflow spillways (Spillway 1 and Spillway 2), and an approximately 1,003 MW authorized capacity powerhouse.
BC Hydro, a public electric utility in British Columbia, uses FLOW-3D to investigate complex hydraulics issues at several existing dams and to assist in the design and optimization of proposed facilities.
Environmental discharges and outfall structures have been traditionally designed by means of complex, cost-intensive and time-consuming experimental studies.
In this study, FLOW-3D played in instrumental role in the design of an innovative fish baffle for use within fish ladders used to regain lost riverine fish habitats
Sewer systems don’t seem very exciting unless they serve as action-movie get-away routes. Most likely you don’t even think about them until torrential rain brings water up to curb-level.
A 3D dam breaking with obstacle configuration was chosen as one of our validation cases in order to assess FLOW-3D’s performance for the simulation of free-surface flows.
With the continuing advancements of computer hardware and CFD software, it is now possible to practically simulate aerial landslide generated waves using CFD.
A continuous input of suspended sediment at the chamber inlet tunnel is being investigated with the help of FLOW-3D for different pumping rates.
The use of small-scale hydro power is becoming more interesting as a way to control the increasing costs of energy.
The Moving Objects model in FLOW-3D was used to simulate the landslide and the VOF model was used to simulate wave generation.
When Earth Tech designed and built the 4th in a series of 7 large wastewater treatment plants, FLOW-3D was used to optimize the design of critical components in the treatment stream.