SC080035 - 2D Hydraulic Modelling Evaluation: Desktop Review and Benchmarking Study

Theme:Modelling and Risk
Project status:Completed
Start date:28/08/2008
End date:31/07/2010
  • Flood Defence
  • Heriot Watt University


This project was delivered in two phases, with the aim of providing clear guidance in the short term and a robust process in the longer term to guide the procurement and use of 2D modelling. Phase 1 looked at the theoretical background to 2D flood inundation modelling and made recommendations for benchmark test cases to differentiate between 2D model types in terms of performance and predictive capability. Phase 2 builds on this through further development of the benchmark test cases, the application of a range of software packages to test these and comparitive reporting of the outcomes of the tests.