SC120002 - 2D Benchmarking - Evaluating the Latest Generation of the Hydraulic Models for FCRM Purposes

Theme:Modelling and Risk
Project status:Completed
Start date:02/04/2012
End date:20/08/2013
Contractor:
  • Heriot Watt University
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PROJECT SUMMARY

A wide range of hydraulic modelling tools are available and due to scientific and technological progress, modelling algorithms and tools continue to evolve and improve through time. To aid Environment Agency decision making, we worked in partnership with Heriot Watt University to develop a set of standard benchmark tests for 2D hydraulic modelling software. These allowed us to assess the ability of available modelling packages to simulate flooding under different conditions and for a variety of flood risk management purposes.