SC010058 - Benchmarking and Scoping of River Hydraulic Models

Theme:Sustainable Asset Management
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/04/2002
End date:01/04/2004
  • Bullen Barber Ltd., Canalside Buildings


Twelve test specifications have been prepared as stand-alone documents, with accompanying data sets and with the results reported separately. They have been developed with the principal objective of assessing software numerical accuracy, capability and reproducibility. It is envisaged that the test specifications will be refined and added to in the future.

The test specifications and test results are intended to be a supplementary resource for Defra, Agency and other Operating Authority staff, research contractors and consultants, academics and students for assessing the applicability and performance of river modelling software packages against defined best practice for their various modelling requirements.