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Collectively with over 150 years experience in developing and applying hydraulic models, hear from the TUFLOW Team on everything from hydraulic modelling to computer hardware

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Integrated Catchment & Receiving Water Modelling

    Environmental management of catchment based water resources often requires the development and linkage of a range of numerical tools to simulate key water related processes. These processes include catchment runoff generation, subsurface flows, pollutant generation and transport, and two- or three-dimensional hydrodynamic and water quality modelling of downstream receiving waterways.


    Sediment Transport Modelling

    Assessing sediment dynamics for Opotiki Harbour Development in New Zealand and investigating coastal navigation management after an ocean breakthrough on northern Bribie Island in Australia.

    Aug 2023: Computer hardware for hydraulic modelling

    Choosing optimal compute hardware, on-premises or in the cloud, improves workflow efficiency and the ability to deliver modelling results on budget and on time. With a particular focus on GPU compute, this webinar is for IT managers as well as modellers and project managers.

    Apr 2023: Water Quality Modelling – Part 2

    Using advanced numerical modelling techniques to investigate the fate and transport of pathogens entering typical urban waterways, and their potential impact on human health.

    Feb 2023: Flood Modelling 101

    Learn about the basic principles of hydraulic flood modelling. Dive into the history of 1D and 2D modelling, where to use one or the other, what are the data requirements, how should the boundaries be configured, explore a modelling example, and find out about some useful tips and tricks to quality control the modelling.

    Nov 2022: 1D, 2D & 3D Hydraulic Modelling of Bridges

    This webinar examines how, as a modeller, bridge crossings are best modelled in 1D, 2D, 3D layered and 3D CFD approaches. The uncertainties associated with each level of modelling and comparisons with measured data and industry guidelines are presented.

    Oct 2022: Flood Model Quality Control

    The quality and reliability of flood model results are influenced by multiple factors. This webinar discusses the potential sources of error and simple practical common-sense approaches to minimise potential unintended mistakes.

    Sep 2022: Applied Hydrodynamic Modelling - Part 2

    This webinar presents two interesting case studies. Case study one focuses on environmental modelling of a shallow hypersaline estuary. Case study two discusses 3D hydrodynamic modelling to inform structural design

    Jul 2022: Applied Hydrodynamic Modelling - Part 1

    Two case studies demonstrating the use of hydrodynamic modelling as a tool for environmental management decision making. One focuses on water quality, the other on suspended sediment transport. The presenters will share lessons learnt and discuss key aspects of the modelling that were important for successful project execution.

    Jun 2022: Flood Risk Management

    This webinar presents a summary of current best practice flood risk management methods. It explores how to use data that is currently available to effectively assess flood risk and how to apply our understanding of flood risk to develop a suite of measures for an integrated approach to managing our floodplains.

    May 2022: Coastal Water Quality Modelling 101

    Many situations can benefit from water quality modelling to inform decision making. Some examples include, port developments, desalination plant, wastewater treatment plant, invasive species analysis. Watch this webinar to learn how to model these.

    Apr 2022 - Operational Structure Modelling

    This webinar uses a real-world model example to introduce a range of operational structures available within TUFLOW, including, operational pumps for dewatering of floodwater, coordinated operation of pumps and sluice gates, irrigation gates.

    Mar 2022: 3D Coastal Modelling 101

    This webinar builds on the previous AWS Coastal Modelling 101 Webinar of May 2021 as we investigate extending a nearshore coastal hydrodynamic model from 2D to 3D.

    Feb 2022: Urban Pipe Network Modelling

    1D pipe network / 2D above-ground modelling is common for urban flood risk and infrastructure design assessments. This webinar discusses the key 1D hydraulic calculations needed to replicate real-world flow behaviour. It also demonstrates automated GIS tools for data quality control review and error correction tasks.

    Nov 2021: Modelling Water Quality in Lakes

    Stationary water bodies exhibit unique physical behaviours, such as seasonal stratification and episodic turnover mixing. This webinar demonstrates hydraulic modelling of these complex physical behaviours. Learn about some common mistakes and gain various tips for your modelling.

    Oct 2021: Modelling Energy Losses at Structures

    This webinar discusses accurate modelling of the energy losses and affluxes associated with hydraulic structures.

    Sep 2021: Tsunami, Dam Failure and Non-Newtonian Modelling

    This webinar explores the challenges and needs for accurately modelling extreme hydraulic shocks such as tsunamis and dam failures, along with non-Newtonian flow situations.  Benchmarking to theoretical, flume and real-world measurements is presented.

    Jul 2021: Next Generation 2D Hydraulic Modelling

    TUFLOW’s recent software advances have dramatically increased the reliability, simulation speed and workflow efficiency or 2D hydraulic modelling.  Does this signal the end to the requirement for 1D open channel / 2D floodplain linked models?

    Jun 2021: Maximising the Accuracy of Hydraulic Models

    This webinar steps through the fundamental principles that all modellers should be familiar with when developing fit for purpose hydraulic models.

    May 2021: Coastal Modelling 101

    This introduction to coastal modelling discusses the modelling of astronomical tidal currents, estuaries, storm tides and ocean scale circulations for common coastal engineering applications.

    Apr 2021: Hydraulic Model Calibration to Historical Events

    Learn about the various aspects of hydraulic model calibration. Verification data types, reliability and quality control, useful model update practices to achieve accurate simulation results and also common result reporting considerations and approaches.

    Mar 2021: The Future of Water Quality Modelling

    The use of smart particles that dynamically respond to environmental forcing and modify water quality is now possible. Learn how this capability can be exploited to better understand and manage aquaculture operations, and how GPU based computation can accelerate water quality simulation projects.

    Feb 2021: Is Direct Rainfall Modelling Accurate?

    We discuss the accuracy of direct rainfall modelling based on benchmarking and calibration to historic data sets, and how new features in TUFLOW’s 2020 release have substantially overcome previous shortcomings of 2D hydraulic solvers for rain-on-grid modelling.

    Dec 2020: 2D and 3D Sediment Transport and Morphological Modelling

    This webinar explores the requirements and challenges associated with sediment transport and morphological modelling in 2D and 3D hydrodynamic models

    Nov 2020: 2D Cell Size Selection for Accurate Hydraulic Modelling

    One size does not fit all. Hydraulic models need to be designed to suit the site-specific topography, hydrology and also study purpose. Chris Huxley leads this webinar stepping through a best practice workflow to guide your 2D hydraulic model design and build.

    Oct 2020: Hardware Selection and Trends in Hydraulic Modelling

    Greg Collecutt discusses how new generations of computer hardware favour certain hydraulic solution schemes and offer lower solution costs. Learn how and why current GPU technology can offer significantly lower costs per solution than CPU hardware.

    Sep 2020: The Future of 2D Modelling

    Hear from Bill Syme, the original author of TUFLOW with over 30 years practical experience, as he discusses how new computational methods are increasing simulation speeds and analysis accuracy. Learn of the latest and greatest advancements, and the research that has underpinned TUFLOW’s 2020 release.

    Jul 2019: How Wrong is Your Flood Model?

    All models are wrong to some degree. If so, how wrong is the model and how do we as an industry quantify wrong? Where is the evidence base that a model is right? Watch as Bill Syme draws upon his 30 years experience in applying and developing hydraulic models.