Bill Syme

TUFLOW 2016-03 Release Now Available

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We are pleased to announce that the TUFLOW Release 2016-03 is now available.  To download the release and view the release notes please use the links further below. 2016-03 includes major new features and a range of enhancements along with minor bug fixes. There is also a new and updated manual in both pdf and word formats. The most significant changes are:

  • Numerous GPU enhancements:
    • Virtual Pipes. This feature provides a functional methodology to represent pipe drainage networks and cross drainage structures within a GPU model.
    • Improved Source Area (SA) boundary options. All of TUFLOW Classic’s SA functionality is now supported by the GPU solver.
    • Maximum outputs are now available. The GPU Solver now tracks the maximum value and time of maximum for water level, velocity and Z0 (VxD).
    • Increased number of multiple GPU Cards available for parallel processing.
    • Improved RAM allocation. This means even larger GPU models are possible!
  • New and improved structure options:
    • 1D Bridge options that automatically account for the losses due to flow contraction, expansion, and pressure flow.
    • New time varying weir options. These are proving useful to simulate structures such as fabri (inflatable) dams.
    • New grouped output options including combined structures (1D and/or 2D) can be associated with one another so model results can be output that are representative of the structure group.
  • New Rainfall Control File. This creates a rainfall grid internally within TUFLOW based on point pluviograph rainfall data.
  • Additional Map Output Formats: Now available for WaterRIDE, 12D, Delft-FEWS in NetCDF and also new direct GIS options.
  •  A new free version of TUFLOW allowing models to be developed and simulated within the following limits: 
    • 100,000 total cells and 30,000 active (potentially flooded) cells;
    • 100 1D channels;
    • One 2D domain; and
    • A simulation time of 10 minutes.

Links to download:
Downloads Page
Release Notes

2016 Manual (*.pdf)

Any queries or issues, please don't hesitate to email support@tuflow.com. And enjoy!

Best Regards
Bill Syme
(TUFLOW Author and Manager) 

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On ‎21‎/‎03‎/‎2016 at 5:14 PM, Bill Syme said:
  • Numerous model input and simulation controls that automate parameterisation. These become particularly useful during Monte Carlo simulations when 1000’s of simulations may be required.

Hi Bill

any more details about this?  I flicked through the manual & release notes but the only things I thought this could be a reference to was the Set Variable command or Set IWL == Auto

cheers

 

Sam

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Hi Sam

Sorry, we're not quite sure where that line came from!  Most of the functionality we've been using for large scale Monte Carlo simulations stepping of a single .tcf file were already built in (for example If Scenarios/Events, etc).  The line has been removed from the release notes and I'll edit the above post.  And yes, Set IWL == Auto was extremely useful for running 11,340 MC events, each with a different starting ocean level!

Thanks for alerting us to the above.

Cheers
Bill

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