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TUFLOW Tutorial/Demo Models

The TUFLOW Tutorial Models are an excellent way for new users to learn how to develop and view models. Tutorials are designed to help the user develop a clear understanding of the key concepts and structure of TUFLOW models. The tutorials are intended to be used during training sessions, however it is possible to self-train by working through the tutorial independently. Inexperienced modellers, with no prior hydraulic modelling experience may have difficulties with some steps and concepts. A TUFLOW licence is not required to run the tutorial/demo models. The complete model input files are provided, allowing the user to cross-check and compare their files to help identify any problems.

To fully benefit from the tutorial/demo models, please take your time. Any queries can be sent to .Constructive feedback is very welcome by emailing or by using the Discuss option on the relevant TUFLOW Tutorial Wiki page.

House Under Water

The TUFLOW Tutorial Model developed in 2007 will be progressively replaced by Wiki-based tutorials, starting September 2011. The Wiki tutorials update the five modules from the 2007 Tutorial Model and include at least six new modules, covering advanced TUFLOW features. The Wiki environment also allows users to post discussions or queries about the Tutorial Models to TUFLOW trainers.

The Wiki TUFLOW tutorials are designed around the following GIS platforms. Additional pages for viewing results using SMS and WaterRide are also provided.

  • MapInfo with Vertical Mapper
  • MapInfo with Discover
  • ArcGIS with Spatial Analyst
  • SAGA open source GIS

If using MapInfo to work through the Wiki Tutorial, the TUFLOW 2010-10 release or later should be used. TUFLOW 2011-09 release or later is required if using ArcGIS or SAGA .

Click here to go to the Wiki and to download the input data and complete model files visit Downloads.

The 2007 TUFLOW Tutorial Model requires the user is familiar with MapInfo and Vertical Mapper. The model input files for the as yet undocumented Module 06 on 2D-2D linking and Modelling of Urban Areas are included for experienced users wanting to apply the 2D-2D linking feature or learn some ideas on how to model urban environments.

To undertake the tutorials follow the steps in the Tutorial Manual located in the "Manual" folder of the download. TUFLOW Build 2007-07-BD or later must be used to carry out the 2007 tutorials.

To download the input data and complete model files visit Downloads.