Modelling Videos

Watch our range of educational videos to learn when and how to apply TUFLOW along with useful tips and tricks using GIS and other software

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TUFLOW Modelling Videos

Beginner Tutorials

2020.01 TUFLOW Tutorial Module 1 – Part 1

Follow these steps to create a 2D TUFLOW model. It is based on Tutorial Module 1 from the TUFLOW Wiki Part one focuses on: 1) Establishing the model environment 2) Defining the 2D model domain (elevations and mesh) 3) Delineation of materials within the model

TUFLOW Wiki Tutorial Module 1

2020.01 TUFLOW Tutorial Module 1 – Part 2

Part 2 on how to create a 2D TUFLOW flood model focuses on: 1) How to define boundary conditions 2) Model controls 3) Running a model

2020.01 TUFLOW Tutorial Module 1 – Part 3

Part 3 on how to create a 2D TUFLOW flood model focuses on: 1) Check files 2) Model results 3) Model performance

Advanced Guidance

2021.07 2D Cell Sub-Grid Sampling in TUFLOW

Sub-Grid sampling was a major feature of the 2020 release. This video outlines what Sub-Grid sampling is, it's benefits and how to implement it in TUFLOW HPC

2021.05 TUFLOW DOS Configuration Tip

This recording guides you through how you can update your DOS default settings to prevent accidental TUFLOW model simulation pauses

2021.03 Sourcing and using free topography data in TUFLOW flood models in Australia

This presentation covers: Where to obtain free topography data for Australia. How to read in 1000's of DEM tiles quickly and easily in a TUFLOW model. Simple quality control review datasets, and how to fix data gaps between neighbouring datasets.

2020.09 How to Implement Quadtree

Learn how quick and easy it is to create a quadtree mesh, and how you can reduce your run times and memory usage whilst not sacrificing accuracy.

2020.04 3D Visualisation Using SMS

This brief demonstration video shows you how to display 2D TUFLOW flood modelling results in 3D using the program SMS (

2019.12 Flood Modelling Output Management

Learn how to keep computer memory storage requirements to a minimum when undertaking flood modelling using TUFLOW.

2019.11 QGIS Animations with Embedded Charts

This video demonstrates the 5 steps needed to create animations with embedded dynamic plot windows using the QGIS TUFLOW Plugin.

2019.02 Notepad++ Configuration Tips for TUFLOW Modelling

Notepad++ is a free text editor. This recording provides a demonstration on how to configure it for TUFLOW modelling. In particular, it focuses on how to enable TUFLOW syntax highlighting, file navigation options and running TUFLOW simulations directly from Notepad++.

2019.02 QGIS TUFLOW Configuration

For those wanting to get started with QGIS here are some tips. Timings of sections are: 0:00 Installing QGIS; 1:05 Configuring QGIS for TUFLOW modelling; 4:00 Creating and opening layers; 7:50 Creating a TUFLOW project; 9:20 Editing layers; 13:00 Attribute data; 15:00 Project files and symbology; 17:20 Other useful information.

2019.01 2D Flood Modelling 101: Historic Event Calibration

This webinar focuses on flood model calibration. It discusses the reason why calibration is necessary and uses past lessons learnt to provide recommendations for input data preparation. An example real world calibration demonstration is presented.

2018.12 ARR 2016 Design Flood Ensemble Event Identification

Learn how to use TUFLOW's free QGIS plugin to identify median design flood estimates from ensemble simulations, as recommended in the Australian Rainfall and Runoff 2016 guideline.

2018.10 Choosing your 2D Mesh Resolution

2D cell size selection for flood modelling and the concept of cell size convergence. The analysis findings are compared against best practise 2D modelling guideline recommendations to test their validity.

2018.10 ARR 2016 Ensemble Analysis Result Processing

This video presents step-by-step instructions on how to use TUFLOW's asc_to_asc.exe utility to calculate key statistical summaries from design flood estimate simulation results derived using the ARR 2016 guideline ensemble assessment methodology.