Expert Webinars

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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Coastal Water Quality Modelling 101

    This webinar builds on the previous webinars, Coastal Modelling 101 (May 2021) and 3D Coastal Modelling (March 2022). Many situations can benefit from water quality modelling to inform decision making. Some examples include, port developments requiring dredging and dredge spoil disposal, desalination plant or wastewater treatment plant effluent ocean outfalls, invasive aquatic species investigations, grounded ships leaking toxic material and more.

    What is the likely transport of contaminants under different meteorological, tide and ocean conditions? Do we expect environmentally sensitive areas to be affected? Can we improve our project design, monitoring, operation, or maintenance to minimise potential impacts? These are a small, but important sample of common environmental and water quality questions that we as scientists, engineers, researchers, managers, and regulators face on a regular basis when working in the coastal zone.


    TUFLOW Expert Webinars

    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.