Research and analysis

Benchmarking the latest generation of 2D hydraulic flood modelling packages

The Environment Agency has published new results illustrating how different 2D hydraulic flood models perform for different types of applications.

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Benchmarking the latest generation of 2D hydraulic flood modelling packages

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Benchmarking of 2D Hydraulic Modelling Packages

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Benchmarking of 2D Hydraulic Modelling Packages

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Benchmarking of hydraulic river modelling software packages

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Benchmarking of hydraulic river modelling software packages: Project Overview

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Benchmarking of hydraulic river modelling software packages: Results - L (Contraction & Expansion)

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Benchmarking of hydraulic river modelling software packages: Results - Test A (Subcritical, Supercritical & Transitional Flows)

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Benchmarking of hydraulic river modelling software packages: Results - Test B (Looped System)

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Benchmarking of hydraulic river modelling software packages: Results - Test C (Triangular Channels)

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Benchmarking of hydraulic river modelling software packages: Results - Test D (Weirs)

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Benchmarking of hydraulic river modelling software packages: Results - Test E (Ippen Wave)

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Benchmarking of hydraulic river modelling software packages: Results - Test F (Monoclinal Wave)

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Benchmarking of hydraulic river modelling software packages: Results - Test H (Pumps)

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Benchmarking of hydraulic river modelling software packages: Results - Test I (Embankments)

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Benchmarking of hydraulic river modelling software packages: Results - Test J (Bridges)

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Benchmarking of hydraulic river modelling software packages: Results - Test K (Culverts)

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Benchmarking of hydraulic river modelling software packages: Results - Test O (Tidally Influenced Outfall)

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Benchmarking of hydraulic river modelling software packages: Test Specifications

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Desktop review of 2D hydraulic modelling packages

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Desktop review of 2D hydraulic modelling packages

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A wide range of hydraulic modelling tools are available and due to scientific and technological progress, modelling algorithms and tools continue to evolve and improve through time. To aid Environment Agency decision making, we worked in partnership with Heriot Watt University to develop a set of standard benchmark tests for 2D hydraulic modelling software. These allowed us to assess the ability of available modelling packages to simulate flooding under different conditions and for a variety of flood risk management purposes.

Published 14 August 2013