Engineers Australia Presentation AR&R – Project 15: Two Dimensional Modelling in Urban and Rural Floodplains

Engineers Australia Presentation AR&R – Project 15: Two Dimensional Modelling in Urban and Rural Floodplains

Dr Andrew McCowan to present at Engineers Australia 27th June 2013.

Over the past 5 to 10 years, two-dimensional (2D) hydrodynamic models have increasingly become the standard approach for predicting design flood behaviour in urban and rural floodplains. The ARR revision process identified that there was a need for more detailed guidance on the use of 2D hydrodynamic models. The aim of ARR Research Project 15 has therefore been to provide a review of current practice in 2D hydrodynamic simulation including identification of those areas where current practice is not supported by either theoretical or empirical research. The project report contains the outcomes of the review and, in detailing current practice and supporting background, it provides guidance on the appropriate development and usage of 2D hydrodynamic models.

About the Speaker

Dr Andrew McCowan is the founder and Managing Director of Water Technology. He has more than 35 years experience working in numerical modelling and the application of advanced numerical modelling techniques. Andrew has been responsible for a large number of flood modelling investigations and was part of the development team for DHI Software’s MIKE Flood 2D flood modelling system. Andrew is on the ARR author’s panel and was a key contributor to the ARR 2D modelling project. For more details go to:

http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/events/arr-project-15-two-dimensional-modelling-urban-and-rural-floodplains

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