Recent advances in 3D CFD modeling coupled with high performance computing clusters offer a powerful approach to accurately simulate the transient “hydraulic rollers” that occur downstream of low-head dams. An understanding of the hidden submerged forces and currents can be of immense help to engineers responsible for evaluating and mitigating the hazardous conditions at these dams. A powerful feature of CFD modeling is the visual output that can display complex hydraulic data in a manner easily understood by non-technical stakeholders, such as first responders, public officials, and the general public.
CFD modeling, because of its ability to analyze and simulate hydrodynamics at a stunning level of detail, gives us night vision to see through the darkest of these hydraulic problems. The technology’s amazing accuracy to help predict and design solutions to remediate the deadly hydraulics can play a vital role in saving lives.
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