Bespoke hydraulic modelling is a fundamental component of many of cbec’s projects, ranging in complexity from GIS models, spreadsheet calculations, to state of the art fully 2D river and floodplain computational models.
Hydraulics is the study of water movement, water levels and the forces exerted by water
cbec is a leader in the field of ecohydraulics
Hydraulic assessments are one of our key areas of specialism. We use our expertise in computational river modelling to inform the design of our environmental restoration projects, modelling flood response, fish passage, aquatic habitat and sediment transport process. We have also developed extensive expertise in modelling large wood in rivers.
We are at the forefront of fully 2D river and floodplain modelling to assess geomorphic process, flood risk and Natural Flood Management (NFM) potential
We also specialise in combined hydraulic and sediment transport modelling to assess bank stability, erosion/scour or channel aggradation and have employed these analyses on ‘perched’ channels, eroding meanders, scour/aggradation at bridges and the effects of barrier removal. To develop, calibrate and test our models, we employ the latest surveying and monitoring technologies.
We choose the right set of tools for each job, because we know that ‘one size does not fit all’. We are adept at employing a wide range of hydraulic model software used in riverine, estuarine and coastal environments (e.g. SRH-2D, MIKE21 FM models, TUFLOW, HEC-RAS, FloodModellerPro, etc.)