Not all hydraulic solvers are the same, and models may or may not be fit-for-purpose, so how do you benchmark your software and model? Firstly, having insights to the physical processes the hydraulic solver emulates, and their relevancy to the modelling objectives is important, along with an appreciation of the mathematical sophistication used. There are also fundamental tests that can easily be carried out to establish if a model’s configuration is insensitive to assumptions and parameters.

The webinar discusses at an elementary level how to evaluate a hydraulic solver’s suitability and presents basic tests that can be carried out to help validate a model’s robustness. Hydraulic modellers and users of modelling outputs will find this webinar invaluable.


Bill Syme


Bill has over 30 years’ experience working on riverine, estuarine and coastal studies, of which most have been in the flood hydraulics field.  During this time, he has successfully managed and led ... Read more

Greg Collecutt


Greg is Team TUFLOW’s senior GPU code developer and has over 25 years’ experience in writing scientific modelling software. He has degrees in both mechanical engineering and theoretical physics, b... Read more

Panel Members

Phil Ryan


Phil has over 15 years’ experience working on numerical hydraulic modelling tasks. These include flood studies, floodplain management studies, flood impact assessments, storm tide studies, Monte Car... Read more

Shuang Gao


Shuang Gao is an Environmental Engineer and software developer. He currently works at BMT’s Brisbane office on the development and testing of the TUFLOW software suite, a set of shallow water equati... Read more

Chris Huxley


Chris is a Principal Engineer for BMT (the developers of TUFLOW) with over 20 years’ experience in the field of flood / stormwater modelling and floodplain management. Chris is an expert in the fiel... Read more

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