Tsunamis and dam failures, whether Newtonian or non-Newtonian, result in extremely transient, dynamic hydraulic behaviour. Whilst all 2D solvers can produce seemingly convincing results, not all 2D solvers incorporate the numerical complexity required for extreme inundation hydraulic modelling.

Hydraulic modelling is not an art, it is an appropriate solution of the fluid flow equations to accurately represent the fluid flow physics being modelled. Understanding the appropriateness of the solution to your modelling is key to producing a reliable and meaningful result.

This webinar explores the challenges and needs for accurately modelling extreme hydraulic shocks such as tsunamis and dam failures, along with non-Newtonian flow situations. Benchmarking to theoretical, flume and real-world measurements is presented.

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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

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

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