Dr Alastair Barnett will give a lunch seminar on 'Full Hydraulic Equations' on Friday, July 20, 13:00 - 13:30, in room B1.
Dr Alastair Barnett is a civil engineer from New Zealand with over forty years of experience of computational studies of water flows in proposed or existing engineering projects in twenty countries. As well as undertaking numerical model studies in harbours, hydropower channels, and drainage networks, he has set up many field monitoring programmes for model calibration and verification.
He has developed a series of software packages for hydraulic analysis. The latest, AULOS, is used for real-time hydropower flow routing as well as urban drainage and tsunami inundation studies. AULOS is an integrated set of hydraulic modelling facilities which allows users to specify a network of channels (which may be open channels or pipes in any combination), input flows at many points, and discharge point conditions, and model the flow rate and water level at all points in the system. The equation solving technology behind this program is more sophisticated than in any other program of its type, but the use is very straightforward.
Also, for those who are interested to learn more about the AULOS modelling system and wish to have a first hands-on experience, there will be a workshop for up to 10 participants. The workshop will be given on the same day in room A4 from 13:45 till 16:45.
Date published: 17 July 2012