Water Computing

High-end services in hydraulic analysis of ports, marine environment and dredging. 
Driven by outstanding expertise in hydraulic engineering and numerical modelling.

WATER COMPUTING

Our goal is to solve our client’s questions using the right modelling tool for each problem. Our strength is being software-independent, our team has skills available to apply a wide range of tools on the market. In case the optimal tool is not yet on the market, we develop and implement innovative methods, custom-made. Numerical models, data-driven models, analytical models and statistical analysis are all part of our core instrumentation.
Numerical models are the core of this product’s expertise, applied to a range of markets: Ports, Marine & Coastal, Environmental Impact and Dredging.


 Numerical models are the core of this product’s expertise, applied to a range of markets:

Numerical models

  • 2D/3D hydrodynamic models: River, Coast, Estuary & Ocean
  • 2D/3D Sediment models: Turbidity, sedimentation, erosion, settling ponds
  • Plume dispersion models: dredge plumes, intake-outfall, thermal, brine, sewerage 
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Water Quality simulations Numerical models


Marine and coastal infrastructure

  • Site selection
  • Feasibility studies
  • Metocean: monitoring & analysis
  • Intakes-outfalls: design, impact, recirculation
  • Workability / downtime
  • Offshore installation (hydrodynamic loads, touchdown, DMA,…) 

Ever-increasing computing power has rendered Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) as a valuable solution for optimisation, cost-effective hydraulic design or any fluid flow problem related to the offered services. 
We learned that CFD is often still an unexplored field for optimisation and design, therefore one of our short-term goals reads: to deploy the benefits of CFD to a wide range of applications, from efficient lock-valve design or outfall dispersion, to propeller wash, immersed tunnel installation and caisson towing/touchdown.

Further, we aim at further developing our services in environmental impact modelling. For example water quality modelling for problems such as eutrophication and oxygen depletion, or simulation and optimisation of marine noise during construction. The oceans’ plastic soup is drawing great attention. We envisage to apply numerical models for plastic transport in rivers, in order to find mitigating measures.