RESEARCH AND PHYSICAL MODELS
OUR PHYSICAL MODELS
We believe in collaboration between industry and academia, and support the ongoing research in extreme weather management. This includes the development and use of physical models to demonstrate catchment, river and coastal processes, and teach the key principles of flood and coastal risk management.
The ‘mini’ flume demonstrates the interaction of engineered structures with flow in a channel. It is used to demonstrate how changes to a creek or river will influence hydrologic processes, and their effect on flooding.
See our flume here.
Our wave tank demonstrates coastal processes, wave dynamics, risks and mitigation options for coastal and climate change risk management (using both hard and soft options)
See our tank here.
Our AR Sandbox provides an interactive visual tool showing how topography affects water moving through a catchment. It can be used to demonstrate hydrologic theory and flood risk management options.
See our sandbox here.
Every year we partner with universities and students to deliver new research. A list of our recent partners and projects are shown below. We are always looking to support new students so get in touch if you have an idea for new research in extreme weather, flooding or coastal risk management.