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Breach Analysis

Better understanding of flood risk

Model overtopping and piping breach failure mechanisms in detail, including how a failure develops and changes over time. Use Flood Modeller’s 2D GPU solver’s unique features to accurately model the propagation of the flooding that results from a failure. 

Accurately model dam and embankment overtopping or piping breach failure mechanisms

Quickly model how the breach develops and changes over time

Effectively represent 2D ‘shock’ hydraulics 

Determine whether a proposed development is safe or not

Assesses velocity, rate of inundation and depth of water anticipated

Accelerate model runtimes by utilising your laptop’s GPU

Watch how it's done

Fast and accurate modelling

Undertaking robust and accurate modelling of the failure of a defence structure, such as an embankment, which can have significant consequences, enables you to better understand the risks and be better prepared to respond should it ever occur.

Model the overtopping breach of a structure, with the failure emanating from the crest of the structure (open breach) and enlarging over time. Model a piping breach, which starts as a small hole in a structure that enlarges over time and may ultimately collapse into an open breach.

Using the 2D TVD solver can help provide an improved understanding of flood extents and travel times of the flood wave. The TVD solver has been specifically developed to be robust and more accurate, than other types of solvers, when there are rapid changes in flood depths and velocities. 

The advanced features that you find in Flood Modeller allow you to easily model the impacts of a defence structure failure for events of different flood severity, allowing you to fully understand the flood risks for your area of interest. 

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