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Why should I link TUFLOW with Flood Modeller?

TUFLOW is suited to modelling rivers, overland flows, coastal hydraulics as well as inundation from storm tides. It can also be dynamically linked to Flood Modeller's advanced 1D and 2D solvers and its powerful toolbox to provide even greater modelling capabilities. As agents for BMT, you also can buy your TUFLOW licences and technical support directly from Jacobs.

Combining the capabilities of Flood Modeller and TUFLOW provides various benefits, and allows users to streamline their projects and undertake greater analysis.

Enhance your model build experience and result analysis

Flood Modeller's GIS interface offers an alternative to using third-party GIS software as it enables users to build, run and visualise models within a single environment. It provides a range of tools to define the GIS components of a TUFLOW model by manipulating existing data or using the built in GIS functionality to 'draw' new elements onto a map.

By linking TUFLOW to Flood Modeller’s 1D river solver, users can benefit from a wide range of complex hydraulic structures including gates, weirs, pumps and bridges. Logical rules can also be set up to represent a generalised logical controller, where output variables are set according to user-defined logical rules.

The data management tools within Flood Modeller enable TUFLOW modellers to store all of their model data within an organised project structure. This provides a clear record of the development of a model and the associated results.​

Dynamically link TUFLOW to Flood Modeller

Flood Modeller's leading 1D river solver can be seamlessly linked to TUFLOW (including ESTRY), enabling an integrated approach to modelling. The link allows flow (discharge) and water levels to be exchanged. It can be driven by either model with the exchange of information occurring at each multiple of the common time step.

Flood Modeller also provides a number of other solvers, which complement the functionality available in TUFLOW, including its 1D urban solver. Based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Storm Water Management Model (SWMM), it enables you to model sub-surface drainage systems and associated surface water flooding.

Increased flexibility and choice

Flood Modeller’s 1D river network can be linked to multiple TUFLOW 2D domains, with each domain having a different time step and resolution. This provides both Flood Modeller and TUFLOW users with greater flexibility when producing an integrated model; use your preferred modelling method and the most appropriate model grid size for different parts of your study area.

Flood Modeller's powerful toolbox also provides 100's of tools that allow you to accelerate project delivery. From understanding the economic impact (damage calculations) of flooding on a catchment to quickly validating complex results to building custom tools and workflows.

Build upon existing models and link them together with minimal effort

Flood Modeller is the UK and Ireland's industry-leading flood modelling solution, with hundreds of existing models already built and readily available from government agencies, such as the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Office of Public Works.

Existing models can be linked together with little effort, making use of concepts already familiar to the modeller. Flood Modeller can be linked to TUFLOW via HX and SX boundaries so that level or flow information can be exchanged between the two models. This can also be translated to time and cost savings for projects where models or part of a model already exist in TUFLOW or Flood Modeller.

For more information, visit our TUFLOW page or to request a price list, contact Alastair Sheppard.

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