Civil Engineering Hydraulics
The Water Research Laboratory has several decades of experience in the research, investigation and application of fundamental and applied civil engineering hydraulics. This field of expertise encompasses performance assessment of hydraulic structures such as dam outlet works, energy dissipaters, ocean outfalls, spillways and levees and plants such as pump stations, hydro and thermal power stations, and water and wastewater treatment plants. WRL also has a depth of experience and the equipment for accurate measurement of flows and flow patterns.
Studies are undertaken as either desktop studies, field measurement studies, numerical modelling (CFD) or physical laboratory studies. A strong understanding of the fundamentals of flow, cavitation, flow paths, pressure waves, turbulence, multi-phase flow and sediment transport ensures that effective and appropriate levels of study are undertaken.
When hydraulic behaviour is crucial to the operations of large (or small) infrastructure, WRL can utilise its knowledge and experience, specialist hydraulic laboratories and instrumentation to provide robust and cost saving solutions.
- Australian Rainfall and Runoff Newcastle Flood Model
- Baghouse Air Modelling
- Barochambers for Understanding Fish Trauma
- CFD Modelling of Ocean Outfall Purging
- Environmental Flow and Saline Dynamics Modelling of the Hawkesbury-Nepean
- Estimation of Critical Sheer for Transport of In Sewer Solids, Low Flow Sewer Project
- Hunter River Water Quality Model
- Hydraulic Testing of Sydney Desalination Riser Cap
- Ma'aden Seawater Pump Intake Testing
- Mornington Pier 2D Physical Model
- Physical Modelling of BlueScope Steel's Steelworks Cogeneration Plant Saltwater Cooling System, Port Kembla
- Physical Modelling of Outlet Works for the Adelaide Desalination Plant
- Physical Modelling of the Bogong Headpond
- Physical Modelling of William Slim Drive Retarding Basin Outlet, ACT
- Suma Park Reservoir Spillway Investigations
- Yamba/Iluka Ebb Tide Release Detailed Concept Design
- Yuen Long and Kam Tin Sewage and Sewerage Disposal Scheme