Hydraulic models and laboratory testing of complex piping systems and new or re-furbished hydraulic structures can improve the design by making them safer, more efficient, and more economical to build and maintain. This claim is based on nine dam spillway model studies over a 37 year period for one client which confirmed that modeling result in a better finished product, and at a significant cost savings.

 

Hydraulic Models

Examples of Models

These photos of a sewer lift facility and the model in the laboratory show how well the model (right photo) reproduces the actual flow.



The hydraulic model we conducted of the Wirtz dam spillway helped the engineering firm develop modifications to the structure that significantly improved its performance and reduced construction costs.




The hydraulic model of the Wesley Seale dam assisted the engineers in making structural modifications to strengthen the dam without compromising its hydraulic performance.




Model of a fixed cone valve