The Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center at Argonne National Laboratory will hold a workshop on the use of computational hydraulics for transportation applications.
The goals of the workshop are:
Bring together people who are using or would benefit from the use of high performance cluster computing in the analysis of hydraulics problems in transportation.
Share ideas and review status in the development of 3D CFD scour models.
Learn about hydraulic and scour modeling capabilities of major commercial CFD software.
- Discuss roles of 2D and 3D hydraulics software.
- Discuss current and future needs in computational hydraulics analysis for transportation applications and how best to address them.
- Sessions will start at 9:00 A.M. (CDT) and end at 5:00 P.M.
- A more detailed agenda will be sent out in early September.
- A working lunch will held from 12:00 PM till 1:00 PM.
There will be a break in the mornings and afternoons.
Audience participation is expected to help identify the most promising paths forward in enhancing 3D CFD analysis capabilities for analysis of bridge scour..
Please let us know if you would like to make a presentation or moderate a discussion.
September 23-24, 2009
9:00 AM -5:00 PM (CDT)
Day 1, Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Sessions
Day 2, Thursday, September 24, 2009 Sessions
- Introduction and overview of TRACC facility
- Needs and overview of FHWA Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center Hydraulics Laboratory, including plans and research goals for the next 10 years
Overview of the capabilities of the TRACC cluster and information for users
- Current state of 3D scour modeling and challenges in determining sediment entrainment rates
- Working lunch with a speaker/moderator
- Challenges in full 3D simulation of scour processes at bridges and alternatives to overcome them, such as the large difference between the flow time scale and the scour time scale. Topics and speakers will be announced.
Scour analysis capabilities of STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+
Scour analysis capabilities of FLOW-3D
Working lunch with a speaker/moderator
Scour analysis capabilities of FLUENT
Role of 2D versus 3D analysis
Interface requirements and methods to build interfaces between 2D and 3D CFD software.
General applications and computational and visualization needs