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International engineering consultants HR Wallingford have acquired the Marine Hydrodynamics division of Manchester-based Cussons Technology, after they were placed in to administration on 17 October 2019. Continue reading ›
Understanding of the forces exerted by tsunami waves on sea walls and coastal buildings has leapt forward through research that we conducted with University College London (UCL) using a third generation tsunami simulator.
HR Wallingford’s tsunami simulator - in a 70m long and 4m wide channel - is the largest device in Europe. Pictured with Ian Chandler and Esther Gomes from the Urban Waves project team. Continue reading ›
Emergency planners can use our tool, the Life Safety Model, to develop emergency plans for floods to help save lives. Technical Director Darren Lumbroso explains the vital role that such tools can play in planning how to deal with the consequences in areas where a dam is at risk of collapsing or an extreme flood is likely to occur.
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