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New facilities at HR Wallingford

Posted: 19-Jul-2013

A £3 million project is underway to extend HR Wallingford’s Froude Modelling Hall at the company’s site in Oxfordshire, UK. This enhancement will deliver a purpose-built ship simulation centre, a large wave-current-sediment flume and dedicated manufacturing space for specialist hydraulic laboratory equipment. Continue reading ›

Visiting Professorship for HR Wallingford’s Andrew Manning

Posted: 14-Jul-2013

Andrew Manning has been appointed a Visiting Professor specialising in Sediment Dynamical Processes by the University of Hull. Andy, a Principal Scientist at HR Wallingford in the Coasts and Estuaries Group, is a marine scientist specialising in sediment transport within coastal, estuarial and fluvial locations.  Continue reading ›

HR Wallingford and ETI launch tidal energy modelling tool

Posted: 23-Apr-2013

HR Wallingford and the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) have launched SMARTtide, a unique tidal energy modelling tool. SMARTtide stands for Simulated Marine Array Resource Testing model and is designed for use by the tidal industry. It covers the UK’s continental shelf and north-west European coastline. The powerful suite of models identifies the most efficient sites for tidal energy converters, tidal arrays or tidal barrage schemes around the UK and French coastlines. Continue reading ›

Modelling habitat and ecosystem recovery on the seabed after dredging

Posted: 15-Apr-2013

At a conference on Marine and River Dune Dynamics, Michiel Knaapen presents findings on information required to develop a practical model of a dredging site, and the processes that are required to build a model. New methods have been developed for variable flow fields, multiple grain sizes, and simplified ecological rule systems so that realistic hydrodynamic models can be used to drive cellular automata models. Continue reading ›

HAMMER noise modelling tool to be enhanced

Posted: 02-Apr-2013

Announcement  - HR Wallingford’s tool to investigate the impact of underwater noise on animals, the Hydro-Acoustic Model for Mitigation and Ecological Response (HAMMER), will soon have increased data to model the behaviour of animals. The Natural Environment Research Council in the UK is funding a four month project to collect data on the behaviour of European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). This data will then be incorporated into the HAMMER model. Continue reading ›

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