Event Title

Session D1 - The Efficacy of CFD Modeling at Brunswick Station (Maine)

Presenter Information

John Richardson, ARCADIS

Location

UMass Amherst

Event Website

http://fishpassage.ecs.umass.edu/Conference2012/

Start Date

5-6-2012 11:30 AM

End Date

5-6-2012 12:00 PM

Description

Downstream fish passage alternatives for the Brunswick Hydro-Electric Station are currently being evaluated using the results of CFD analyses. In addition to this, a field data collection program is being carried out to improve the reliability of the work. Since preliminary modeling was carried out in advance of the field data collection, this project provides a unique opportunity to evaluate the usefulness of computer generated results used to characterize flow at a complicated project location a priori. As part of this presentation a brief outline of proposed downstream fish passage schemes will be provided as well as a comparison of computed and measured flow patterns.

Comments

John Richardson received his undergraduate education at Lafayette College (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1987) and his graduate education at the University of Maine, Orono (M.S. and Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1992 and 1996). While at the University of Maine, Dr. Richardson performed original research in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). After completing his studies, he relocated to Los Alamos, New Mexico and was employed by Dr. C. W. (Tony) Hirt. Under Dr. Hirt's supervision, Dr. Richardson contributed to the development of the FLOW-3D computer software system. FLOW-3D is a commercially available CFD program used worldwide by scientists and engineers to study complex flow problems (e.g., Inkjet Printer Design, Metal Casting, Aerospace Engineering, and Environmental Modeling). John is currently employed by ARCADIS as a Technical Expert assisting with numerical modeling projects.

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Jun 5th, 11:30 AM Jun 5th, 12:00 PM

Session D1 - The Efficacy of CFD Modeling at Brunswick Station (Maine)

UMass Amherst

Downstream fish passage alternatives for the Brunswick Hydro-Electric Station are currently being evaluated using the results of CFD analyses. In addition to this, a field data collection program is being carried out to improve the reliability of the work. Since preliminary modeling was carried out in advance of the field data collection, this project provides a unique opportunity to evaluate the usefulness of computer generated results used to characterize flow at a complicated project location a priori. As part of this presentation a brief outline of proposed downstream fish passage schemes will be provided as well as a comparison of computed and measured flow patterns.

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