Chester Hydropower Simulation

Menatech Limited recently simulated the University of Chester’s Hydro project. This innovation-simulation-realisation showcase involving an advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation was carried out to obtain an early appreciation of the velocities and current direction in a typical river configuration and further work is under way to add additional features such as sluices, fish pass and the proposed turbines. The full animation also features on our YouTube site.

Credit and thanks go to the University of Chester for geometry and data, Menatech Limited for modelling and simulation and Applied Computing & Engineering Limited who used FieldView from Intelligent Light for visualisation and graphics.