Physical Modelling for Coastal Engineers

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm

Cost £15.00

Event Description

10:00 Morning session

1) Introductions

2) Why physical modelling? – a discussion of why physical modelling is of particular value to coastal engineers.  What techniques are used and what are the most useful applications?

3) Briefing on the practical session.

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Afternoon session

4) The workshop will be divided into two groups for the practical session in HR Wallingford’s Froude Modelling Hall.  Each group will be allocated a task of constructing and testing a small physical model.  The focus will be on coastal processes, including armouring systems and beach response.

17:00 Close down discussion

Attendees should bring safety footwear.  Refreshments will be provided, so attendees should inform us of any special dietary requirements.








HR Wallingford is an independent civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation. We deliver practical solutions to the complex water-related challenges faced by our international clients. Our unique mix of know-how, assets and facilities includes state of the art physical modelling laboratories, a full range of numerical modelling tools and the world-renowned skills and expertise of our staff.

Our state of the art physical modelling facilities include: wave basins, wave-current or current only basin, wave flumes, general purpose flow flume, hydraulic structure and river floodplain modelling area and specialist facilities for tsunami generation, flood protection product testing, air in pipelines and aircraft ditching studies. To find out more, please visit:



HR Wallingford, Howbery Park Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BA United Kingdom


10:00am - 5:00pm