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Improved guidance to assess flood defence overtopping

Posted: 18-Dec-2018

Reducing the risks of overtopping is essential for the effective design and management of flood defences, particularly as these defences are required to meet future conditions, including the impacts of climate change. HR Wallingford is one of the partners writing the European Overtopping Manual – known as EurOtop – which has now been revised and updated in a second edition. EurOtop II provides improved guidance predicting wave overtopping at coastal structures as well as at estuary and inland flood embankments and reservoirs.  Continue reading ›

Tracking tropical cyclones to improve risk assessment

Posted: 13-Dec-2018

HR Wallingford scientists have developed a method to allow for much more precise modelling of likely future cyclone events. Continue reading ›

New research produces toolkit to optimise the design of floating offshore renewable energy devices

Posted: 22-Oct-2018

 Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can be used to provide an accurate simulation of the response of complex offshore floating structures under realistic sea states, including extreme weather conditions. Continue reading ›

Coastal flooding research by HR Wallingford and Environment Agency awarded ICE medal for Research and Innovation

Posted: 09-Oct-2018

New research undertaken on behalf of the Environment Agency by scientists at HR Wallingford has been recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), with the award of the Bill Curtin Medal for Research and Innovation at the ICE Publishing Awards ceremony, held at One Great George Street in London on Monday 8 October 2018. The awards recognise authors from both industry and academia who have produced work judged by their peers to be of exceptional quality and of benefit to the civil engineering, construction and materials science community. Continue reading ›

Managing cable congestion for the world’s largest offshore wind farm

Posted: 02-Oct-2018

HR Wallingford carried out rock berm scour tests for Ørsted in its Fast Flow Facility, which is able to re-create realistic marine conditions in the laboratory. Continue reading ›

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