Ayres Knowledge Center Computational Fluid Dynamics - Page 2
TYPE OF HYDRAULIC MODEL
Full Scale Prototype
Physical Scale Model
Project Risk and Uncertainty
CFD reduces risk uncertainty
CFD provides detail and insight beyond 1D and 2D models
CFD design costs less than more complex modeling methods
CFD design time is less than more complex modeling methods
• Trusted Expertise. Every project is different.
Our nationally recognized river engineers will
develop and evaluate a design using appropriate
modeling tools for the task. The Federal Highway
Administration has trusted Ayres for decades
to advance the state of hydraulic engineering
practice and to provide training that guides the
nation’s engineers on how to model river flows,
how to evaluate bridges for scour, how to design
scour countermeasures, and how to design dams,
stormwater BMPs, culverts, and pump stations.
We apply this depth of experience and expertise to
select the right tools to build your solution.
• Broader Design Context. You want the team
that designs water resources projects – not just
someone who develops and analyzes models. Our
engineers apply CFD technology to infrastructure
through our vast experience working on real
projects and understanding our clients’ actual
needs. We manage projects from applied science
through finished construction.
• Practical Solutions. Our engineers use the
appropriate level of design to provide cost-effective
and functional solutions for our clients, varying from
1D analysis all the way to physical model studies.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Matthew Hickox, PE, CFM
Will deRosset, PE, CFM
Scott Zey, PE
3665 JFK Parkway, Bldg. 2, Suite 100
Fort Collins, CO 80525