The iCIEM numerical laboratory provided by the LIM/UPC research group consists of an array of advanced state-of-the-art computational models, both original and adapted codes, with the capacity to provide services ranging from the replication of the large and small scale hydraulic models to the pre-operational prediction systems of meteo-oceanographic features at coastal and shelf scale. Within this range, the numerical lab is adequate to simulate, for instance, the wave and wave-current flume in 2DV and 3D, the interaction of waves and currents with structures in 2D and 3D or the interaction of waves and currents with sediments in 2DV and 3D, as well as having hydrodynamic toolboxes for the simulation of open sea/shelf/nearshore works, morphodynamic toolboxes to model seabed and beach evolution (profiles and plan), and water quality toolboxes to simulate dispersion and water quality in local (near field) and regional (far field) analyses. Furthermore, all these models and toolboxes can be suitably combined to provide a risk analysis framework for individual assessment of particular situations.

Services provided by the iCIEM numerical node are:

  • Numerical wave/wave-current flume modelling in 2DV // Numerical wave/wave-current modelling in 3D // Numerical wave-current interaction with structures in 2DV/3D // Numerical wave-current interaction with sediments in 2DV/3D
  • Hydrodynamic (wave/current) tool box for open /shelf works (physical and engineering applications, including renewable energy) // Hydrodynamic (wave-current) tool box for nearshore depths
  • Morphodynamic toolbox for sea-bed (inner shelf) for beach profiles and for beach plan
  • Dispersion and water quality tool box for near field (local analyses) and for far field (regional analyses)
  • Risk analysis framework for individual assessment
  • Pre-operational system assessment for meteo-oceanographic fields shelf/coastal