Computer Models and Software

Sedimentation and River Hydraulics Group Numerical Models

Software/Tools for Water Measurement and Hydraulic Structures Analysis

  • Coanda-Effect Screen Performance — Coanda-effect screens provide low-maintenance debris and fish exclusion.
  • Low-Head Dams Spreadsheet Tool — An Excel spreadsheet used to identify low-head dams that create dangerous submerged hydraulic jumps.
  • PIDSim — Educational software to help understand common canal gate-control algorithms.
  • SpillwayPro — New (2019) software companion to "Engineering Monograph 42: Cavitation in Chutes & Spillways." SpillwayPro provides tools to 1) calculate water surface profiles and cavitation characteristics for existing spillways, 2) design spillway aerators, and 3) perform post-event cavitation damage assessments.
  • USBRWeir Calculator — An Excel spreadsheet used to create custom ratings for partially and fully contracted sharp-crested weirs.
  • WinADV — Analysis and post-processing of acoustic Doppler velocimeter (ADV) data.
  • WinFlume — Design and calibration of long-throated flumes and broad-crested weirs.
  • Wall Gage Creator — Flow-graduated staff gages for any hydraulic structure with a rating table or rating equation.
  • WinGate — Calibration of canal check structure gates (radial and slide gates) for accurate flow measurement.

Last Updated: 5/17/24