Hydraulics & Computational Fluid Dynamics

As our clients make critical decisions about natural waterways and built infrastructure, it’s often essential to have a clear picture of complex fluid flows and how they affect these systems. LimnoTech is an established industry leader in advanced hydraulics and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with a broad range of applications in rivers, lakes/reservoirs, and coastal systems; municipal water and wastewater systems; and the industrial and energy sectors. Our 40-plus years of experience as developers and users of advanced models have given us a unique understanding of how to employ the best tools for our clients’ most complex challenges.

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LimnoTech provides technically sound, consistent, and cost-effective services related to hydraulics and CFD modeling. We provide our clients with the information and tools needed to support decisions about hydraulic structure design, CSO tunnels, water intake structures, discharge plumes, and riverine and coastal structures. Our in-depth understanding of the most advanced models from the code up means we know the underlying assumptions, allowing us to focus attention on efficiently and accurately modeling and assessing the problem at hand.

Our record of hundreds of successful project applications involving hydrologic and hydraulic analysis has given us the experience necessary to address most problems, from the common to the unique. Our projects have included water bodies located throughout the country, including the Great Lakes; the Gulf of Mexico; the Mississippi River; Chesapeake Bay; the Pacific Ocean; dozens of smaller lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and estuaries; and municipal sewer pipe networks and tunnels. The solutions we have developed for these sites are tailored to meet our clients’ specific needs and range from coarse-scale screening level models, to complex three-dimensional hydrodynamic and wind-wave models for lakes and estuaries, to CFD models designed to capture fine-scale flow phenomena within a tunnel or drop shaft. Developing effective and efficient solutions to these problems requires not only in-depth knowledge but also flexibility in selecting from a broad range of tools that support the analysis.

Our broad expertise and flexible solutions make it possible for our clients to better understand, manage and design even the most complex hydraulic systems. With over 40 years of experience and a reputation as industry leaders, LimnoTech can provide the solution to meet your needs.

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  • Coastal & Estuarine Dynamics

  • Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Modeling

  • Extreme Event Analysis

  • Full Integration (e.g., linking hydraulic results with sediment transport, contaminant transport & fate & water quality models)

  • High Resolution Grid Development

  • Hydraulic Structures Evaluation

  • Lake & Reservoir Dynamics and Stratification

  • River & Floodplain Modeling

  • Surge and Transient Analysis of Large Tunnels

  • Wind Wave Modeling


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  • [LimnoTech’s] products have included innovative approaches to overall scientific issues and also to the technical details of model applications. The models and their applications exhibit a high degree of certainty.

    Russell Kreis Jr. Large Lakes and Rivers Research Station, Grosse Ile, MI


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