I don't think Project Boulder was named after a big rock. Perhaps it was named after the dam? To end my puzzlement, Product Manager, Matthew Anderson, told me it was actually named after the city of Boulder, Colorado that has a monument for Gilbert White who was an early pioneer in natural hazards, like Boulder Creek and mitigating the effects of flooding on the surrounding community.
Project Boulder for InfraWorks 360 is our free limited technology preview that matches the simplicity of two-dimensional (2D) flood simulations together with the immersive 3D models of InfraWorks 360. As a collaborative effort between Autodesk and Hydronia, InfraWorks 360 users have the ability to simulate, visualize, and animate 2D flood events directly in the Autodesk InfraWorks 360 model environment while utilizing the Hydronia RiverFlow2D computation model.
I live in Alameda, California. Two years ago UC Berkeley did not relocate its remote campus to our fair city because according to some of their climate change models, our city will be under water in 50 years. Man, my 106th birthday party will be a wet one. (Today is my birthday by the way.)
So what do your flooding models say? Some of the Project Boulder features include:
- Create Simulation Area and Model Flow and Outflow
- Automatic creation of Simplified Surface Mesh
- Establish a uniform Mannings n value for the model
- Determine the simulation time and increment
- Utilize the Hydronia RiverFlow2D model to perform the simulations
- Animate the resulting flood surface by elevation and depth of velocity in the model
So please give this technology preview a try and tell us what you think. Does it work for you or are we all wet? Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or the discussion forum on the project.
Water aerobics are alive in the lab.