Hydrodynamic Modelling


Hydrodynamic Modelling

Targeted, Advanced Simulations for Crafting Your Coastal Vision

Our service entails meticulous analyses of wave conditions, currents, sediment movements, and historical shoreline evolutions. Obtain unparalleled insights into predictable and well-informed coastal management.

Deciphering the complex interplay of hydrodynamical forces that shape coastal ecosystems is imperative for enhancing the efficacy of climate emergency mitigation strategies.[ESA] CCell can model the multiple transformations along your coastline, tracing its evolution through history, to the present day, and into the future.

This modelling is essential to the maintainence of healthy coastal ecosystems and is a precursor to implementing our nature-based coastal protection solutions with hyperboloid reefs.

Coastline with breakwater offshore showing computer predictive morphology.
Gulf of Mexico with hurricane passing over.
Wave induced currents off the coastline of Quintana Roo.
Coastal morphology analyses.
  • Strategic coastal development planning
  • Anticipating climate-vulnerable coastal transformations
  • Mitigating extreme-weather impact
  • Optimising breakwater positioning for enhanced effectiveness
  • Facilitating community-led coastal restoration
  • Precursor to ecological and environmental surveying
  • Permit applications
Family walking on beach.
Importance of healthy beaches to coastal communities.
Coastal development in Cancun, Mexico.
Growing coastal development and expansions that affect beach health.
Key Features

Historical Trends

Using global data source (e.g. Satellite, NOAA, Copernicus) with local site studies and wave-buoys data to spotlight historical environmental events.

Waves & currents
  • Wave history
  • Wave shoaling, refraction and diffraction (SWAN and SWASH)
  • Wave-induced currents (Telemac)
  • Near-shore wave statistics (Energy Spectra, Return Periods, etc.)
  • Coastline evolution *
Extreme weather
  • Hurricane tracks *
  • Storm Surge *
  • 2D and 3D modelling of extreme nonlinear waves (BST)

Wave-Structure Dynamics

CCell utilises computational modelling tools to craft comprehensive analyses. Recognising the importance of effective and ecologically mindful coastline planning, we ensure a deep understanding of impacts of new installations on your site.

Breakwater planning
  • Extreme loads
  • Optimal placement
  • Environmental impact
Wave-structure interactions
  • Hydrodynamic forces (considering height, width, length, freeboard, materials, porosity, structure).
  • Porosity and turbulence
  • Stress testing materials
  • Laboratory testing

Computational Models

We bring you easy-to-understand, dynamic simulations that breathe life into your coastal development planning, providing a comprehensive understanding of how environmental forces impact your site.

Fluid Dynamics
  • CFD (Computational fluid dyanmics)
  • Wave attenuation
  • Breakwater effectiveness
Coastal Morphology
  • Impact of various solutions on coastal sediments
  • Predictive coastal evolution
  • Comparison of nature-based and traditional solutions
* CCell develop and use a range of propriatary inhouse numerical models.
Case Study

Bahamas - Hurricane Matthew

In October 2016 the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed over Grand Bahamas causing extensive damage. It was estimated that 95% of homes in Eight Mile Rock and Holmes Rock experienced severe damage from the high winds and large waves.

When we visited the region the following year, damage to coastal properties was almost exclusively limited to those areas that did not have a offshore reef.

We found that offshore reefs caused larger waves to break offshore and that this also created a build up of sand behind the reefs. As the water in these locations was then shallower, this had the advantageous effect of limiting the strength of the waves during the hurricane.

Storm damanged wall
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