Computer Modeling: S2O maintains some of the most advanced modeling available. Our capabilities include 1-D, 2-D and 3-D computational fluid dynamics models. These models include floodplain models, HEC-RAS models, pump and intake models, and fish passage and whitewater models. We also have the unique capability of exporting these models to enable detailed analysis, using Finite Element Analysis, of the stresses in a whitewater channel.
Physical Modeling: S2O also works in-house, and in partnership with a leading laboratory, to create physical models, including bypass channels, river models, Olympic and recreational channels, and feature-specific whitewater models. S2O’s scale models have been used to accurately predict flows and have been cited by the International Canoe Federation’s Technical Representative as “the first models I’ve seen that accurately predict what the final product will become.”
Renderings: S2o also creates realistic project renderings that help the Client and general public to understand the look and functionality of a particular whitewater park. These renderings are often used by media in news articles about a project or by the client at public meetings and to raise funding.
Construction Modeling: S2O designs its channels in three dimensions using AutoCad Civil 3D. S2O’s use of this powerful software has been cited as “innovative” by a leading Civil3D authority. The use of this software helped ensure that our redesign of the 2012 Olympic Course — completed in three weeks — was accurately modeled with no reported errors or required clarifications. Our adaptation of this software to whitewater channel design allows S2O engineers to benefit from the inherent accuracy in dynamically updated 3-dimensional design.
S2O’s models have been tasked with evaluating designs created by competing firms and have been credited with saving clients hundreds of thousands of dollars in required fixes and changes.
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