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Getting Started with the Grid

Developer System GDS

Karen O’Brien
Outline
• Resources and tech support
• Introduce FLO-2D Software
• What is the GDS?

• Hands-on
• Project setup
• Run FLO-2D model
Announcements
• Tech Support
- karen@flo-2d.com / jim@flo-2d.com / noemi@flo-
2d.com
- www.flo-2d.com
- www.flo-2dforum.com
- Webinar training
- Office # 928-339-1935
- Florida # 786-404-3003
- Certificate
FLO-2D System

GDS *.DAT FILES FLO-2D


(FLO.EXE)

MAPPER++
*.OUT FILES
MAPPER

Shapefiles
Grid files
Raster Images PLOTS, MAPS
Shapefiles
Grid Developer System GDS
• Input data for FLO-2D model
• Grid system
• Interpolates grid element elevation
• Aerial photos, CAD drawings and shape files
• Hydrograph data
• FLO-2D components
GDS Features
• Interactive data entry
- Channels
- Levees
- Streets
- Hydraulic structures
- Buildings
- Roughness
- Inflow and Outflow
- Infiltration
- Rainfall
- Evaporation
- Sediment transport / Mudflow
- Storm drain interface
GDS Handy Features
• Define Project Extents
- HEC-RAS
- DXF and DWG CAD files
- Shape files
• Levee breach
• Polylines for channels streets and levees
• 3-D points files to create levees
• Interpolation from multiple LiDAR files
• Data validation
Data Requirements
• REQUIRED
• Terrain elevations
- DTM
- ArcInfo ASCII Grid file
- Point Shape
- Map digitizing
• Hydrographs or rainfall
• Manning’s roughness coefficients
Data Requirements
• OPTIONAL
• Aerial photographs
• Soil and land use shape files
• Building shape files
• Data for channels, levees, etc.
• Storm drain data
The FLO-2D Grid
The FLO-2D Grid Element
How Neighbor GEs connect?
How Neighbor GEs connect?
How Neighbor GEs connect?
DTM data
• The DTM data can be space or coma
delimited
X-Coordinate Y-Coordinate Elevation

6413334.59 1936112.79 81.81


6413388.62 1936112.00 81.57
6413500.78 1936108.47 81.29
6413664.70 1936102.41 80.95
6413784.88 1936094.97 80.75
Interpolation algorithm
• Inverse distance weighting
Ri = 2

Ri = 1
Interpolate from multi-files
• The DTM data can be space or coma
delimited and several files can be selected at
one time.
• Several Data Formats
• Interpolates using average within each grid
element.
• Grid elements without points are identified.
Elevation Options

Select from four options…

Delete elevation points from outside a prescribed


range:
New Features GDS
• Computational domain from shapefile
• Design channel style
• Region limits adjustment
• Calculate LID cells and Horton infiltration cells
from shapefile
• Grid element shapefile
GDS Project Workflow
• Import elevation data
• Enter grid element size and create grid
• Setup modeling boundary
• Interpolate elevations to grid
• Enter inflow hydrographs
• Specify outflow elements
• Run FLO-2D model
• Visualize results (Mapper)
• Add details and optimization…
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