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Brazilian Olympics: Design of water channels for slalom, Middlesborough

Event organised by ICE

08 March 2016

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  • The background to the scheme both during the games and in legacy,
  • How the concept we developed for London 2012 has been used and refined based on lessons learnt.
  • The principal components of the development including the white water channels, the pumping stations, boat conveyors and the water treatment system.
  • A key focus of the presentation is the hydraulic modelling exercises undertaken which include by computational Fluid Dynamics and physical scale modelling in the labs at the Czech Technical University.
  • The presentation concludes with interesting opportunities following on from these venues in flood rescue works and river channel works.

The presentation also includes a 4 minute video of the physical scale hydraulic modelling that Cundall did at the Czech Technical University.

For more information please contact:

Katy O’Brien