TELEMAC summer school

10-14 June 2019
Oxfordshire, UK

TELEMAC is an open-source software suite for modelling free surface waters using unstructured finite element models. This five-day course is aimed at consultants and students who are working on riverine, coastal and maritime hydrodynamic modelling projects, and provides an insight to the hydrodynamic tools available in the TELEMAC suite. The course includes modules on tidal flow, waves and sediment transport modelling, allowing users to apply the software to a range of engineering and real-world scenarios. Places can be booked on the full five-day course or specific modules.

Module 1 – Meshing in TELEMAC (Monday 10 June)
Focusing on meshing using Blue Kenue, this module will highlight the functionality and processes in Blue Kenue that are used in the creation and modification of mesh structures. Blue Kenue is freely available and can be used for both pre-processing and post processing.

Module 2 – Introduction to TELEMAC 2D (Tuesday 11 June)
TELEMAC 2D is a two dimensional in the horizontal (2DH) shallow water flow model. It provides an insight into hydrodynamic processes and uses a flexible mesh, which optimises computational efficiency whilst maintaining fine detail in the area of interest. This course module gives background on the steering files used in TELEMAC 2D. It also covers the parameters and schemes including modelling turbulence and friction and how to run, modify and interpret results from a simulation.

Module 3 – Introduction to TELEMAC 3D (Wednesday 12 June)
TELEMAC‑3D is a three‑dimensional (3D) model that uses the same horizontally unstructured mesh as TELEMAC-2D. This course module will introduce modelling with TELEMAC‑3D using hands-on test cases. Advanced topics will also be covered, such as quality assurance for 3D modelling assessments, sensitivity testing and model limitations, which are vital for studies carried out to support environmental and engineering decisions.

Module 4 – Wave modelling with ARTEMIS and TOMAWAC (Thursday 13 June)
ARTEMIS is a model for harbour disturbance assessment that solves the mild slope equation in elliptic form. TOMAWAC represents the generation of waves due to winds or offshore climates and propagation into shallow water. Breaking wave stresses are computed in the TOMAWAC model and these can be used within TELEMAC‑2D or 3D to represent wave‑ driven longshore currents. This course module will cover examples of wave modelling with ARTEMIS and TOMAWAC.

Module 5 – Introduction to sediment modelling with SISYPHE (Friday 14 June)
SISYPHE is the 2D sediment transport module of the TELEMAC system. It solves the equations of bed‑load and suspended load for both sand and sand mixtures. SISYPHE can be tightly coupled with TELEMAC-2D and TELEMAC‑3D while including inputs from the wave model TOMAWAC. The use of optimised numerical schemes and parallel processors enables medium to long term morphodynamic simulations. This course module will cover sediment transport modelling in 2D, morphodynamics modelling and a review on basic sediment transport processes included in the model.

Course fees include all documentation, lunch and refreshments:

  • £370.00 (plus VAT at 20%) per delegate per one-day module. Discounts are available when booking more than module, see website for details.
  • £1,450.00 (plus VAT at 20%) per delegate for full five‑day course.

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