XC Engineering, through the use of the software that it represents, is able to virtually reproduce the movement of any river flow. What apparently seems chaotic, like turbulence, vortexes, waves, etc… can in practice be mathematically forecasted through the use of ad hoc software. One of these is FLOW-3D.
No experimental analysis using small-scale models is needed, but rather only a powerful software that reproduces reality in an accurate way on a common desktop monitor.
It is possible to add flows tracers to river, pollutant quantities, or wastewater, to monitor their movement along the time and their environmental impact, intervening in the right places with the right intensity.
FLOW-3D also includes a heat transfer module to represent convective motions and thermal gradients in a fully 3D environment.
The software permits the simulation of river-bed scour through a specific module. This module can treat multiple sediment species and take into account bed rolling phenomena, lift and angles of repose.
CIVIL STRUCTURE INTERACTION
The virtual simulation can represent catastrophic phenomena like floods or large waves, or preview the effects of civil structures like pier bridge and fish passages.