Launched in October 2011 this project involved Black & Veatch, in collaboration with HR Wallingford and the University of Edinburgh to develop a model of the UK Continental Shelf and North European Waters, 100 times more accurate than existing marine data. This has been used to assess the tidal energy potential around the UK (tidal range and tidal streams), to inform the design of energy harnessing schemes, to assess their interactions, and to evaluate their impact on European coasts. It can also be used to renew and inform flood defences, coastal erosion and aggregate extraction. Now completed, the project has been launched to market under the brand of SMARTtide. This is available to the marine industry under licence from HR Wallingford.
The TELEMAC system is a state-of-the-art free surface flow suite of solvers developed by a kernel of European organisations including HR Wallingford and other partners such as Electricité de France and the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute of Germany. The Continental Shelf Model is a sophisticated hydrodynamic model that is operated using the TELEMAC system. This document contains the supporting information required by an experienced modeller to operate the TELEMAC-2D solver in preparation to running the CSM model. In particular it describes the solver and provides instructions on how to download, install and run the available test cases.
This report forms part of the D06 deliverables; specifically Part A. D06 is comprised of 3 parts:
Part A – The TELEMAC system: Installation Guide,
Part B – The CSM Functional and Testing Report,
Part C – The CSM Web User Interface: User Guide.
It contains the supporting information required byan experienced modeller to get acquainted with the TELEMAC-2D solver, in particular a general description of the solver and instructions to download, install and run the available test cases. This report remains a comprehensive source of references with respect to all practical, technical and theoretical aspects of TELEMAC-2D and will be referred to as such in subsequent publications of this project. The majority of the information presented can also be found on the TELEMAC official website hosted and managed by HR Wallingford: http://www.opentelemac.org/. References to pre/post-processing and visualisation software are also provided at the end in this report.