Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Sprinting Ahead of the Competition

MIKE FLOOD continues to go from strength to strength and has proven to be the fastest performing 2D hydraulic modelling package available in the UK.

In an independent review just published by the UK Environment Agency MIKE FLOOD comes out far ahead of all other 2D dynamic modelling packages in terms of speed of simulations. Out of 10 tests, MIKE FLOOD is faster than all other products in 8 – and a close second in the remaining 2. As the numbers below show, MIKE FLOOD is clearly the world's most powerful 1D/2D hydrodynamic engine for flood modelling.


Figure 1: Relative runtimes of the five modelling packages in the 10 tests and overall. Lower values means faster simulations. Green (and the value 1) indicates the fastest package [1]

This confirms the findings of another recent independent survey of users of various 2D flood inundation modelling packages (also carried out for the UK Environment Agency), which awarded MIKE FLOOD the highest user ratings for model setup, runtimes, stability, presentation & visualisation of results, sensitivity tests and file management (MIKE FLOOD achieved the highest overall score).


Figure 2: Average user ratings for most frequently used 2D hydraulic modelling packages (five is excellent, one is poor) [2]

We are very proud to get the recognition as the fastest and the most user friendly 2D modelling package” says Morten Rungø, Head of Urban Products in DHI. “It is particularly rewarding that this conclusion is based on an independent review with a level playing field for all participants”.

As for all the products in the MIKE family, training and support for MIKE FLOOD is available in more than 30 countries world wide and in at least twenty different languages. The superior speed, user friendliness and the global training and support are among the main reasons why MIKE FLOOD is preferred by an ever increasing number of professionals all over the world” concludes Morten Rungø.

[1] The speed comparison can be found on page 93 of the Environment Agency Science Report 'Benchmarking of 2D Hydraulic Modelling Packages'. The above table is converted from runtimes to relative speeds of computation. The complete report can be downloaded from the EA website here http://publications.environment-agency.gov.uk/epages/eapublications.storefront

[2] More information can be found in the ‘Desktop Review of 2D Hydraulic Software Packages’ (Environment Agency Science Report) here http://publications.environment-agency.gov.uk/pdf/SCHO0709BQSE-e-e.pdf.

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