Thursday, 17 February 2011
Release 2011

MIKE by DHI 2011 - Better than ever

The 2011 version of MIKE by DHI software is now officially released! Release 2011 is continuing our efforts toward greater usability, flexibility and seamless integration.Yet again many new important features have been added and likewise significant performance improvements have been made, which will further help our users and inevitably push the boundaries of modelling even further. Release 2011 will undoubtedly help the MIKE by DHI users win and complete even more projects successfully.

For more information - including Release flyers - please click here

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Tuesday, 8 February 2011
The 12th MIKE by DHI UK User Group Meeting at the Lion Quays Conference Centre
Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th March 2011

DRAFT AGENDA – UGM Tuesday 8th March

In addition to the user presentations, we will be detailing the new features and technologies available to you in MIKE by DHI Release 2011, as well as outlining our future plans for the software portfolio.

We will divide into two 'Tracks' for the different Product Area 'Technical' Sessions and re-join for a 3rd 'Common Interest' Track on Environmental Issues.

On the following 'Training Day' there is a choice of three separate Tracks with a choice of three different 'inset' sessions which can be mixed and matched according to your requirements…

Example tidal inundation model at Sutton Harbour, Plymouth using standard structures available within MIKE 21 Flexible Mesh

Introduction

The Sutton Harbour area of Plymouth is defended against tidal flooding primarily by a system of lock gates at the entrance to the inner harbour. It is understood that the defended level afforded by the lock gates is 4.03m A.O.D (although a number of openings in the parapet wall of the southern harbour wall may slightly compromise the level of defence). This example investigates the suitability of the existing defences to accommodate a 1 in 200-year tidal event plus an allowance for climate change.

Additional notes: It is assumed that all surface water outfalls into the inner harbour have been bypassed; hence, flooding from urban drainage has been ignored. No assessment of wave height has been included within this example. The aerial photograph above was obtained from the Channel Coastal Observatory Data Catalogue (see below).
LIDAR data, for use in the model, was obtained from the Channel Coastal Observatory Data Catalogue here http://www.channelcoast.org/. Downloading data and reports from the Channel Coastal Observatory Data Catalogue is currently free of charge (registration is required).

Additional notes: CCO LIDAR data was verified by comparison with EA LIDAR data and augmented by additional depth values.
Thursday, 3 February 2011
Cities

Release 2011 of MIKE URBAN is another significant milestone. Important new features have been added that further support the work flow, increase your productivity and set new standards for what can be done in urban water modelling.

Water distribution

Release 2011 is another need-to-have release for water distribution modellers. A range of new features to enhance the usability have been implemented such as:

1 Pressure dependent demands
Traditionally, water demands are defined prior to the simulation and thus independent of the actual pressure. With Release 2011, the Wagner equation can be used to adjust the node demands based on the available pressure. This makes it possible to simulate system shutdown, maintenance and intermittent water supply systems.

2 Reliability analysis
The Reliability Analysis Tool allows you to analyse hydraulic and water quality results of any steady state or extended period analysis and to investigate the reliability in terms of exceeded maximum and/or minimum values of pressures, flows, water quality, or any other result item.

Simplification tool

The simplification tool has been enhanced to include:
  • The choice of what not to simplify
  • Change in flow direction as a new pipe-merge criteria
  • Easy comparison of results from detailed and simplified models
  • Detailed summary reporting on what has been merged and removed
  • Saving simplification settings in a file
  • Batch execution of multiple simplifications based on several settings files
Tools for Building and Maintaining Models

Release 2011 of MIKE URBAN includes three new tools to increase your efficiency when building and maintaining models:

1 Database comparison and redoing modifications
This tool will report on differences between two MIKE URBAN databases. Records that are different will be reported as changed, deleted or added. For records which have changed, the attributes that are different will be highlighted. The differences can be saved to a file, which can be used to automatically redo the changes at a later stage, eg when redoing modifications after import.

2 Combining detailed and simplified models
This tool can be used to combine a detailed and a simplified model into a mixed model with both detailed and simplified areas.

3 Comparing results between models
With this tool you can compare two sets of model results at selected locations in batch mode.

Boundary Display in Map View

Boundary conditions are displayed in the map view including: discharge and water level boundaries in MOUSE and SWMM models, rainfall, temperature, evapotranspiration in catchments, as well as water demands in WD models.

Generic Features

Amongst the new generic features in 2011 in particular the climate change tool adds value for MIKE URBAN users. This tool provides climate model output (approved by IPCC) and applies these to make climate change assessment through automated modification of boundary conditions.
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Tuesday, 1 February 2011
The 2011 DHI UK User Group Meeting will be held over the 8th and 9th March 2011 at the Lion Quays Waterside Resort, Oswestry...

The full agenda for the User Group Meeting, on the Tuesday, is currently being finalised (please see http://www.mikebydhi.com/Events/UKUGM12.aspx for up to date details). Confirmed user presentations / papers currently include: -
  • '3D modelling of Southampton Water' by URS-Scott Wilson
  • 'Ground Source Energy Schemes in London' by ESI
  • 'The future of modelling at the UK Environment Agency' by the Environment Agency
  • 'Tywyn Coastal Process Assessment: Application of detailed numerical modelling tools for design optimisation' by Atkins
  • 'Water Environmental Modelling Using Mike 21 – to assist engineering design' by Arup
  • 'Real-Time Surface Water-Groundwater Modeling in the Big Cypress Basin, Florida' by DHI Inc
Also planned are user presentations covering Estuarine Modelling, Fluvial Geomorphology and Ecology, Flood Defence Techniques, and Hazard Mapping. The programme is almost full but, if you would like to present a paper, please contact us without delay.

In addition to the above user presentations, Jørgen Bo Nielsen (Managing Director of DHI Software Products) will deliver a keynote speech entitled 'DHI - Product Evolution & Innovation'. We will also be detailing the new features and technologies available to you within the forthcoming MIKE by DHI Release 2011, as well as outlining future plans for our software.

It is envisaged that, on the Wednesday, the training sessions will cover: -
  • Coast & Sea: Extended news and selected features, plus Tips & Tricks and Examples.
  • Flooding: Preparation of MIKE 11 river models for use in MIKE FLOOD, plus Tips & Tricks (e.g. MIKE 11 Structures) and Application examples (e.g. NAM).
  • Water Resources: Integrated Hydrology and Groundwater Modelling Introduction, and Application Examples.
There is still time to include other topics if required! Please let us know if you have any requests and we will endeavour to accommodate them.

A ‘drop by’ room is planned which would include a short MIKE FLOOD modelling introduction seminar, together with demonstrations of other new technologies. We are also planning to arrange 'meetings' for those delegates arriving on Monday afternoon (7th March), more on this to follow.

For further details and to book your place online please click below: -


You MUST confirm & pay for your overnight room requirements direct with the Lion Quays. Please book you hotel requirements before 14th February to guarantee your room. This year we have an 'economy option' of a room at a nearby hotel, but with breakfast and lunch at the Lion Quays.
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Welcome to DHI UK

DHI is an independent, international consulting and research organisation with the global objective of advancing technological development and competence with respect to water, in all of its environments.

Worldwide, we offer a wide range of consulting services and leading edge technologies, software tools, environmental laboratories, and physical model test facilities, as well as field surveys and monitoring programmes. Designated as a not-for-profit organisation, DHI is able to invest a considerable portion of its resources in research and development. Today we co-operate with many Universities, and research organisations, and are recognised globally for our innovation and expertise.

In the UK, DHI offers niche or specialist consultancy services in the water and environment market to government agencies, commercial entities and selected research organisations. We fulfil a research based specialist advisor role; a ‘Consultant to the Consultants’. We also supply and support the renowned MIKE by DHI suite of integrated water modelling tools.

MIKE by DHI software is the result of years of experience and dedicated development and has, in many regions, become the standard modelling tool. It transforms our science into practice and gives you the competitive edge and, through the DHI Academy, you can rest assured that there is a local team of highly skilled experts committed to train and support you every step of the way.

MIKE by DHI truly models the world of water - from mountain streams to the ocean and from drinking water to treatment plant and beyond.

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