Friday, 6 July 2012
Previews of MIKE by DHI Release 2012

As mentioned in the previous issues of our newsletter, we would like to disclose some previews of the upcoming MIKE by DHI software package 2012, which is scheduled to be released this September. The release will contain various new and exciting features, which we hope will improve your experience when using the software products, both with regard to usability, productivity, and enhanced applications.

MIKE 21: New wave spectra converter

With the primary goal to improve and ease the generation of boundary conditions for MIKE 21 SW, the upcoming 2012 version will include a new Wave Spectra Converter tool in the wave toolbox.

Boundary conditions for MIKE 21 SW are often based on integral wave parameters (significant wave height, peak wave period, mean wave direction, etc.) available from public sources. Actually, full wave spectral information is often available but it has been complicated to generate the required data for a MIKE 21 SW boundary. This new tool will solve this problem by making it possible to manipulate full wave spectra, including the generation of fully spectral boundary data for MIKE 21 SW.

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FEFLOW 6.1: Visualising the groundwater surface

With the upcoming release 2012, modelling groundwater with FEFLOW is scheduled to take an important step forward by improving the usability, comprehensibility and speeding up the workflow process.

Visualising the groundwater surface improves the understanding of groundwater models dramatically. Using the pressure, this visualisation can be achieved by restricting the parameters’ range to zero. This is already possible with FEFLOW 6.0, but requires some effort in order to adjust the view settings. With the new FEFLOW 6.1, zero pressure isosurfaces are added for the 3D and zero pressure isolines for the 2D views. Both become directly available when plotting the pressure in the view components and thus speeding up the visualisation process.

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MIKE URBAN: Catchment delineation from digital elevation models

Catchment delineation is one of the essential steps for surface-runoff modelling. With MIKE URBAN version 2012 catchments, as a basic physical entity of the landscape, can be derived easily from digital elevation models (DEM). The number of available DEMs as well as the spatial resolution has been increased rapidly over the last years. Using this delineation technique will improve accuracy of the catchment delineation compared to a pure geometrical method (e.g. Thiessen polygons). The technique involved is well known as it is already utilised in MIKE BASIN.

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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.

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