Challenges with Intake Analysis
Engineers often need to consider a range of layouts for hydropower intake design. The optimal design can depend on a range of factors including the type, number and location of intake structures.
Solutions Provided by EEMS
EEMS allows various design alternatives to be accurately modeled for shear stress, velocity and depth to arrive at the best solution. New hydrodynamic options may be built rapidly and model outputs analyzed efficiently, providing the decision makers with a variety of graphical outputs with which to make an informed assessment.
Examples of Studies Done with EEMS
THXP Laos – Hydrodam Expansion Project
The THXP design process considered several layouts for the expansion intakes at their headpond. Existing gates were required to be modified to accommodate the new intake. EEMS was used to simulate the various design alternatives as a basis for evaluation and to make recommendations for the best alternative.
Download Example EE Models
Download an example model and run with the free EEMS Demo Version.
Use EFDC_Explorer (EE) and EFDC+ to simulate hydrodynamics of a waterbody when time or water level controlled sluice gates or pumps are added. There are four models in this folder: 01_Uncontrolled, 02_Sluice_Time_Series, 03_Sluice_Control_Rules, 04_Pump, whose distinctives are described further below.