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Wednesday, October 9 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
CFD Modeling from Pipelines to Treatment Plants

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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling can help designers troubleshoot problems in hard to reach places, or predict unique flow patterns before construction. Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District's Southeast Collection Line is on a steep slope and has historically had limitations to conveying design flows during peak spring runoff. CFD modeling has been used to determine the root causes of these restrictions which include suspended bubbles in the flow stream, air binding from roll over, and limiting flow during transitions from open channel to pressurized flow. During design of the 3 Kings Water Treatment Plant in Park City, advanced hydraulic modeling was also conducted to provide critical information to support the design of various hydraulic and process elements in the facility. The modeling helped to optimize raw water splitting and mixing, sedimentation efficiency, and disinfection compliance.


Ryan Willeitner

Water Resources Engineer, Jacobs Engineering
Ryan Willeitner has a bachelors and masters from Utah State University where he published papers on CFD modeling. Ryan has worked for Jacobs for 9 years designing conveyance systems throughout the state of Utah.

Wednesday October 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm MDT