REEF3D is used for complex free surface flows that can occur around the hydraulic structures of hydropower dams. As an example, the simulation of the spillways at the Sarpfossen hydropower plant is shown. The experiments were conducted by the SINTEF Coast and Harbour Research Laboratory.
Fig. 1: Spillway simulation with REEF3D.
Fig. 2: Physical Model of the spillways at Sarpfossen hydropower plant.