To explore means of building and viewing the results of a WBNM model in such a manner as to encourage use of the model for modelling presently undertaken by less capable procedures such as the PRM.
To explore means of spatially mapping the output of 1D hydraulic models and to develop software to read the output from a HEC-RAS simulation that provides an interface to mapping that permits output to be flexibly re-arranged as suits the user.
To explore the impact of lead up (pre-burst) rainfall on discharge with particular reference to the impact of the omission of lead up rainfall in the burst based AR&R design flood estimation procedure, on design discharges.
To explore the differences in construction difficulty, time to construct and run and simulation accuracy, between 1D and 2D models when run both as static and hydrodynamic models.
In March 1973, 1974 and 1975, heavy rainfall in the Wollongong LGA generated major flooding with large volumes of debris being transported in streams leading to blockage at least in part of many drainage structures.