Perform calculations of floods, drought and water quality, at present as well as in future situations.

Our climate is changing. There is a higher risk of floods through increased rainfall, rising seawater levels and peat subsidence. It’s of the utmost importance that we protect our land against the water. Water authorities around the world have to take measures the coming years to ensure that people stay safe.

Another important topic is the quality of water. Clean water is vital for the health of people, animals and plants. A growing number of parties are responsible for improving the quality of water because the stakes are high.

For all the important issues of water management the Tygron Geodesign Platform offers a fully integrated software solution.

The Tygron Platform is a comprehensive water-instrument package, which is suitable for making situations with too much water (floods) and not enough water (drought) and water quality transparent on a regional scale, both on high resolution and at high speed.

Just feed the platform with relevant data and let the GPU supercomputer in the cloud crunch the numbers. You can check the outcome on the accurate 3D map or through one of our many comprehensive analytic datasets. Seeing the results in a 3D world really helps visualising both the problem and solutions, even if you’re not an expert in the field. Planners and stakeholders can now work together to make plans or advice on policy.

An introduction to the Flooding Module for the Tygron Platform

Tygron Flooding Module

Dam Break Study

Dam break study on 1×1 meter grid cel resolution. Flood simulation by crunching big data with our GPU supercomputer results in rapid and detailed calculations. We are continually improving the number of calculation models and capacity to analyze and visualize big data. Due to the visualization and calculation speed, the use-cases are quite different from what traditional engineering models offer.

Dam Break Study

Breach Growth

Breach Growth as part of a flood-simulation. The breach growth formula by Verheij and Van der Knaap (2002) has been applied and validated. Implementation is based on EU-guidelines. The implementation is unique due to the dynamic interaction between the breach growth formula and 3D grid-simulation. This gives a highly detailed simulation of flood-events.

Breach Growth

River Flood Simulation

See the Tygron Geodesign Platform in action in this comprehensive 2D River flood simulation. Crunching big data with our GPU supercomputer results in rapid and detailed calculations. A High Resolution grid-based model allows for a deep dive into the physical consequences of an extreme discharge for both floodplain and urban areas.

River Flood Module

“Since 2017, 25 million computing cells have been available for each project built within the Tygron Platform. By the beginning of 2019, the aim is to compute this number forty times over: 1 billion. If this process is continued, 90 billion cells are well within reach by 2020. This will allow an area of 300km x 300km, larger than the Netherlands, to be subdivided into computing cells of 1m x 1m.”


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