On April 7, 2016, Dr. Paul Boulos presented the Agreement of Cooperation between the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Federation of Lebanese Engineers (FLE). Present at this auspicious occasion were Mr. Khaled Chehab, FLE President, Dr. Abdulmenhem Alameddine, Former FLE President, Dr. Makram Suidan, Dean of Engineering at the American University of Beirut and the Honorable Ambassador Theodore Kattouf, President and CEO of AMIDEAST. Continue reading
Infoworks ICM includes many of the latest modelling capabilities in the market and fully-distributed (FD) modelling is one of these abilities. Usually, urban stormwater models are semi-distributed (SD), i.e. are based on subcatchment units, where rainfall is applied and transformed into flow hydrographs that discharge to 1D nodes. FD models do not consider subcathments and apply the rainfall directly on surface elements of the 2D overland model. SD models have been applied in the water industry, but FD models can be more detailed and theoretically more realistic.
These two types of models were compared with two real case studies in the paper suggested below. The selected case studies have been investigated in the last recent years: Cranbrook catchment, London, UK; and Zona Central catchment, Coimbra, Portugal. The Cranbrook catchment has an area of 8.5 km2 and a flat topography, while the Zona Central is a very steep catchment with an area of 1.5 km2. In the Cranbrook catchment, modelling results were compared with monitoring data collected in the sewer network, and in the Zona Central catchment floodplains were analysed with photographic records of flooding events. Continue reading
During his short visit to Lebanon, Dr. Paul Boulos attended the AMIDEAST fundraising dinner at the Phoenicia Intercontinental hotel in Beirut. The event hosted over 500 VIP guests and raised over $170K in needy scholarships! This amount will provide unprecedented scholarship opportunities and hope for Lebanon’s youth who face economic hardship by affording them an American education that’s second to none. This education will help open the door for them to excel and succeed, shape the future of their country and the region, and help build a better world for the greater good.
“I am honored to have participated in this signal event,” said Dr. Boulos. “But this gala is not about how many dollars it raises; it is about how many lives it changes. You can’t go anywhere in the world today without meeting proud AMIDEAST alumni. They are successful entrepreneurs and leaders in business, engineering, government and education – positions they never could have dreamed of attaining without AMIDEAST support. Their effect extends far beyond their careers to involvements that draw their families and communities together.”
AMDIDEAST continues to play a vital role in the future of the region.
Custom GPU Settings – available since InfoWorks ICM v6.0
When a Desktop or Workstation contains multiple GPU cards, the 2D engine in InfoWorks ICM will cycle through all the available cards and pick one to use for each simulation. The criteria to select a card is based on the memory available in the card.
Custom GPU settings can be used to force the 2D engine to use a specific card, or to loop through a list of GPU cards in a specific order (as specified by the user) and then select the one with the highest free memory. The Custom GPU settings can also be used to force the 2D engine to ignore certain cards.
In the past couple of years there have been a number of academic papers highlighting InfoWorks ICM and various modelling approaches which can be utilised within the software. Below is a small list of some recent ones which may be of interest to users: Continue reading
Right clicking on a Layer List and choosing properties from the pop-up menu brings up the Properties dialog box, the ‘Layer List’ tab displays the mapped drive (such as X:\) or UNC paths (such as \\servername to the GIS Layers).
Layer List – Properties
GIS Layers have moved? No problem. Use the following method to reassign the path. Continue reading