PRLog - March 10, 2014 - OXFORD, U.K. -- With the awful floods across Britain in winter 2013-2014 still fresh in the mind, reputable engineering firm Maccaferri have developed some software that will assist in the future protection against such disasters.
Free watercourse modelling software from Maccaferri.
Maccaferri Ltd is the United Kingdom subsidiary of the worldwide Maccaferri Industrial group whose headquarters are in Bologna, Italy. From offices in Oxford, Scotland, Belfast and Dublin and supported by a team of Geotechnical and Geosynthetic Specialists and Civil Engineers, Maccaferri offer an extensive product range to the construction industry throughout the UK and Ireland.
Utilising their exceptional experience in watercourse management and erosion protection, Maccaferri have created ‘Macra1’. This is a piece of software that enables the user to assess the changes in surface characteristics and channel profile. By monitoring these aspects, engineers are able to assess their impact on stream and river flow patterns, as well as on other types of watercourses.
With the UK experiencing more extreme weather in recent years, there has been an increased demand for further understanding of watercourses. This new software will be a highly useful tool for the engineers that address the issue of extreme rainfall intensity, and will assist them in tackling the impact of extreme rainfall on high flow rates in British rivers and watercourses.
One of the main benefits of the Macra 1 software is that it is designed to be easily usable. The straightforwardness and simplicity of the tool allows the user to easily calculate flow depths and gain an understanding of how changing channel profile or surface characteristics can impact the river’s performance.
You can visit the website to download the software on:
For more information about Maccaferri and the development of the Macra 1 software, call Maccaferri UK on 01865 770555.