Bob is a Mechanical Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in hydraulic analysis and design. Bob specializes in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and hydraulic transient analysis for pipelines, tanks, and pumping stations. As Associated Engineering’s National Practice Leader in fluid dynamics, he provides advice, advanced analysis, modelling, and technical support on a wide variety of projects across Canada. He has conducted 3-dimensional CFD analysis to optimize design layout to achieve acceptable flow conditions His analysis and design advice has helped to improve layout and design of pumping stations and tanks. Bob has helped to improve mixing and eliminate stagnation of fluids in reservoirs.
For operating facilities, Bob’s analysis has helped to optimize flow conditions over a range of flow rates while minimizing modifications to structures. Bob’s analysis is often used to determine what physical modelling should be undertaken, or to complement physical modelling.