This chapter guides through the setup of a two-dimensional (2d) numerical simulation with the freely available software BASEMENT v3.1.1 developed at the ETH Zurich (Switzerland). Visit their website to download the program and read the detailed documentation. This tutorial features:

  • Setting up a 2d hydrodynamic, steady model

  • Running a steady hydrodynamic 2d numerical simulation

  • Post-processing of simulation results: Visualize, understand and analyze model outputs.


Completing this tutorial requires:

Platform compatibility

All software applications featured in this tutorial are compatible with Linux and Windows platforms. Note that BASEMENT is not available for macOS.