GHD created a 3D virtual reality environment that integrated all data sets and showed the impact of different scenarios on the dam’s infrastructure, the environment and the impacted residents.
The integrated 3D model included data related to geology, computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analysis and live instrumentation feeds all superimposed on a lifelike geo-located photogrammetric mesh. Custom navigational controls were built to meet the specific needs of users.
We combined geological data from Leapfrog Works and lithological data in Unity, a virtual reality development platform. Our modelling integrated spillway floods so users could assess the impacts of different flood levels. Piezometers were installed to measure and display groundwater pressure in real-time, and drone-captured imagery created a lifelike photogrammetric mesh of the dam.