Graphical user interface

The entire workflow for setting up a hydraulic model and presenting model results is integrated in the graphical user interface of Kalypso WSPM. In particular, presenting map and cross section views simultaneously in the user interface helps the user to be in "control of the situation".

Technical Bulletin of BWK 1/199

Technical Bulletin of DVWK 220/1991


Kalypso WSPM

is a module for computing one-dimensional water surface profiles. The standard version contains the computation module from the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg - also referred to as PASCHE computation module. This module supports the newest methods and approaches which have been standardized in Germany for carrying out hydraulic computations for near-natural creaks and rivers and are summarized in the Technical Bulletins 1/1999 of BWK and 220/1991 of DVWK.

Main features of the computation module are

  • Stationary non-uniform computation of water surface profiles and
  • optionally taking the flow laws of DARCY-WEISBACH or GAUCKLER-MANNING-STRICKLER into account,
  • Consideration of separation plane roughness according to PASCHE,
  • Consideration of fouling roughness according to LINDER and PASCHE,
  • Computation of bridges with complex geometries while taking different flow conditions into account,
  • Computation of weirs with one or more fields and
  • Determination of Kalinin-Miljukov parameters for flood routing in precipitation-runoff simulations (see Kalypso Hydrology).

Main features of the graphical user interface include inter alia:

  • GIS-based input and presentation of hydraulic data,
  • Import of existing WSPWIN projects including cross section data in Triple Format,
  • Assignment of cross section attributes according to imported roughness and fouling zones,
  • Cross section validation including means for automatic adjustment,
  • Automatic historization of model results for carrying out scenario comparisons,
  • Interface with Kalypso Flood for determining inundated areas,
  • Integration of publicly available Web Map Services (WMS),
  • Interfaces to commonly used vector and raster data formats (Shape format, ESRI ASCII Grid).