Wednesday, February 13, 2019

GoldSim 12.1 Update 2 - Summary

Posted by Jason Lillywhite

We just released GoldSim 12.1 Update 2, which includes some noteworthy features even though it is labeled a "minor update". In this blog post, I will briefly describe some of them.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Run-of-the-River Hydroelectric Power Generation

Posted by Jason Lillywhite

A new model was added to our library that simulates run-of-the-river hydroelectric power generation. This model simulates a dam that is operated at a constant water level with insignificant amount of storage compared to the daily flow through. It is based on work by one of our expert modelers for a project on the Aksu River, located in northeastern Turkey. Below is a picture showing the dam that this model was originally created for.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Simulating Mixed-Media Storage

Posted by Jason Lillywhite

I created a model for demonstrating how to simulate mixed-media storage that accounts for changing quantities of solids and water over time. This kind of model is useful in mine water management models (tailings facilities) and also for simulating sediment accumulation in reservoirs. GoldSim makes it easy to account for the changes in the media while also managing overflows and operations of inflows in a way that is easy to use and understand.