DHI Provides Hydrodynamic Modelling for PBPL

In order to help with the Port of Brisbane’s capacity expansion plans, DHI has developed an integrated numerical model for the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL).

DHI Provides Hydrodynamic Modelling for PBPL
Illustration of a passing vessel scenario

This model was capable of wave and hydrodynamic modelling as well as moored vessel interaction analysis for the entire port.

Among a large suite of commitments, the PBPL is also responsible for maintaining navigable access to the port for commercial shipping. As such, it is considering plans to deepen 10 km of the navigational channel in order to provide access to larger, deeper drafted vessels, to the port.

PBPL made the strategic decision to contract DHI to develop an integrated numerical model capable of being utilised for a wide range of applications relevant to the port’s ongoing capacity planning and management.

A regional wave model was also included to complete the foundation for a wide array of multipurpose investigations that could be useful to the port at a later stage – at a greatly reduced capital cost.

The hydrodynamic modelling was undertaken using DHI’s two-dimensional (2D) hydrodynamic flow model, MIKE 21 FM – a key component of the company’s MIKE software suite.

Moreover, there was a moored vessel analysis component, which included a detailed assessment of the expected increase in moored vessel interaction along all key vessel berths identified by PBPL.


June 12, 2014