01 July 2016
Whitewater Parks International (WPI) engaged the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic (CTU) to assist in the testing and validation of WPI's concept design work for the Kasai Park whitewater center in Tokyo.
The modeling process is undertaken to demonstrate that all of ICF technical requirements
can be met for canoe slalom's highest level events, while also establishing an initial configuration of hydraulic features.
While actual construction of this project is slated for completion in 2019, modeling in the current design phase is an important
step in refining the details that will lead to a more streamlined development process and more successful results.
Ahead of detailed design, the model undergoes exercises concerned with flow calibrations, effective obstacle placement, and hydraulic behavior, in addition to full compliance testing and confirmation of optimal settings.
The technically knowledgeable and experienced team at CTU constructed, outfitted, and documented results of the model.
“We are extremely pleased to be working together again with Dr. Jaroslav Pollert and crew at CTU's hydraulic laboratory”, noted WPI's Managing Director, Bob Campbell.
“Their dedication to these modeling exercises and quality workmanship throughout have made invaluable contributions to the success of many of our past award-winning projects.”
The Kasai Park project marks the seventh hydraulic model WPI has collaborated on with CTU - each prepared for the highest level international standard canoe slalom competition courses across five continents, including the Rio2016 Whitewater Stadium in the Deodoro Sport Complex where Olympic Canoe Slalom events were held.
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