Software

What is the iRIC Software?

iRICXXX (International River Interface Cooperative) is a river flow and riverbed variation analysis software package which combines the functionality of MD_SWMS, developed by the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) and RIC-Nays, developed by the Foundation of Hokkaido River Disaster Prevention Research Center.

The amalgamation of these pieces of software was proposed by Professor Yasuyuki Shimizu (Hokkaido University) and Dr. Jon Nelson (USGS), bringing together the accumulated analysis technology and software developments of MD_SWMS and RIC-Nays. Our vision is to continue to work on cutting-edge technology, incorporating the requests and opinions of our users to develop and provide even more useful software. We ask for your kind support in developing the most useful software possible.

Following is an outline of the iRIC software, its functions, and features.

iRIC Software Outline / Features

The iRIC software consists of three functions: preprocessor, postprocessor, and solver.

iRIC Software Outline / Features

Following is an outline of each function and feature.

preprocessor

Outline

This function is for creating calculation lattices and setting calculation conditions (e.g. hydrologic conditions, calculation methods).

Calculation lattices can be created from survey data such as river survey data and DEM data. Furthermore, for experimental and test calculation purposes, calculation lattices can be created based on geometric configuration settings.

preprocessor

postprocessor

Outline

This function is for visualization and analysis of calculation results.

Visualization of calculation results can be used for purposes such as creation of vector, contour, and other diagrams, as well as creation of graphs. Furthermore, visualization results can be output to file in graphic formats such as JPG, or output to GoogleEarth.

  • postprocessor
  • postprocessor

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