Tired of struggling with government-issued, outdated culvert design software? There’s good news. Culvert Studio was built from the ground up using the latest software technology providing you with a rich user experience and rock-solid, time-tested results. It employs industry standard FHWA HDS-5 methodology so you can design and model culverts, including scour and riprap aprons, with confidence.
Use Culvert Studio to design and model single-barrel crossings or multi-barrel culverts with various shapes, inlet configurations, materials, slopes, sizes and flow regimes including supercritical flow with hydraulic jumps and overtopping flow.
The first thing you’ll notice is the graphical representation of your culvert designs. Realistic water surface profiles match the exactness of the highly technical calculations taking place behind the scenes.
Culvert Studio offers powerful ways to get your work done as efficiently as possible. For example, you can create up to 10 unique culvert designs at once. Copy data from one and paste into another. Alternate modeling scenarios are developed with a single mouse click. Model a wide variety of barrel shapes, inlet configurations and skew angles.
Specify flow rates with a user-defined range (Qmin, Qmax), sets of known Qs or have them automatically computed by the Rational method for any or all return periods.
Tailwater options include Known Elevation, Crown, Normal Depth, Critical Depth or (dc + D)/2. You can even choose a channel section! Culvert Studio automatically creates a tailwater rating curve.