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This module is dedicated to flooding resilience. The module is divided into three parts:

  • The first part is about using Grasshopper and Kangaroo to set up the simulation environment.
  • In the second part, you will learn to use the outcome of the simulation to evaluate the Situation at the site.
  • The last part explains the process of importing GIS data (OSM, GeoTiff) with the Elk plugin to use it as input for simulations.

In the final video, the streamlined workflow of using the previously learned methods to simulate and evaluate an area in Weimar is presented.

Learning objectives

You will learn to set up your own rain-runoff simulation and evaluation model in Rhino3D/Grasshopper. The goal of the course is to use GIS data to build a 3d model where your project is located and use the simulation model to develop a design that is resilient against heavy rainfall and pluvial flooding.


If you are not yet experienced with parametric modeling with Grasshopper for Rhino3D it is highly recommended that you start with the course Introduction to Parametric Design :: IPD open before you continue with this one!


Julius Morschek

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Wassie MT
Posted 5 months ago
Urban flooding modeling and simulation

I want to see how to model flood-prone areas, How do we simulate flooding and I wonder to see how it works on a bigger scale

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Posted 10 months ago
Thank You, Great work!

Hii, Its really useful but i am really looking forward to flooding through rising sea level simulations! i am currently doing my thesis on flooding scenario's so it will be really useful. Thanku!

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Posted 11 months ago
Amazing course. Looking forward to the water level simulation toolbox.

This is an amazing course. Really want to learn more about the flooding simulation and looking forward to the water level simulation toolbox.

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Anmol Mathur
Posted 1 year ago
Extremely useful analysis

Thanks a lot for making such a useful tool for urban design and more than that providing a high-quality video tutorial. Really looking forward to completing more open courses on OTP platform

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