I would like to write my thesis on modelling extreme rainfall events in urban areas coupling a 2D surface model with an 1D sewer channel model. I have access to a good software which models hydrodynamically and offers me 3 different modelling approaches. My basic idea was to apply all three approaches and compare them and see what happens but my prof. is not convinced yet. He is happy with the model but he wants me to formulate a clear research question and ideally a hypothesis. Further, I can apply the model but I have no data to verify the results.
I'm stuck here, I don't know how to come up with a good research question and hypothesis. Maybe you can give me some ideas of what I could do?