XBeach Basic Course: Morphodynamic modelling during storm conditions

XBeach is an open-source software package developed jointly by UNESCO-IHE, Delft University of Technology and Deltares. It can compute the hydrodynamics and morphological change on sandy, gravel, coral, vegetated and urbanized coasts under daily and extreme conditions.

Course objective

On the first XBeach course, programme attendees will gain basic theoretical understanding on XBeach capabilities and functionalities. Moreover, attendees will learn how to apply the software for research or consultancy studies to simulate morphodynamics during storm conditions.

Learning outcomes

When utilizing XBeach for modelling, attendees will be able to retrieve theoretical and practical knowledge gained in this course.

  • Theoretical: attendees understand
    • the differences between the three hydrodynamic modes of XBeach: stationary, surfbeat and non-hydrostatic;
    • the background of the surfbeat mode and main (other) hydro- and morphodynamic formulations needed to simulate dune erosion and overwash;
    • the possibilities of more advanced applications (e.g. coral reefs, gravel & vegetated coasts, port hydrodynamics and ships waves).
  • Practical: attendees will know
    • what the input and output of XBeach looks like and how this can be used to answer practical questions in research / consultancy;
    • how to create an XBeach-surfbeat model from scratch to simulate nearshore hydro- and morphodynamics during storm conditions.

Who should participate

This course is aimed at project engineers, researchers, PhD students with a basic background in programming (e.g. Matlab / Python / Fortran) and modelling.

This paid course precedes the free XBeachX conference. The course and the conference are different in nature.

Registration

This course is part of the Delft Software Days – Edition 2017 (DSD-INT). You can register for this course via the DSD-INT website. If you click on the registration button at the top of this page you will be directed to the homepage of the DSD-INT. You will find instructions for creating a MyDSD account (if you don’t have one yet) and registration there. For payment you will find a link to our webshop (payment via CreditCard, iDEAL or bank transfer).