Coastal Sediment Modelling – A Delft3D Flexible Mesh training in Coastal Sediment Modelling (for US and Canadian users)

The D-Morphology module of the Delft3D FM Suite integrates the effects of waves, currents, sediment transport on morphological development, related to sediment sizes ranging from silt to gravel. It is designed to simulate the morphodynamic behavior of rivers, estuaries and coasts on time-scales of days to years. The typical problems to be studied using the morphological module involve complex interactions between waves, currents, sediment transport and bathymetry. To allow such interactions, the individual modules within Delft3D FM Suite all interact through a well-defined common interface.

Some areas of applications are

  1. The D-Waves module can optionally be coupled with the other modules of the Delft3D FM Suite. In this way an efficient and direct coupling is obtained between e.g. the D-Flow FM module (wave driven currents) and the D-Morphology module (stirred by wave breaking);
    Coastal areas including beaches, channels, sand bars, harbour moles, offshore breakwaters, groynes and other structures. The coastal areas may be intersected by tidal inlets or rivers, parts of it may be drying and flooding
  2. Estuaries including tidal inlets and river deltas influenced by tidal currents, river discharges and density currents due to sediment. Sediment can be non-cohesive (sand) or cohesive (silt). The areas may include drying and flooding, channels and man-made structures, e.g. docks, jetties and land reclamations.

Objective of the course

• Setting up and running a sediment transport and morphodynamic simulation, driven by current alone and wave coupling with current.

Course subjects

  • Introduction on steering the different processes
  • Setting up and running morphology simulation
  • Setting up and running wave-current-morphology simulation for coastal areas or rivers.

This course is aimed at

  • Project engineers, project leaders and researchers
  • Knowledge how to model the hydrodynamics is required
  • Our advice would be to join the Delft3D FM – Coastal Hydrodynamic Modelling Course and Delft3D FM – Wave Modelling Course first. It is not necessarily at the same time, same year, but need at least once.

Online format

Due to COVID-19, we’ll be providing an online version of this course. Potentially, we will make use of pre-recorded content that you can watch at your own pace. Regardless of this, we will have interactive sessions with a Q&A. By keeping the session intimate (with only 10 participants per trainer), we can ensure there is enough time and attention for all questions and discussions.

In preparation of the training, we’ll send you all the material and will ask you to install the stand-alone Delft3D Flexible Mesh application on your own machine. While attending the training, it will be essential that you have a sufficiently fast internet connection to support a video call, as well as a headset.

Online course dates

Session 1: Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 09:00 PDT (12:00 EDT) until 13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT)
Session 2: Thursday, 22 July 2021, 09:00 PDT (12:00 EDT) until 13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT)


For more information and registration please visit the Deltares USA website.