Delft3D Flexible Mesh – Coastal Hydrodynamic Modelling

Through a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises, our Delft3D Flexible Mesh – Coastal Hydrodynamic Modelling course introduces grid generation for flexible grids, unique bathymetry interpolation methods, quickly setting up and running two-dimensional (2D) coastal – estuarine models and analysing results using the Delft3D FM build-in post-processing tools and third-party tools.

The Delft3D Flexible Mesh Suite (Delft3D FM) is the successor of the structured Delft3D 4 Suite. The Delft3D FM Suite can simulate storm surges, typhoons / hurricanes, tsunamis, detailed flows and water levels, waves, sediment transport and morphology, water quality and ecology and is capable of handling the interactions between these processes. The key component of Delft3D FM is the D-Flow Flexible Mesh (D-Flow FM) engine for hydrodynamical simulations on unstructured and structured grids in 1D-2D-3D. D-Flow FM is the successor of Delft3D-FLOW and in the near future SOBEK-1DFLOW.

 

Like Delft3D-FLOW, D-Flow FM is capable of handling curvilinear grids, that provide very good performance in terms of computational speed and accuracy. Further to that, the grid may now also consist of triangles, quads, pentagons and hexagons. This provides optimal modelling flexibility and ease in setting up new model grids or modifying existing ones, or locally increasing resolution. Both Cartesian and spherical coordinate systems are supported. The grid generation tool RGFGRID includes new grid generation and orthogonalization algorithms for the construction of unstructured grids.

Some areas of applications

  • Tide and wind-driven flow;
  • Drying and flooding of inter-tidal flats;
  • Hydrodynamic impact of engineering works such as land reclamation, breakwaters, dikes.

Objective of the course

  • Running a 2D hydrodynamic model.

Course subjects

  • Introduction into grid generation for flexible grids;
  • Introduction on bathymetry interpolation;
  • Set-up of hydrodynamic model and running this model;
  • Introduction on postprocessing.

This course is aimed at

  • Project engineers, project leaders and researchers.

Couse dates

  • April 9-10, 2018
  • November 5-6, 2018. This course is part of the Delft Software Days – Edition 2018 (DSD-INT).

Fee

The registration fee for this two-day course, from 9:00 to 17:00 hrs, is € 1.125,- excluding VAT.
50% discount for lecturers at centers of education.

Registration

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