Delft3D Flexible Mesh – Coastal Hydrodynamic Modelling (DSD-INT 2020)

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 grids in 1D-2D-3D. D-Flow FM is the successor of Delft3D-FLOW and in the near future of 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.

Online format

This course is a blended educational experience, meaning that both self-paced modules and instructor led sessions are held. During 3 consecutive interactive sessions, you’ll progress from the basics of grid generation to running and analysing a 2D hydrodynamic model.

Course participants will be provided with the Delft3D FM Suite + course license file valid until 16 December 2020 as a starting point, and access to the online course materials for 1 year.

In preparation of the training, we’ll send you all the material and will ask you to install the Delft3D FM Suite 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: Monday, 2 November 2020, 09:00 – 13:00 CET (Delft time)
Session 2: Monday, 9 November 2020, 09:00 – 13:00 CET
Session 3: Monday, 16 November 2020, 09:00 – 13:00 CET

Fee

The registration fee for this course is € 1.125,- excluding VAT.
50% discount for lecturers at centers of education.

Registration

This course is part of the Delft Software Days – Edition 2020 (DSD-INT).