XBeach Modeling (for US and Canadian users)

XBeach is an open-source software package developed jointly by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, 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 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 with XBeach-surfbeat.

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).

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 modeling.

Online course dates

Session 1: Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 09:00 PDT (12:00 EDT) until 13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT)
Session 2: Thursday, 8 July 2021, 09:00 PDT (12:00 EDT) until 13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT)

Register

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