D-Waves, as the successor of Delft3D-WAVE, computes the non-steady propagation of short-crested waves over an uneven bottom, considering wind action, energy dissipation due to bottom friction, wave breaking, refraction (due to bottom topography, water levels and flow fields), shoaling and directional spreading. The module is based on the spectral model SWAN. This model is a development of the Delft University of Technology, which is a close partner of Deltares in a number of research fields. For many decades, both institutes have been prominent in the field of wave modelling.
Only the D-Flow Flexible Mesh module (2D) of the Delft3D FM Suite, as the successor of the Delft3D-FLOW module, is fully validated and supported within the Delft3D Service Packages. Both the 1D and the 3D part of the D-Flow Flexible Mesh module and all other modules and their interactions, such as D-Waves, D-Real Time Control and D-Morphology, are available under our beta testing conditions and within our research programme only. For our beta testing – research programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.