Coast / Estuary

Coastal systems are among the most dynamic physical systems on earth and are subject to a large variety of forces. The morphodynamic changes occurring to coastlines worldwide are of great interest and importance. These changes occur as a result of the erosion of sediments, its subsequent transport as bed load or suspended load, and eventual deposition. 
Estuaries are partly enclosed water bodies that have an open connection to the coast. Estuaries generally have one or more branching channels, intertidal mudflats and/or salt marshes. Intertidal areas are of high ecological importance and trap sediments (sands, silts, clays and organic matter).
Within the Delft3D modelling package a large variation of coastal and estuarine physical and chemical processes can be simulated. These include waves, tidal propagation, wind- or wave-induced water level setup, flow induced by salinity or temperature gradients, sand and mud transport, water quality and changing bathymetry (morphology). Delft3D can also be used operationally e.g. storm, surge and algal bloom forecasting. 
On this discussion page you can post questions, research discussions or just share your experience about modelling coastal and/or estuarine systems with Delft3D FM. 




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D-Flow Flexible Mesh
Cohesive sediments & muddy systems


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RE: Error message: Improper version of watqual.d3d and proctabl.d3d

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I'm having an issue with the particle tracking (PART) module. After having downloaded and compiled the source code for Delft3D tag#7545 I was able to use the compiled executables to run a FLOW module, no problem. However, when I started up the PART module and clicked on Coupling - Define Input I get an error message stating that the waq_gui.exe cannot start correctly. After some looking around I noticed that under win64/waq/bin I have an waq_qui Error Log that states that:

WQ_ReadSystemFile: improper version of 'watqual.d3d'
WQ_ReadProcessTables: improper version of 'proctabl.d3d'

Now the interesting thing is that the desktop that I tried to run the PART module on will not start as I stated above. However, when I try to do the exact same thing on my laptop I'm able to start up the coupling and perform the coupling after just receiving two warnings about the improper version of watqual.d3d and proctabl.d3d. I was also able to run a a particle tracking simulation on my laptop with the coupled hydrodynamics.

I'm concerned though what the situation is with these two files that supposedly I have the wrong version of. How do I obtain the correct versions?

Note: I'm using the Delft3D GUI version 4.02.02.

Thanks for your assistance.

Michael Ulmgren
RE: Error message: Improper version of watqual.d3d and proctabl.d3d
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1/5/18 8:52 AMas a reply to Michael Ulmgren.
Hm, this is rather intriguing. While the two files that the GUI complains about are not essential for the "coupling" mode, these messages should not occur.

The two files should be found in the directory win64/waq/default. Could you tell us whether these files exist and if they do, what the line "version ...." says? (It should be: version 3 minor 33 in both cases)
RE: Error message: Improper version of watqual.d3d and proctabl.d3d
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1/8/18 10:12 PMas a reply to Arjen Markus.
Hi Arjen,
Thanks for your reply. I do have both files in the default folder and they are both version 3 minor 32. So if they are supposed to be version 3 minor 33, it explains why the program states that I have the wrong version. Can you please go ahead and send me the correct versions of the files?

Thank you very much!

RE: Error message: Improper version of watqual.d3d and proctabl.d3d
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1/9/18 9:13 AMas a reply to Michael Ulmgren.
I have attached the latest versions of these files as a zip-file. I do not think much has changed wrt the version you have - probably only the version number ;) - but I did not check that.
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