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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. 




Sub groups
D-Flow Flexible Mesh
Cohesive sediments & muddy systems



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How to set up a DD case with online wave coupling?

Kelin Hu, modified 8 Years ago.

How to set up a DD case with online wave coupling?

Youngling Posts: 13 Join Date: 4/6/11 Recent Posts
Hi all,

I’m using Delft3D (version 2008 + IVF 11 under Win 7. According to the settings in examples, both the DD case and the FLOW+WAVE case (single domain) can individually run. I’m wondering how to set up a DD case with online wave coupling. An example of run_flow2d3d.bat and config_flow2d3d.ini will be very helpful.