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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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FLOW and WAVE - Formulation of stress due to wave forces

João Paulo Ferreira, modified 3 Years ago.

FLOW and WAVE - Formulation of stress due to wave forces

Padawan Posts: 32 Join Date: 10/16/15 Recent Posts
Dear, I realized some tests with a formulation of Van Rijn 2004 and Fredsoe (formulation of stress due to wave forces).
I used the tutorial: wave / 3_bornrif.
When I change the roughness value from n=0.025 to n=0.035 (Manning), for example, the difference in current values (u, v, mag) does not occur at all when the chosen formulation is Van Rijn 2004. When I choose Fredsoe or any other formulation of the values change normally.

Is there a limitation in Van Rijn's 2004 formula to disregard the bed roughness effect?
Thank you very much.
Simone Bonamano, modified 3 Years ago.

RE: FLOW and WAVE - Formulation of stress due to wave forces

Youngling Posts: 15 Join Date: 4/23/11 Recent Posts
I have the same problem too.
Can anyone answer to this question?
Thank you in advance