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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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Running DELF3D-Wave through matlab GUI

Venkat Kolluru, modified 2 Years ago.

Running DELF3D-Wave through matlab GUI

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I renewed my license to run matlab gui for this year. When I tried to do some checks by running stand alone wave model through GUI, I get error message (error message 1) that it is looking for "dioconfig.ini". I think you need this file when you are coupling with hydro model. However I went ahead and copied this file from FAQ and tried to run. I then got the Error Message 2. When I run the same through .bat file available in the tutorial, the model seems to be running. I checked the  batch file and could not figure out as what has to be done so that I can run from Matlab GUI.

I have attached document with error messages since I am not able to include it here.


Thanks for your help