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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. 
 

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Delwaq2: Scientific reference about numerical methods in Delwaq

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Gholamreza Shiravani, modified 1 Year ago.

Delwaq2: Scientific reference about numerical methods in Delwaq

Padawan Posts: 65 Join Date: 6/25/16 Recent Posts

Hi,

due to high diffrences between explicit and implicit numerical methods in Delwaq computations, could you mention a scientific Report/manual about their theoritical applications in Delwaq. I read and know the concise introduction in Delwaq-manual. In Manual it is referenced to :" D-WAQ TRM, 2013. D-Water Quality Technical Reference Manual. Deltares, 4.00 ed", but it is not published and when I search in Internet I found only :

https://oss.deltares.nl/documents/183920/185723/D-Water_Quality_Processes_Technical_Reference_Manual.pdf/9356affd-4453-4fef-9289-48d0a8d043ab?version=1.0

, which has nothing about implemented numeical methods.

 

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Arjen Markus, modified 1 Year ago.

RE: Delwaq2: Scientific reference about numerical methods in Delwaq

Jedi Knight Posts: 223 Join Date: 1/26/11 Recent Posts

The manual at https://content.oss.deltares.nl/delft3d/manuals/D-Water_Quality_User_Manual.pdf does describe the numerical integration methods in some technical detail and contains quite a few references to the underlying publications. Is this the manual that you already know? If so, in what way are these references not sufficient - no criticism, just trying to understand your question?

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Gholamreza Shiravani, modified 1 Year ago.

RE: Delwaq2: Scientific reference about numerical methods in Delwaq

Padawan Posts: 65 Join Date: 6/25/16 Recent Posts

Thanks Arjen for your answer. I read them but unfortunately I did not find information about how do these numerical schemes deal with the tidal areas (like islands). I have different sand islands that their boundaries are in some times wet and some times dry. I included these in D-Flow  mesh, without excluding them as land. My D-Flow works well. In contrast, Delwaq gives NaN values when the cells are dry and NaN-values are Extended in all parts of domain. When I try an implicit method like 16, it gives the GMR.. error and in .mon-file it recommends to reduce time-step, increase the Iteration number , etc .... but doing these will not solve the problem, at least the time step of 1 sec! . When I use explicit method like 11, the model runs without errors but the results becomes NaN after first time-step! When I see the corresponding map-file, I realize that  NaN-values are started from the islands in my open boundary and Extended to the whole part of domain. I have no substance and only continuity as input.

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Arjen Markus, modified 1 Year ago.

RE: Delwaq2: Scientific reference about numerical methods in Delwaq

Jedi Knight Posts: 223 Join Date: 1/26/11 Recent Posts

Ah, that makes it a bit clearer. Treatment of the drying and flooding grid cells is not part of the numerical method perse, but rather of how the flows are applied to set up the transport (before actually solving the equations). The drying/flooding is determined via a constant called DRY_THRESH. By default it is set to 1 mm (0.001 m), but in your case it may be beneficial to set to a somewhat higher value.

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