intro story Coast / Estuary

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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delft-wave model

ren jianbo, modified 7 Years ago.

delft-wave model

Youngling Posts: 17 Join Date: 7/17/11 Recent Posts
I get a delft software package of open sources version, In the directory of wave(w32\wave\bin) ,there are three exe files:swan4051A.exe, swan_4072ABCDE_del_w32.exe, and wave.exe, what is the difference between them. Are they all run in stationary model?
Qinghua Ye, modified 7 Years ago.

RE: delft-wave model (Answer)

Jedi Council Member Posts: 612 Join Date: 3/2/11 Recent Posts
Hi Jianbo,

Your version might be a little bit out of date. The latest version of Delft3D open source code includes only: swan_4072ABCDE_del_w32_i11_omp.exe. It does have both stationary and non-stationary modes.

The wave.exe is the calling program to run swan_4072ABCDE_del_w32_i11_omp.exe.