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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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sediment concentration, initial conditions

Xiaoya Zhang, modified 8 Months ago.

sediment concentration, initial conditions

Youngling Posts: 7 Join Date: 9/8/19 Recent Posts
Hello everyone, I'm  working on a two-dimensional model of sediment.However, the simulation results show that the parameters of sediment transport conditions I set at the boundary have no effect on the sediment scouring and silting results, that is, the sediment concentration is set at any number, and the results remain unchanged.Is my sediment boundary setting wrong or something else?If so,how to set the initial sediment concentration conditions at the inlet and outlet boundary in the FLOW? What parameters should be paid attention to?The following is my model related files.
Willy Lucyta Nugraha, modified 1 Month ago.

RE: sediment concentration, initial conditions

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 9/29/19 Recent Posts
Hi, Xiaoya Zhang.
I also experienced the same problem. Have you found a solution to this problem?
Thankyou before.
I would be very respectful if you could tell

Willy Nugraha
Bing Yuan, modified 1 Month ago.

RE: sediment concentration, initial conditions

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 9/22/17 Recent Posts
Hi Xiaoya, In the .mor file, the parameter 'eqmbc' was set to true, which means that equilibrium sediment concentration (based on local flow ) is applied, and thus the specified sediment concentration at the boundary did not work (check manual for details). Set 'eqmbc' to false may solve your problem. Regards,