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D-Flow Flexible Mesh

D-Flow Flexible Mesh (D-Flow FM) is the new software engine for hydrodynamical simulations on unstructured grids in 1D-2D-3D. Together with the familiar curvilinear meshes from Delft3D 4, the unstructured grid can consist of triangles, pentagons (etc.) and 1D channel networks, all in one single mesh. It combines proven technology from the hydrodynamic engines of Delft3D 4 and SOBEK 2 and adds flexible administration, resulting in:

  • Easier 1D-2D-3D model coupling, intuitive setup of boundary conditions and meteorological forcings (amongst others).
  • More flexible 2D gridding in delta regions, river junctions, harbours, intertidal flats and more.
  • High performance by smart use of multicore architectures, and grid computing clusters.
An overview of the current developments can be found here.
The D-Flow FM - team would be delighted if you would participate in discussions on the generation of meshes, the specification of boundary conditions, the running of computations, and all kinds of other relevant topics. Feel free to share your smart questions and/or brilliant solutions! 


We have launched a new website (still under construction so expect continuous improvements) and a new forum dedicated to Delft3D Flexible Mesh.

Please follow this link to the new forum: 

Post your questions, issues, suggestions, difficulties related to our Delft3D Flexible Mesh Suite on the new forum.





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Graphical interface under Linux

Talal Etri, modified 9 Years ago.

Graphical interface under Linux

Youngling Posts: 5 Join Date: 3/28/11 Recent Posts

I tried to install the graphical interface of the Open Delft3d under Linux (Red Hat) but I was not able to do that. I got the following message:
[user@vserver]# ./delft3d.openhydromorpho.bin
RPM-file does not contains the following substrings:
branding, environmental, hydrodynnamics or opensource

When I tried with removing the verification for the substrings, I got the following message:

Accept License agreement? [yes,no]
License agreement accepted
Installing Delft3D: ./delft3d.openhydromorpho.bin.rpm
error: ./delft3d.openhydromorpho.bin.rpm: not an rpm package (or package manifest):

Could you please help me to solve the problem or did I do something wrong while the installation.

Thanks in advance and my best regards to you.

Talal Etri