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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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Problem in creating bathymetry file

Feldy Tanako, modified 9 Months ago.

Problem in creating bathymetry file

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 6/5/20 Recent Posts
Hi everyone, I am currently trying to model a strait located in Indonesia, and have used delft dashboard before. It seems to be working just fine a few months ago till  today. Its seems not to be able to create bathymetry data and it keeps on appearing:Error using snc_read_backendCould not determine which backend to use with C:\UsersError in nc_vargetrError in nc_vargetError in ddb_getShorelineError in ddb_updateShorelineError in ddb_uodateDataInScreenError in ddb_zoomInOutPan>StopPanError while evaluating figure WindowButtonUpFcnHow can i get this problem done? Any insights would be appreciatedThank You, Feldy