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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.





Sub groups
D-Flow Flexible Mesh
Cohesive sediments & muddy systems


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Delft3D-Flow warning message

Yun Wang, modified 5 Years ago.

Delft3D-Flow warning message

Youngling Posts: 9 Join Date: 9/10/14 Recent Posts
Hello all,
I'm simulating the watel level condition in some sea area using flow model.
There is a warning messgae that "Minimum layer thickness (0.1*Dryflc) is too large for the vertical". I only set one layer and the result can be reluctantly accepted.I doubt this result was influenced by the condition mentioned in the warning message.
Which kinds of reason may leads to this warning message ?Anyone can explain this for me ?
Thank you very much ahead!
Adri Mourits, modified 5 Years ago.

RE: Delft3D-Flow warning message

Yoda Posts: 1221 Join Date: 1/3/11 Recent Posts
Hi Yun Wang,

For the sigma-layer model: this message is removed in revision 4447.