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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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file 'norm_end' expected to signal a correct swan calculation George Victor 0 964
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Where to change breaker delay (F_lam) parameter? Sarah Margaret Trimble 0 500
VERY slow computation! Erin King 0 743
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error during wave alone simulation, 2 different boundary conditions (TPAR) George Victor 2 1513
Delft3d WAVE grid cell centers vs corners Hannah Snow 0 2992
Grid format for SWAN. Vector? Nate VanArendonk 0 527
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Standalone wave model/ coupled with FLOW Jonathan Ray Abat 7 5088
difference between dissipation 3d and dissipation seyed moin mojabi 0 1867
Waves do not grow (due to wind stress) Daniel Miret 0 1239
Space-varying bottom roughness online Wave Timor Post 3 2700
Boundary file Renan Ribeiro 8 9260
D3D-WAVE: Coupled simulation yields unexpected outputs Ruairi MacIver 3 5569
Input Conversion error Prashansa Madison 7 11620
What version of SWAN is D3D WAVE 3.05.30013 based on? Ben Williams 3 3389
What version of SWAN is D3D WAVE 3.05.30013 based on? Ben Williams 3 3389