intro story DELWAQ


DELWAQ is the engine of the D-Water Quality and D-Ecology programmes of the Delft3D suite. It is based on a rich library from which relevant substances and processes can be selected to quickly put water and sediment quality models together.

The processes library covers many aspects of water quality and ecology, from basic tracers, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, organic matter, inorganic suspended matter, heavy metals, bacteria and organic micro-pollutants, to complex algae and macrophyte dynamics. High performance solvers enable the simulation of long periods, often required to capture the full cycles of the processes being modelled.

The finite volume approach underlying DELWAQ allows it to be coupled to both the structured grid hydrodynamics of the current Delft3D-FLOW engine and the upcoming D-Flow Flexible Mesh engine (1D-2D-3D) of the Delft3D Flexible Mesh Suite (or even other models such as TELEMAC).

'DELWAQ in open source' is our invitation to all leading experts to collaborate in further development and research in the field of water quality, ecology and morphology using Delft3D. Feel free to post your DELWAQ related questions or comments in this dedicated forum space. If you are new to DELWAQ, the tutorial (in the user manual) is a good place to start. A list of DELWAQ related publications is available here.




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D-Flow Flexible Mesh

Cohesive sediments & muddy systems


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Depth averaged velocities off by a factor of 10.

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Depth averaged velocities off by a factor of 10.

Youngling Posts: 15 Join Date: 9/25/17 Recent Posts
Hello, this post is an update to one of my previous posts. (https://oss.deltares.nl/web/delft3d/coast-/-estuary/-/message_boards/view_message/1379949).

I have played around with some parameters to get a decent model. Everything looks fine except that my depth averaged velocities are exactly off by a factor of 10. I'm getting highs of about 0.1 m/s when I should be getting 1 m/s. I have checked the units of all my parameters and they are all in meters. My results for water level accurately describe the local tidal conditions (+/- 1 m). But my depth averaged velocities are wrong.

Any input on what could be wrong greatly appreciated.

Thank you.