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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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Particle Tracking

Francesco Enrile, modified 2 Months ago.

Particle Tracking

Youngling Posts: 21 Join Date: 3/25/12 Recent Posts

Is it possible to use the module particle tracking with a spherical grid?

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Arjen Markus, modified 2 Months ago.

RE: Particle Tracking

Jedi Knight Posts: 173 Join Date: 1/26/11 Recent Posts

In principle yes, that is possible. The one thing I do not know by heart is whether the grid distances and surface areas are converted correctly to meters and square meters instead of degrees and square degrees. Unfortunately I have no time today to dive into that, but the crucial point would be to see what the grid coordinates are if you view the grid via the LGA/CCO files, as that is where Delft3D-PART gets its geometrical information from.

You can visualise the grid in these files via QuickPlot. Check the range, that ought to indicate whether the grid contains the coordinates in meters or degrees.

Another thing though: the use of spherical coordinates suggests that your model covers a substantial area. You may need to use a large number of particles (in the order of millions) to cover that area with sufficient accuracy.

Francesco Enrile, modified 2 Months ago.

RE: Particle Tracking

Youngling Posts: 21 Join Date: 3/25/12 Recent Posts

If I open lga/cco files the x and y coordinates show lon/lat values. I compiled Delft3D tag 7545 on linux with gfortran. When I launch Deft3D-PART I get the following message:

 

 

  WARNING: Your x-coordinates are in the range [-180,180] and your
           y-coordinates are in the range [-90,90]. You might have
           a spherical grid. This is not yet supported by PART.

 

I imagine that I must convert my spherical grid in a cartesian one.

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Arjen Markus, modified 2 Months ago.

RE: Particle Tracking

Jedi Knight Posts: 173 Join Date: 1/26/11 Recent Posts

I was unaware that Delft3D-PART actually checks for that :). Yes, like I said the problem is that it derives its geometry directly from the LGA/CCO file and as long as that is given in meters, all should work. Converting the model to a cartesian one will get around this.