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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What components are needed to compile source code in VS 2019?

Cory Hughes, modified 2 Months ago.

What components are needed to compile source code in VS 2019?

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 10/1/20 Recent Posts

I am trying to compile on Windows 10 using VS 2019.

I have read the prerequisites:
Be sure that the following modules are installed in your VisualStudio (by default, they are not installed):- "Common Tools for Visual C++ 2015"
- "Microsoft Foundation Classes for C++"
- "Windows 10 SDK"
- "Windows 8.1 SDK and UCRT SDK"
- "Visual C++ MFC for x86 and x64"
- "C++/CLI support"
- "C++ Universal Windows Platform tools"
- "Common tools for Intel compiler projects"
- "Intel(R) Software Manager"
- "Intel(R) Fortran Expression Evaluator"
- "Fortran IDE"

Comparing these to what are available in the VS 2019 installer shows that many of the names must have changed for these components/modules. Can someone please help me discern how these modules relate to what is available for VS 2019 Community version?

Also, there is an FAQ about MSBuild causing issues with compiling the Delft3d source code. I assume that VS 2019 workload "Desktop development with C++" is more-or-less the equivalent of "Common Tools for Visual C++ 2015" from the list above. MSBuild is required for installing the components including in the "Desktop development with C++" workload. So, my logic here is incompatible... it seems that I need "Desktop development with C++" but with it comes MSBuild which makes compiling the Delft3D source code impossible. Can someone help me rectify this issue?