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Lakes and reservoirs are important resources for communities around the globe. They provide food, drinking and irrigation water and can also offer spots for recreation. Under certain conditions lakes can also represent a threat for local communities, such as flooding or limnic eruptions. The ecological state of shallow lakes may be hampered by suspended sediments due to wind driven currents and waves. In deep lakes, stratification can cause undesirable anoxic conditions in the deeper areas. Understanding these systems is crucial to enable a sound management of these water bodies.

Delft3D is the state-of-the-art modelling framework for hydrodynamics, water quality, ecology, waves and morphology.
Here, in this space, we share knowledge & experiences, and discuss issues related to modelling of lakes.






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Spillway definition - Reservoir modelling: Model computed outflow

José Rafael de Albuquerque de Albuquerque Cavalcanti, modified 1 Year ago.

Spillway definition - Reservoir modelling: Model computed outflow

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 2/6/19 Recent Posts
Hello all,
I am having problems while modeling a reservoir. I could not find any specific boundary type for spillways. The model offers me hydraulic features such as weirs and culverts. However, there is no option to insert the condition at the boundary of the domain, allowing the volume to flow outside of the system. I read the manual and there is an specific type of culvert that could be a solution, but there is some coding related to it.

Is there a way to define a spillway using crest elevation, lenght (or width), and height? Is the model able to compute a given volume flowing out of the system based on this simple characteristics?

Glorious Lion, modified 11 Months ago.

RE: Spillway definition - Reservoir modelling: Model computed outflow

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 5/19/20 Recent Posts
Sorry, I was never able to resolve this issue. walgreenslistens