Modelling Rivers


Rivers are natural water courses. They have vital contributions to the social and economical welfare of societies living along their course. They provide continuous, usually dependable, flow and supply of water. Accordingly, centralised civilisation began emerging independently along number of river valleys; e.g. the Nile, Tigris and Euphrates, the Indus and the Yellow Rivers. Since then, mankind has been in continuous struggle to understand and live in harmony with this gift/force of nature. Modelling rivers is the modern way to understand their behaviour and is an essential tool to tackle several river problems.

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 rivers.





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D-Flow Flexible Mesh
Cohesive sediments & muddy systems


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River modelling for bank erasion study

Manoj Kumar, modified 4 Years ago.

River modelling for bank erasion study

Youngling Posts: 5 Join Date: 11/5/15 Recent Posts
Dear All,

I want to model a river to know the amount of erosion on the river bank and find-out locations where stone pitching will be required to protect the bank. I have following doubts,

1) Can we do this kind of study in Delft-3D? Can we find out the amount of erosion because of flow in the river?

2) Will it be a 2d or 3d case?