The Netherlands: “Morphological Modeling Using Delft3D” Set for September

Morphological Modeling Using Delft3D Set for September

The course “Morphological modeling using Delft3D” (16 to 20 Sep 2013, UNESCO-IHE, Delft) aims to train students in the application of process-baed morphodynamic modeling software.

Learning objectives

At the end of the short course students will be able to setup their own (schematized) morphodynamic model and they have understanding on the (im)possibilities and value of morphodynamic predictions with a process-based modeling approach.

Target group

(MSc/PhD) Students in River Engineering and Coastal Engineering or other (MSc/PhD) students with basic understanding of hydrodynamic flow phenomena (shallow water equations), sediment transport formulations and numerical aspects (Courant condition, stability).

Course content

Morphological modeling using Delft3D is a practically oriented course during which students will gain basic understanding on morphodynamic modeling opporunities and learn basic skills of setting up a morphodynamic model, including grid generation, bathymetric interpolation, boundary conditions definition, sediment transport formulations, bed slope effects, morphological factor, wind waves, graded sediments and the impact of vegetation.

Typical areas of interest are bend flow, inlet and delta development, estuarine patterns, alternating bars, impact of groynes and breakwaters, beach morphodynamics.

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Press Release, May 23, 2013