Delft3D

Delft3D is an integrated hydrodynamic modeling suite that can simulate two- and three-dimensional flow, water quality, sediment transport, ocean and tide dynamics and near shore wave dynamics.

Developer
Deltares
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to www.deltares.nl
Spatial Resolution
The spatial resolution is based on the defined grid cells. Grid cell shape can be rectilinear, curvilinear or spherical. Vertical grid dimension is defined on the sigma coordinate basis.
Temporal Resolution
The temporal resolution is defined based on the number of time steps from a specified reference date and time. Time step is set by user usually on the order of minutes. Model Time step should set based on achieving a CFL (Courant-Friedrichs-Lewy Number) of <10. Model default time step is 1 minute.
Outputs
Outputs specifics include flood extents, flow, and water quality characteristics.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
watershed
Inclusion of Climate Change
Climate parameters can be included through manual adjustment of input parameters.
Geographic Region
generalized
Data Requirements
data provided by the user
Source Code Availability
limited
Dimensions
3d
Computational Burden
high
Scenario Modeling
batch mode likely
Coding Language
FORTRAN, MATLAB, python
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
numerical
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
21-Dec-18
User Manual
go to documentation at available on primary citation