Validation Test Report for Delft3D
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS
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This report describes the model setup, parameter selection and model validation of the Delft3D modeling system in nearshore applications. Delft3D, developed by Delft Hydraulics, is a complete coastal hydrodynamic modeling system, capable of simulating hydrodynamic processes due to waves, tides, river flow, and winds. Three high-fidelity observation data sets are used for validation tests. The first data set is from the Nearshore Sediment Transport Study NSTS data at Santa Barbara, CA straight and steeper slope beach profile. The second data set uses data from the Duck 94 field experiment conducted at Duck, NC barred beach profile. The third data set is from the SandyDuck97 field experiment. In general, Delft3D has been shown to be robust and accurate in predicting nearshore wave height and flows. A sample comparison between Delft3D and NSSM Navy Standard Surf Model is also included.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Computer Programming and Software
- Fluid Mechanics