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Courses in the Spotlight: SWAN, ORCA, XBeach & Delft3D

With regard to the software packages, we would like to bring 5 courses to your attention:

During the Delft Software Days we will feature multiple software packages with interesting courses, supervised by a team of experts. Browse through the paragraphs below, or check our website for a total overview of courses, workshops and symposia.


On Monday, 26 October, we will address the method to standardize orca 150pxthe execution of MetOcean studies, using ORCA. Our MATLAB based toolbox for Metocean Data Transformation, Classification and Analysis integrates the main aspects of metocean data and consists of 4 different toolboxes, where various aspects of the analysis of metocean data are handled.

  • Info on the ORCA – MetOcean Conditions course: here.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, 28 & 29 October a two-day SWAN Course – Wave Modelling will focus on providing required wave information for designingswan_1 150b engineering structures such as breakwaters, storm surge barriers and levees. Specific attention is given to physical and numerical modelling issues and some typical pitfalls. At this course we also give you the opportunity to bring your own applications, which our experts can discuss with you.

  • Info on the SWAN – Wave Modelling course: here.

Our new Delft3D 4 Course – Hurricane Storm Surge Modelling, provides hands-on training for Delft3D users to set up storm surge models under tropical cyclone conditions anywhere in the world. The course will be held on Friday, November 6. Deltares has developed a tropical cyclone modeling tool within the Delft Dashboard software and offers together with the Delft3D 4 Suite unique functionality to setup models, with which you will be able to quickly set up storm surge simulations.

  • Info on the Delft3D 4 – Hurricane Storm Surge Modelling: here.

We offer two courses XBeach – Storm Event Modelling, after which zandmotor 150byou will be able to simulate morphological changes during hurricanes and other storm events. More in detail, XBeach is a two-dimensional model for wave propagation, long waves and mean flow, sediment transport and morphological changes of the nearshore area, beaches, dunes and backbarrier during storms.

The XBeach Basic Course on Monday 2 November, port 150bwill involve presentations discussing XBeach model formulations, physical background of model concepts and applications. Participants will engage in a hands-on session involving model setup, running XBeach and analysing output.


The XBeach Advanced Course on Tuesday, 3 November barrier_island 150baddresses advanced functionality, including non-hydrostatic mode, parallel computing and alongshore varying boundary conditions. Theory sections are alternated by hands-on sessions. Participants may bring their own modelling case, to discuss with the experts present.


Register directly and check out all other DSD-INT sub events.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the DSD-INT 2015!