MIKE 21 and MIKE 3 TR FM, MT FM, PT FM

Fine sediment modelling using flexible mesh

This two-day, hands-on course will teach you the fundamentals of fine sediment modelling and give you an introduction on how to set up a transport model using the MIKE 21 and MIKE 3 transport model (TR), the mud transport model (MT) and the particle tracking model (PT). Processes and factors that are decisive for when to apply which model and in which dimension (2D/3D) will be discussed.

The TR module simulates the spreading and fate of dissolved or suspended substances under the influence of the fluid transport and associated dispersion processes. The MT module calculates the erosion, transport, settling and deposition of cohesive sediment. The PT module calculates the transport path and fate of the individual dissolved and suspended substances discharged or spilled in lakes, estuaries and coastal areas or at the open sea.

The fate of dispersed fine sediments or dissolved substances is often mentioned in discussions regarding local environmental conditions and sedimentation. A typical application could be the impact of dredging works.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Fundamentals of fine sediment modelling
  • Issues to consider when selecting model
  • Application of fine sediment transport models
  • Setting up wave and flow conditions
  • Specifying particles and sediments
  • Calculating sediment transport
  • Transport of tracers
  • Decoupling and dynamic coupling
  • Hands-on exercises

TARGET GROUP AND PREREQUISITES

Professionals in hydraulic engineering and management working with impact assessment in coastal, estuarine and coastal areas. It is required that participants have a basic knowledge of the flexible mesh modelling complex either through experience or through following the course 'MIKE 21 Flow Model HD FM - 2D hydrodynamic modelling using flexible mesh' prior to the course.