Svašek Hydraulics

Coastal, harbour and river engineering consultants

 

FINEL3D is a fully 3-dimensional flow model, based on the complete Navier-Stokes equations. No assumptions are made with respect to the vertical pressure distribution, hence the model is especially suited to compute currents which vary strongly in both horizontal and vertical directions. FINEL3D is able to compute 3-dimensional density currents resulting from salinity and cold/warm water interactions.


FINEL3D is a fully 3-dimensional numerical model for the computation of shallow water flow and transport processes in rivers and coastal waters.
FINEL3D is based on the complete Navier-Stokes equations; no assumptions are made with respect to the vertical pressure distribution, hence the model is especially suited to compute currents which strongly vary in both horizontal and vertical directions.

The numerical basis of FINEL3D is the finite element method and uses the same grid as the 2-dimensional shallow water flow model FINEL2D, which is extended in vertical direction with an arbitrary number of vertical gridpoints. This procedure makes the schematisation process quick and efficient as special features of the area of interest can be easily incorporated in the model.

FINEL3D is also able to compute density currents resulting from cold-warm and salt-fresh interactions, and the combination of both.

More information available on www.finel3d.nl