The SWAN course is a hyperlinked text (just like this website).
It is designed as an introduction to beginning SWAN users who are familiar
with the fundamentals of wave dynamics but who have no experience with the
practicalities of numerical wave modelling.
Subjects treated in the course are the following:
The course is published as part of this website.
Swan Support PackageThe SWAN course is also delivered together with the Graphical User Interface for SWAN, a comprehensive test set, SWAN executable with graphics extension and OPGraph executable (both for Windows single processor systems), and instructions for building these programs. This package is available free of charge; please fill in the
Programme 3-day courseDr. Booij can also give a two-day or three-day course at your office or at his office in Rotterdam.
Each participant brings a computer (Windows platform). Preferably there should be some data about an area where he/she wants to apply Swan.
The teacher brings a package containing:
The programme for the three-day course is:
1st half dayA bit of theory on waves: spectrum, action balance, propagation and refraction, source terms, effect of currents. Something about the importance of diffraction.
Causes of uncertainty
2nd half dayhands-on experience with the Graphical User Interface. Determine the influence of boundary conditions, and the influence of water level.
Exercise in choosing computational area and boundary conditions.
3d half daySyntax of the commands in Swan. Interpretation of a command input.
Overview of the options in Swan; what to find in the configuration test bank.
- INPGRID + READINP commands
- BOUNDARY commands
- categories and examples of output commands
4th half dayMaking runs with stand-alone Swan; making choices, nesting
Use of the GUI for determination of locations (of obstacles, nested areas etc.)
5th half dayPreparing runs for client's type of problem; participants should bring a representative bathymetry and other relevant data.
Preferably a case should be considered where nesting is necessary or useful.