Push the limits of wave modelling

Analyse the impact of a wave climate on offshore, coastal or port infrastructure to help optimise capital and operational expenditures using this advanced 3D phase-resolving model for the accurate calculation of wave transformation.

Why MIKE 3 Wave FM

Simulate wave breaking, wave run-up and overtopping

With MIKE 3 Wave FM (M3W), you can accurately simulate wave conditions as part of flood planning design. M3W is the only professional modelling tool that allows you to make detailed calculations of waves and overtoppings in larger flood-prone areas.

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When physical phenomena are properly resolved in space and time, all physical transformation wave processes can be simulated.

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MIKE 3 Wave FM is the ideal tool for wave agitation modelling of short and long waves in any water depth.

Automatically include infragravity waves in wave agitation simulations

MIKE 3 Wave FM is the next generation application to accurately simulate wave agitation in any port or terminal including sea, swell and infragravity waves. The software also seamlessly connects with the dynamic mooring analysis application, MIKE 21 Mooring Analysis.

More accurately model porous structures

By using a 3D model, you can more accurately represent porous structures like breakwaters and beaches with natural porosity. Calculate wave transmission and wave reflection with more confidence as compared to using various semi-empirical formulas.

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The advanced fully-nonlinear 3-dimensional interaction between surface and sub-merged breakwaters is a unique feature as compared to previous depth-integrated models.

Quickly set up models with less errors using the enhanced work flow of wave transformation modelling.

It’s all about speed and accuracy

Take advantage of M3W’s high-performance computing (HPC) capability and even execute work in the Cloud. You will notice how significantly faster the highly parallelised engine code is than computational fluid dynamics (CFD) volume-of-fluid (VOF) models – all without compromising accuracy.

MIKE 3 Wave FM supports your work in these segments

Port Planning & Design

Directly evaluate port layouts against berth operability and predict the consequence of each layout.

Coastal Impact & Inundation

Simulate wave transformation including surf and swash zone hydrodynamics as well as the risk of coastal flooding for mitigation planning.

Coastal Structure Design

Evaluate different protection coastal structures on wave transmission, reflection and overtopping. Use output for wave load estimation.

Loads on Offshore Structures

Calculate 3D wave kinematics for structural load calculations in extreme sea states.

No in-house modellers?

DHI’s experts are here to listen to your challenges and build a custom MIKE 3 Wave FM model to help evaluate solutions.

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Additional capabilities & unique features

This feature is a major advantage over traditional wave modelling applications in the market.

With M3W, you only need to resolve the physical phenomena properly in space and time.

The software’s flexible, unstructured computational meshes provide the basis for detailed multi-disciplinary models.

A benefit of M3W is that wave conditions are specified directly in the model’s graphical user interface. The software takes spectral output from MIKE 21 Spectral Waves (SW) making it easier and faster to set up the model. Model output can also be used directly in dynamic mooring analyses using MIKE 21 Mooring Analysis (MA). Existing MIKE 21 Boussinesq Waves (BW) setups can also be converted to M3W model setups. Lastly, overtopping discharges from M3W can be used in MIKE FLOOD. Plus, there’s no need for external tools to calculate porosity (like in MIKE 21 BW). The natural porosity of the structures can be used directly.

M3W comes equipped with an intuitive graphical user interface so model set up is a breeze.

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Ports & Maritime

Optimise port and terminal design – from planning to construction and more – with our maritime subscription package.

What’s in the package?

  • Marine PP
  • MIKE 3 Wave FM
  • MIKE 21 BW
  • MIKE 21 SW
  • MIKE 21 MA
  • + one module of choice from MIKE 21 or MIKE 3

1250€ /per month*

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* Price per user and per month for an annual subscription.
Plus significant discounts for multiple concurrent users.