Spectral wave modelling

This two-day, hands-on course will teach you the fundamentals of wave modelling and give you an introduction to how to set up spectral wave models for various applications using MIKE 21 SW.

The knowledge of the wave conditions is needed for the design of offshore, coastal and port structures where accurate assessment of wave loads is of outmost importance to the safe and economic design of these structures.

MIKE 21 SW is used for the assessment of wave climates in offshore and coastal areas. MIKE 21 SW is particularly applicable for simultaneous wave prediction and analysis on regional scale and local scale. MIKE 21 SW also provides the basis for calculating wave-induced currents that occur in the surf zone and is also used in connection with sediment transport.


  • Introduction to wave modelling
  • Theoretical background for MIKE 21 SW
  • Application areas of MIKE 21 SW
  • Decision of spectral formulation
  • MIKE 21 SW setup editor
  • Mesh generation
  • Data organisation, import, editing and quality control
  • Calibration techniques and model validation
  • Using the utility software of MIKE 21/3 Flow Models
  • Analysis and presentation of results, including video animation
  • Coupling MIKE 21 SW with other MIKE Powered by DHI engines
  • Hands-on exercises


Professionals in offshore and coastal engineering.

It is recommended that participants have a basic knowledge of wave hydrodynamics either through experience or through following the course ‘MIKE 21 Flow Model HD FM - 2D hydrodynamic modelling using flexible mesh’ prior to the course.

Upcoming Courses

26-27 Oct
2 days
MIKE 21 SW This two-day course teaches you the fundamentals of wave modelling as well as gives you an introduction on how to set up spectral wave models for various applications using MIKE 21 SW. Malaysia