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About this manual

The information about the SWASH package is distributed over two different documents. This User Manual describes the complete input and usage of the SWASH package. The Implementation Manual explains the installation procedure of SWASH on a single- or multi-processor machine withdistributed memory.Apart from these documents, programmers who want to further develop SWASH can also consult the Programming rules as applied for SWAN; see http://www.swan.tudelft.nl for further details.


In Chapter 2 general description of the model and some instructions concerning the usage of SWASH, the treatment of grids, boundary conditions, etc. are given. It is advised to read this chapter before consulting the rest of the manual. Chapter 3 gives some remarks concerning the input and output files of SWASH. Chapter 4 describes the complete set of commands of the program SWASH. In Chapter 5 some guidelines for setting up a command file is outlined.


It is strongly advised that users who are not so experienced in the use of SWASH should first read Chapters 2 and 3. Also, Chapter 5 is recommended.


This manual also contains some appendices. In Appendix A definitions of some parameters are given. Appendix B outlines the syntax of the command file (or input file). A complete set of all the commands use in SWASH can be found in Appendix C.


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