Modelling of sediment transport and morphology

MIKE 11 offers a variety of options for modelling of sediment transport dynamics and morphological changes in the river bed. Transport models are available for fine, cohesive sediments, such as clay and silt, non-cohesive sediments, such as sand, gravel and boulders, as well as mixed sediments.

Typical sediment transport applications with MIKE 11 comprise:

  • Assessments of sediment dynamics in larger river systems
  • Long-term morphology
  • Optimisation of dredging maintenance, for example for navigation
  • Sediment management in rivers and reservoirs
  • River restoration projects


  • Long-term simulations of morphological changes in rivers
  • Rapid assessment of sediment dynamics in larger river systems
  • Mixed sediments analysis, including morphological changes