I have a model created in MIKE11/MIKE HYDRO River/MIKE21/MIKE FLOOD. How can I convert it to a MIKE+ model?

You have to follow the steps below to convert you model into a MIKE+ model:

Step #01 - Model Check
Make sure that the model can be correctly opened in MIKE11/MIKE HYDRO River/MIKE21/MIKE FLOOD.

Step #02 - MIKE+ Model Creation
Create an empty MIKE+ database. Launch MIKE+ and File>New.  Model type should be "Rivers, collection system and overland flows".  Unless you have a specific reason to create postGIS database, leave the database type as SQLite (default).  Provide the database/project path - see Fig. 1.


Fig. 1 - Defining the file path

Step #03 - Set up Coordinates 
Specify the coordinate system of your model. You can manually browse the coordinate system - see Fig. 2 - or read one from the MIKE HYDRO River or MIKE 21 file you are trying to convert by clicking on the "Select File" button, then, press OK.


Fig. 2 - Coordinate system definition

Step #04 - Import Models
Once an empty database is created, go to File>Import and import your model.  For MIKE FLOOD, it is recommended to use "Import full MIKE FLOOD model setup" option - see Fig. 3 - which will import all coupled models such as MIKE21 and MIKE HYDRO River.


Fig. 3 - Predefined Import Functions

Step #05 - Warnings Checks
A warning "Import operation will overwrite the database, do you want to continue?" pops up. Press "Yes".

Depending on settings of your model, more warnings may pop up to warn that not all functionalities of the old model are incorporated to MIKE+.  Note that the latest version of MIKE+ has almost all functionalities as MIKE11/MIKE HYDRO River/MIKE21/MIKE FLOOD (except for a few which were not widely used and decided to decommission or were taken over by a new functionality of MIKE+).

Step #06 - Import Log
An Import log will be created. Check the log view - see Fig. 4 - especially warnings in orange.

Fig. 4 - Log view with the Import-related messages

Step #07 - Cross Check Validation 
Cross-check with the original model. 
Finally, after importing the model into MIKE+ a cross-check validation is recommended to make sure that all components are present in the new model - see Figs. 5-6. 

Fig. 5 - Example of three-way model setup as shown in MIKE ZERO (MIKE FLOOD)
Fig. 6 - Example of a three-way model as shown after importing in MIKE+ integrated model

NOTE: Extra caution must be taken when converting a MIKE 21 Classic/Single Grid model (or a MIKE FLOOD model with MIKE21 Classic/Single Grid) because

  • The 2D Overland module of MIKE+ is based on the MIKE 21 FM engine (applying the Finite Volume method), which is a significantly different numerical method from the one used by the MIKE 21 Classic/Single Grid model engine (Finite Difference method)

  • 1D-2D couplings and boundary conditions are imposed at the elements' faces rather than at the elements' centres 

  • Some differences in results are expected and you may need to adjust definitions of couplings and boundary conditions or recalibrate the model



Manuals and User Guides

MIKE+ River Guide
MIKE+ Model Manager

Related Products: MIKE 11, MIKE 21/3, MIKE FLOOD, MIKE HYDRO River, MIKE+
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