Release Note 2014

MIKE 11

Introduction


Welcome to MIKE 11 Release 2014.

MIKE 11 is a professional engineering software tool for the simulation of hydrology, hydraulics, water quality and sediment transport in estuaries, rivers, irrigation systems and other inland waters.

In this release note you will find information about new features of MIKE 11, and what you need to know in order to install and get started with Release 2014.


System requirements


The recommended minimum system requirements are:

Operating systems

Fully supported operating systems *
Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 8 Pro (64 bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Service Pack 1 (64 bit). For the latest update, please refer to the FAQ.

Non-supported but partially tested operating systems **
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (32 bit), Windows 8 Pro (32 bit) and Windows Server 2012 Standard (64 bit). For the latest update, please refer to the FAQ.
Processor 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium or higher and compatibles, or equivalents
Memory (RAM) 2 GB (or higher)
Hard disk 40 GB (or higher)
Monitor SVGA, resolution 1024x768 in 16 bit colour
Graphics adapter 64 MB RAM (256 MB RAM or higher recommended), 24 bit true colour
Media DVD drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs is required for installation
File system NTFS
Software requirements .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 4.0 (Full Profile)

* Fully supported operational systems are systems that have been tested in accordance with MIKE by DHI's Quality Assurance procedures and where warranty and software maintenance agreement conditions apply.

** Non-supported but partially tested operating systems are systems, which are not officially supported by the MIKE by DHI software products. These operating systems have only undergone very limited testing for the purpose of MIKE by DHI software, but the software and key features are likely to work. Installation of MIKE by DHI software on a non-supported operating system is done so at the user's own risk. The MIKE by DHI software warranty and software maintenance agreement conditions do not apply for unsupported operating systems and DHI is under no obligation to provide assistance or troubleshooting for cases where the software is being used on a non-supported operating system.

Please note that single user installations are not allowed on server operating systems. Also, when running a fully supported operating system as a 'guest operating system' on a virtualisation platform, it is automatically downgraded to a non-supported operating system under the conditions provided above.


Installation

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To install MIKE 11, please choose MIKE Zero in the ‘MIKE by DHI Setup’ dialogue box that appears when inserting the MIKE software 2014 DVD or executing the Setup.exe file from the downloaded installation files. Press the ‘Install’ button to begin installation.

The setup programme will automatically install all necessary files and folders on your computer. Additionally, a ‘MIKE by DHI 2014’ entry is created, which contains icons for various MIKE Zero utilities and links to documentation.


Licence file & dongle

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To use MIKE 11 in licenced mode, please follow these steps: 

  1. You can retrieve the MIKE by DHI software licence file (DhiLicense.dat) via the Internet. This requires a working Internet connection and a valid e-mail address. The licence file can be retrieved in two ways:
    • During installation of MIKE by DHI software
    • After installation of the MIKE by DHI software, by launching the DHI License Updater through the start menu
  2. To retrieve your licence file during installation of MIKE by DHI software, select ‘Local’ when prompted to ‘Select license type’. In the following dialogue box, select ‘Internet’. At the end of the installation process, you will be prompted to insert your DHI dongle. Insert the dongle and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. To update your licence file using the License Updater, simply launch "Start -> Programs -> MIKE by DHI 2014 -> DHI License Updater" and follow the on-screen instructions. On Windows 8, search for DHI License Updater.
  4. Alternatively, the licence file can simply be copied in \Program files\DHI\2014\License or Program files(x86)\DHI\2014\License.
  5. After completed installation, you should ensure that your hardware key is attached to the system.

Product invocation

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To start MIKE 11, go to Start -> Programs -> MIKE by DHI 2014 -> MIKE Zero or search for MIKE by DHI 2014 and select ‘MIKE Zero’. Then you can select MIKE 11 from within the MIKE Zero Shell.

Starting MIKE 11 without a DHI configured hardware key and valid licence files will cause the programme to run in demo mode. If this happens, a message box will inform you during programme initialisation. When running in demo mode, MIKE 11 supplies full access to all editors, computational engines and editing facilities. However, restrictions apply to the setups that can actually be executed as a model simulation.


Support

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For general support, please refer to our FAQ.

If you experience any difficulties, or if you have any questions, you can contact the Software Support Centre by mail, e-mail, phone or fax:

Software Support Centre
DHI
Agern Allé 5
DK-2970 Hørsholm
Denmark

mikebydhi@dhigroup.com
Tel: +45 4516 9333
Fax: +45 4516 9292

Or you can find your local support centre with support in your local language here.


New features

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Every new release of MIKE 11 consists of new modules, new features and/or corrections to problems or significant inconsistencies discovered in previous releases. Below, please find short descriptions of the most significant news in Release 2014 for MIKE Zero in general and MIKE 11 specifically.


Known defects & workarounds

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Fixed issues

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A service pack includes fixes to inconveniences and errors and minor modifications to the official release.
Please note that the service packs are accumulative, i.e. corrections and fixes released with a previous service pack are included in the newest service pack as well.

Release 2014 Service Pack 3

Module/type

Error/Inconvenience/New feature

Status

MIKE Zero (generic)
  • Bathymetry Editor: Issue with long response time when manipulating raw data and background data
  • Mesh Generator: Automatic placement of polygon marker during import of xyz file could fail and be located at boundary of polygon
  • MIKE Zero shell doesn't work with SP2 for 5 languages
Fixed
Result Viewer New feature: Save Vectors to Shape file
The vector field is exported to a shape file as polylines (with no arrow head).
The polylines include the entire vector field for the current time step and will have the scale as shown in the Result Viewer.
Note: polylines can be displayed by arrow symbols in e.g. ArcMap.
Added
MIKE Zero Toolbox
  • Rotate Grid: Resulting orientation was slightly inaccurate when cropping dfs2 data in LON/LAT
  • Statistics: tool fails when calculating statistics on subdomain of an dfs2 file
  • Time series from 2D file: Error in extracted velocities from derived items when P-Q flux are null
Fixed
Unit Base Group Added new EUM types as well as new EUM units to existing EUM types
Added
ECO Lab
  • Potential problems in ECO Lab templates with nested if-then-else statements with more than two nesting levels
  • HeavyMetal and Xenobiotics templates can lead to mass balance errors
Fixed
MIKE 11 AD Advanced Cohesive Sediment transport simulations occasionally caused an illegal error upon termination of simulation, causing result files not to be properly processed and completed.
Fixed
MIKE 1D Engine Datum of cross sections was not taken in to account when calculating volume from additional storage areas. Volume calculation may impact values of result output item for Volume as well as AD simulations
Fixed
MIKE 1D Engine A problem has been discovered if multiple control definitions of type 'TSLGLC' are included for same control structure
Fixed
MIKE 1D Engine An issue with calculated discharge through control structure has been identified for a Discharge type of control structures containing multiple gates.
Fixed
MIKE 11 Engine Odd characters and carriage line return in Structure ID occasionally caused an illegal operation
Fixed
MIKE 11 ST Use of 'Non-scouring bed levels' in combination with Graded sediment transport model has showed unfortunate results and caused illegal errors and inconsistent results in some project applications. 
Fixed
MIKE 1D Engine Rainfall Runoff: When running a NAM-simulation using MIKE 1D the is a problem reading irrigation time series, when the irrigation option is activated in NAM.
Fixed

 

Release 2014 Service Pack 2

Module/type

Error/Inconvenience/New feature

Status

MIKE Zero (generic)
  • Result Viewer: Error in rendering of box contour with transparency
  • Grid Series Editor: Error in static item when cropping in domain
  • Data Manager: Crash when working on dfs2 and dfs3 files
  • E-mail feature: limitations preventing feature to work
Fixed
MIKE Zero Toolbox New GIS functionality: Shp2xyz.
   A new executionable to extract point, polyline and polygon information from shape files.
   Needs to be executed using MzLaunch. See FAQ for details.
Added
MIKE Zero Toolbox
  • TS Batch Conversion: issue with valid units in conversion template
  • Mesh Converter: Clarification of functionality and limitations
  • Mesh Converter: Incorrect use of Map projection coordinates using Non-UTM
Fixed
MIKE 11,
Russian version
  • Compute all button in Cross section editor missing
  • Wrong performance for simulation period detection from timeseries
  • Issue with reading hotstart file and boundary start time periods
Fixed
MIKE 11 - MIKE SHE coupling De-coupled AD-simulations with MIKE SHE and MIKE 11 has proven to cause problems in some setups for the total mass balance for AD-components. 
Note: correction may impact AD-simulation results, and refined calibration is potentially required.
Fixed

Network Editor Problem in converting branch from shapefile using US-units. Branch point coordinates converted wrongly when defined in US feet unit.
Fixed
MIKE 11 ST ST modelling using Ashida-Michiue model causing an overflow error during simulation
Fixed
MIKE 11 - MIKE SHE coupling Wrong sign of discharges passed to MIKE SHE for branches of the type; Kinematic Routing AND with a flow direction defined as negative.
Fixed
MIKE 11 ECO Lab Build-in forcing variables 'Flooded area of grid cell' and 'Surface area of grid cell' did not return the correct values in the last Q-point of a branch.
Fixed
MIKE 11 Engine Result presentation: Load of result file failed when attempting to load a result file in which the first cross section in a branch is defined at ch 0.1m and branch start defined as 0.0m.  An engine-tolerance check was causing this issue
Fixed

 

Release 2014 Service Pack 1

Module/type

Error/Inconvenience/New feature

Status

MIKE 1D Engine Rainfall runoff input from RR-result-files to a HD-simulation extended to support reading of dfs0-files as well as res11 and res1d files.
Fixed
MIKE 1D Engine MIKE 1D - MIKE 11 setup with side structures does not work without a structure ID
Fixed
MIKE 11 Engine Crash in setup using specific values of Flood plain resistance
Fixed
MIKE 11 Engine MIKE11.ini file was wrongly read from the bin-folder instead of the bin\x64-folder for 64-bit installations 
Fixed
Network Editor Crash when creating network file on Russian Operating system
Fixed
ECOLab Editor The ECOLab(WQ) editor for "*.ecolab11" files does not correctly disable built-in constants and forcings in the GUI
Fixed
MIKE 1D Engine A model setup with structures and Wind shear stress defined crashes
Fixed
MIKE 1D Engine

The "number of gates" parameter in the control structures of MIKE 11 is not read, and hence the MIKE 1D engine will always only compute structure discharge as if there was only one gate.

Fixed
MIKE 1D Engine Few Control structure sensors not working. One of them being TSLGLC
Fixed
MIKE 11 Engine Wrong warning message concerning inconsistence in Marker location appeared occasionally during 2D Map production
Fixed

MIKE by DHI - Agern Allé 5 - DK-2970 Hørsholm, Denmark - Tel: +45 4516 9200, Fax: +45 4516 9292

mikebydhi@dhigroup.com - www.mikebydhi.com