03 Feb 2021

5 days FEFLOW online course

This five-day, hands-on course provides you with comprehensive training in groundwater modelling using FEFLOW. It consists of an introductory and an advanced part. The introductory part is identical to the course 'Introduction to groundwater modelling' while the advanced part aims at providing you with the skills for advanced modelling topics.

FEFLOW is widely recognised as a comprehensive software package for subsurface flow and transport simulation. FEFLOW’s unique meshing capabilities (structured and unstructured) allows for the highest degree of flexibility to account in detail for the most simple to complex geometrical configurations. The software is used by leading research institutes, universities, consulting firms and government organisations all over the world. FEFLOW’s scope of application ranges from simple local-scale to complex largescale
modelling. Application areas include water management, mine water, saltwater intrusion, geothermal energy, and variably saturated media.

Introductory Part
• Introduction to FEFLOW and its graphical user interface
• Creating 2D and 3D mesh geometries (structured and unstructured meshes)
• FEFLOW’s interface with geological software
• Setting up flow models with confined and unconfined aquifers
• Setting up mass-transport models and groundwater-age models
• Setting up steady-state and transient models
• Usage of GIS/CAD data interfaces and other formats
• Results evaluation, visualisation and animation

Advanced Part
• Unsaturated flow modelling
• Density-dependent flow modelling
• Heat transport, including geothermal energy systems (closed/open-loop)
• Fractures and discrete features
• Multicomponent transport and chemical reactions
• Introduction to the FEFLOW programming interface and Python scripting
• Introduction to automatic model calibration with FePEST
• Hands-on exercises