FEFLOW

Introduction and advanced topics

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. To accommodate particular preferences of the group of participants, a selection of the advanced topics listed below is offered.

FEFLOW is widely recognised as a comprehensive software package for subsurface flow and transport simulation. FEFLOW’s unique mesh capabilities (structured and unstructured) allows you the highest degree of flexibility to account in detail from 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 large scale modelling. Application areas include water management, mine water, saltwater intrusion, geothermal energy, and variably saturated media.

COURSE TOPICS

Introduction 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, modelling (geothermal energy systems and closed/open systems)
  • Fractures and discrete feature elements
  • Multicomponent transport and chemical reactions
  • Introduction to the FEFLOW programming interface and Python scripting
  • Introduction to automatic model calibration with FePEST

Upcoming Courses

24-28 Sep
5 days
FEFLOW This comprehensive five-day course in Berlin consists of two parts. The introductory part is identical to the course "Introduction to groundwater modelling". The advanced part aims at providing you with the skills for advanced modelling topics. Germany
11 Oct
1 day
FEFLOW This free, one-hour webinar offers a case study of a state-of-the-art groundwater flow model that was developed in a complex hydrogeologic setting to improve pore pressure estimate reliability and optimize a dewatering system with respect to CAPEX and OPEX costs. The high-resolution 4D groundwater flow model for transient pit wall pore pressure and mine inflow estimates was developed for a large open pit mine in Peru. 15:00 - 16:00 UTC (11am - 12pm EST) Online
17-18 Oct
2 days
FEFLOW Advanced groundwater modelling Hungary
12-14 Nov
3 days
FEFLOW This three-day course provides you with an introduction to groundwater modelling using FEFLOW. You learn about the basic concepts of the software through building flow and transport models (2D/3D). Switzerland
12-16 Nov
5 days
FEFLOW This comprehensive five-day course in Berlin consists of two parts. The introductory part is identical to the course "Introduction to groundwater modelling". The advanced part aims at providing you with the skills for advanced modelling topics. Germany
19-21 Nov
3 days
FEFLOW This three-day course provides you with an introduction to groundwater modelling using FEFLOW. You learn about the basic concepts of the software through building flow and transport models (2D/3D). France
22-23 Nov
2 days
FEFLOW This two-day course aims to provide you with the skills for mass transport modelling. Depending on the needs of the  participants, a selection of topics is offered. France
27-30 Nov
4 days
FEFLOW This 4-day course in Mexico City provides an introduction to groundwater flow and transport modeling, including establishment of conceptual models, development of numerical models, and calibration. The practical exercises will include common applications of groundwater modeling: resource quantification, vulnerability analysis, recharge and discharge estimation, contaminant transport / remediation, and water management in mining. http://events.dhigroup.com/eventos-de-dhi-mexico/eventos-de-dhi-mexico-feflow/ Mexico
5 Dec
1 day
FEFLOW This half-day workshop at the FEFLOW International User Conference provides insight on having FEFLOW / FePEST functionalities accessible in the Cloud. Topics include: how to perform automated installation of components and configuration on the target system; share static problem files to reduce upload time; and scheduling, server administration, and online monitoring of simulations/status reports. http://events.dhigroup.com/feflow-2018/feflow-2018-program/feflow-international-user-conference-session-descriptions/ USA
5 Dec
1 day
FEFLOW This one-day workshop at the FEFLOW International User Conference will review the multiple modeling options for flow and mass transport using simple yet educational examples. The focus will be on "why and how" rather than narrow technical topics. This session is ideal for all levels since it will provide an overview of software options as well as address punctual conceptual questions. More details: http://events.dhigroup.com/feflow-2018/feflow-2018-program/feflow-international-user-conference-session-descriptions/ USA
5 Dec
1 day
FEFLOW This 1/2 day workshop at the FEFLOW International User Conference will focus on the use of models in decision-support. The session will also cover new developments such as (linear and nonlinear) optimization under uncertainty, and Kalman smoother technology offered by PESTPP-IES that supports calibration-constrained uncertainty analysis. http://events.dhigroup.com/feflow-2018/feflow-2018-program/feflow-international-user-conference-session-descriptions/ USA
6 Dec
1 day
FEFLOW During this 1/2 day session at the FEFLOW International User Conference, you're invited to bring your own questions and topics for discussion. Possible themes encompass the entire modeling workflow, from model concept to GUI handling. We will jointly discuss solutions and best practices using practical examples whenever possible. More details: http://events.dhigroup.com/feflow-2018/feflow-2018-program/feflow-international-user-conference-session-descriptions/ USA
6 Dec
1 day
FEFLOW In this one-day session at the FEFLOW International User Conference, you will learn how to couple GeoModeller with FEFLOW. We will discuss introductory concepts of 3D geology model-building and forward geophysical modeling, plus GeoModeller V4.0 new features, including meshing exports for flow simulation modelers using FEFLOW software. More details: http://events.dhigroup.com/feflow-2018/feflow-2018-program/feflow-international-user-conference-session-descriptions/ USA
6 Dec
1 day
FEFLOW This 1/2 day workshop at the FEFLOW International User Conference provides an introduction to the FEFLOW Python Interface to help minimize operational costs and automate workflows. The module is mainly oriented in Python operations, but it also brings a basic background in C++ Interface, so you will come away with a complete understanding of the FEFLOW Application Programming Interface (API). http://events.dhigroup.com/feflow-2018/feflow-2018-program/feflow-international-user-conference-session-descriptions/ USA
12-14 Dec
3 days
FEFLOW This three-day course provides you with an introduction to groundwater modelling using FEFLOW. You learn about the basic concepts of the software through building flow and transport models (2D/3D). India