SVFLUX™WR is designed for hydrogeologists who want to perform large-scale saturated/unsaturated regional flow modeling. This software was developed as a joint effort between SoilVision and Los Alamos National Labs (LANL). This groundwater seepage application makes use of the advanced FEHM solver to perform the analysis. FEHM code was developed as an advanced finite element solver and came to be after over 50 man-years invested. It has been utilized on many EPA superfund sites. The SVFLUX™WR module allows hydrogeologists to solve models at expanded levels like never before.


The SVOFFICE™5/WR release of SVFLUX™ software contains the following specific improvements...

 


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Product OverviewProduct Overview

Large-scale Hydrogeological Groundwater Flow Models

The innovative new SVFLUX™WR module combines the market-leading SVOFFICE™ CAD-based 2D/3D model building and visualization interfaces with the groundwater modeling abilities of the FEHM solver developed by Los Alamos National Labs (LANL). The software was developed over 20 years as phase one of a collaboration between SoilVision and LANL. The FEHM solver produces fast solutions of highly non-linear models considering unsaturated soil mechanics. Therefore, regional flow models including many pumpling wells with complex geometry can be modeled. The solution implements a powerful triangular (2D) and tetrahedral (3D) mesher.

Solutions can be visualized through the polished ACUMESH™ back-end visualization software.

SVFLUX™WR therefore allows hydrogeologists to quickly unlock the power of the FEHM solver through a fresh and streamlined CAD user interface. Large and complex modeling problems can be set up quickly and efficiently.

FeaturesFeatures

Key features of SVFLUX™WR:
  • Analysis of complex groundwater modeling
  • Comprehensive 2D/3D meshing including multiple nodes per layer
  • High performance computing capabilities
  • Easy to use and simplified CAD-based user interface
  • Multi-discipline application: perform combined hydrogeological and slope-stability analysis
  • Unsaturated flow: Stable and fast analysis of unsaturated soils.
  • 2D and 3D solutions handle any type of modeling problem
  • Import soil properties from the SVSOILS™ database of over 6200 soils
  • Fully automatic mesh generation and manual mesh refinement
  • Coupling brings seepage modeling to slope stability problems
  • Simple and powerful user interface allows rapid creation of models
  • Easily generate 3D models from 2D cross-sections, or slice 3D models into 2D cross-sections
  • Extensive QAQC program
  • Responsive Technical Support
  • 64-Bit Application:
    • Create, open, edit and solve larger models of higher complexity faster and more efficiently than previously possible.
    • More robust handling of highly variable geologic models improve model convergence runtimes.
    • Enhanced dynamic performance for snappier 3D visualization and model interaction.
    • Overall speed improvements help you to focus on model development and calibration.
    • Improvements in parallel processing with support for up to 64 processor cores.
    • Harness the full capabilities of modern 64-bit hardware and 64-bit operating systems.

FEHM SolverFEHM Solver

Time-tested and Industry Proven

The FEHM solver was utilized on the famous Yucca Mountain nuclear storage project to model the regional groundwater flow to ascertain the ability of the site to accept nuclear waste.

The numerical background of the FEHM computer code can be traced to the early 1970s when it was used to simulate geothermal and hot dry rock reservoirs. The primary use over a number of years was to assist in the understanding of flow fields and mass transport in the saturated and unsaturated zones below the potential Yucca Mountain repository. Today FEHM is used to simulate groundwater and contaminant flow and transport in deep and shallow, fractured and un-fractured porous media throughout the US DOE complex. FEHM has proved to be a valuable asset on a variety of projects of national interest including Environmental Remediation of the Nevada Test Site, the LANL Groundwater Protection Program, geologic CO2 sequestration, Enhanced Geothermal Energy (EGS) programs, Oil and Gas production, Nuclear Waste Isolation, and Arctic Permafrost...READ MORE.

FeaturesDocumentation

SVOFFICE™5 User Manual

 SVOFFICE5Manual.pdf


Verification Manual

 SVFLUX5WR_Verification_Manual.pdf

ApplicationsApplications

Common Applications:

The following list is a collection of the most common applications for SVFLUX™WR. Most of them are included as sample models from the cloud.

Hydrogeology:

Top 10 ReasonsTop 10 Reasons to Purchase SVOFFICE™5/WR

Top 10 Reasons to Purchase SVOFFICE 5

The investment in geotechnical / hydrogeological software is an important decision for most consulting firms. Software must perform well and yield results in a limited timeframe such that reports can be completed on time and under budget. We recognize this at SoilVision Systems Ltd. and and have worked hard over the past number of years to provide software which is both easy to use and technologically advanced. We believe that the current SVOFFICE™5/WR software product is the best software suite currently available for geotechnical and hydrogeological applications. Listed below are a few of the reasons why your firm would benefit from our software from the perspective of a manager.


1. 3D Modeling Solutions
  • Modeling of systems which are not adequately represented by a simplified 2D cross section may be accomplished in full 3D. Examples include regional flow, levee analysis, and planar geometry.
2. Advanced Slope Stability Analysis
  • With the highly advanced SVSLOPE® slope stability analysis package, your company will have access to the most comprehensive array of deterministic and probabilistic methods of limit equilibrium and stress-based analysis methods.
3. Advanced Model Coupling
  • Coupling of the air/water/thermal phases allows more comprehensive analysis of i) cover designs and, ii) waste rock flow, and iii) various other applications.
  • Coupled density-dependant flow allows handling of salt-water/ fresh water potash mine tailings scenarios and tidal inflow scenarios.
4. 3D Conceptual Geometry Modeling and Visualization and 2D Slicing with SVDESIGNER™
  • SVDESIGNER™ Allows for rapid three-dimensional geotechnical prototyping of designs.
  • 2D slices can be quickly and easily extracted from your geotechnical designs and brought into SVFLUX™WR for analysis.
5. Automatic Mesh Generation and Refinement 6. Spatially Varying Material Properties
  • Material properties may now be set to vary spatially in any particular region of the model domain. This is available in our SVSLOPE® and SVFLUX™WR packages
7. Product Integration
  • Products support highly integrated and coupled solutions. i.e. Rainfall on an unsaturated slope potentially causing instability.
8. Comprehensive Probabilistic Analysis
  • Monte Carlo, APEM, Latin Hypercube and other types of probabilistic analysis may be carried out in our SVSLOPE® package. Monte Carlo analysis for steady state models can be carried out in our SVFLUX™WR package.
9. Extensive Soil Database
  • Our SVSOILS™ (formerly SOILVISION®) Database of unsaturated hydraulic properties includes laboratory data on over 6500 soils and 24 theoretical methods of estimating unsaturated hydraulic properties.
10. World Class Support
  • Highly dedicated team with tracking and fast response to all raised issues - typically within 24 - 48 hours.