FEM – Water Flow

The FEM – Water Flow is used to perform steady state or transient water flow analysis (seepage). Given the material properties and initial conditions at the model boundaries the program computes the evolution and steady state of the pore pressure distribution, degree of saturation in the unsaturated zone, seepage velocities and inflow/outflow through the model. The resulting ground water table can be imported into the standard stress-strain analysis.

Water Flow is an extension module of the FEM program for the analysis of general geotechnical problems.

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Material models for the unsaturated zone:
Log-linear model
Van Genuchten model
Gardner model
Database of material parameters based on USCS classification and soil consistency
Boundary conditions:
Impermeable line
Permeable line
Prescribed pore pressure
Prescribed inflow / outflow
Seepage surface with conditions not known in advance
Point hydraulic conditions:
Inflow / outflow
Pore pressure at a point
Possibility to represent partially permeable interfaces (contacts) and beams
Introduction of drains and preference paths
Flexible time step adjustment for effective computation
Import and export of the geometry and resulting ground water table in DWG, DXF format
Sharing the resulting ground water table between projects via GeoClipboard
Lucid representation of pore pressure distribution, flow velocities and ground water table

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