FEFLOW screenshot
FILE SIZE :723.57 MB
DOWNLOADS :UserDownloads:957
Program Description

FEFLOW (Finite Element subsurface FLOW system) is a computer program for simulating groundwater flow, mass transfer and heat transfer in porous media and fractured media. The program uses finite element analysis to solve the groundwater flow equation of both saturated and unsaturated conditions as well as mass and heat transport, including fluid density effects and chemical kinetics for multi-component reaction systems. 

The software was firstly introduced by Hans-Jörg G. Diersch in 1979, He developed the software in the Institute of Mechanics of the German Academy of Sciences Berlin up to 1990. In 1990 he was one of the founders of WASY GmbH of Berlin, Germany (the acronym WASY translates from German to Institute for Water Resources Planning and Systems Research), where FEFLOW has been developed further, continuously improved and extended as a commercial simulation package. In 2007 the shares of WASY GmbH were purchased by DHI. The WASY company has been fused and FEFLOW became part of the DHI Group software portfolio. FEFLOW is being further developed at DHI by an international team. Software distribution and services are worldwide. 

FEFLOW is the only tool you need to simulate all the flow, mass and heat transport processes in the subsurface. Analyse interactions below the land surface by including any manner of underground structures, tunnels and other types of excavation. Extend your model by coupling FEFLOW to other MIKE surface water models to investigate groundwater-surface water interaction. Plus, you can estimate ground subsidence and more accurately predict pumping rates with a hydromechanical coupling plugin. 

FEFLOW is suitable for numerous different applications in flow and transport processes simulation in porous media, ranging from lab scale to continental scale. A few typical examples are listed here:

  • Mining - Model groundwater flow, assess seepage amounts and estimate pore pressure profiles to support open pit slope and underground mining design. Create dewatering and worst-case scenarios, assess the hydraulic performance of a tailings storage facility and simulate the fate of contaminants for EIAs.
  • Engineering - Assess groundwater mitigation and remediation strategies for construction and tunneling projects. Simulate geometric changes in a tunnel, earth material and other underground features involved in excavations.
  • Water Resources - Identify potential groundwater abstraction locations and optimise scenarios of Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR). Analyse saltwater intrusion in freshwater resources and better understand groundwater-surface water interaction (e.g. by linking to a fully hydrodynamic river or flood model).
  • Water Quality - Use the built-in Kinetics Editor to account for transport processes from conservative, reactive and multi-species. Couple groundwater modelling with external models to simulate land use impacts on groundwater quality at the regional scale. Assess the impact and design of nuclear waste storage facilities.
  • Geotechnical Engineering - Design and implement a leakage mitigation effort and address related potential dam failure modes. Estimate spatial-temporal changes of pore pressure based on fully 3D Richards-based solution. Estimate ground subsidence and more accurately predict pumping rates.
  • Industrial Porous Media - Maximise the efficiency of consumer products and develop innovative technologies and new designs. Create highly detailed 3D visualisation of the infiltration and storage processes, predict absorption behaviour and optimise absorber materials with varying geometry and physical properties.
  • Geothermal Energy - Optimise urban shallow geothermal systems. Understand potential conflict between future and existing geothermal installations. Assess the feasibility of artificial freezing, modelling scenarios with permafrost, shallow and deep geothermal systems and the potential thermal impact on an aquifer.

* FEFLOW download link provides demo version of the software.

Similar Software
CADRE Flow Version:3.5 · CADRE Analytic

Fluid System Flow Analysis

CADRE Flow is developed using the basic principles of finite element method as applied to the hydraulics flow field.

HST3D Version:2.2.16 · USGS

Heat and Solute Transport in 3D Ground-Water Flow Systems

The computer program (HST3D) described in this report simulates heat and solute transport in three-dimensional saturated ground-water flow systems.

SUTRA Version:2.2 · USGS

Model for Saturated-Unsaturated, Variable-Density Ground-Water Flow with Solute or Energy Transport

A model for 2D or 3D saturated-unsaturated, variable-density ground-water flow with solute or energy transport.

Pipe Flow Wizard Version:1.12 · Daxesoft
Pipe Flow Wizard

Flow & Pressure Calcs on Single Pipes

Pipe Flow Wizard is able to perform four different flow and pressure drop calculations on a single pipe depending on the known information.

Pipe Flow Advisor Version:1.01 · Daxesoft
Pipe Flow Advisor

Open Channel Flow & Tank Empty Times

Flow Advisor can be used to estimate water flow rates from various open channels, closed channels and differently shaped supply tanks.

Comments & Reviews

No comments yet. Be the first to comment.

Submit a review about FEFLOW software with your social media profile

Rate This Software

FEFLOW has been rated 1.7 out of 5 points. A total of 6 votes cast and 0 users reviewed the software.

Popular Programs

13308 hitsSMADA 6.44

This software is a complete hydrology package included as a number of separate executable files.

5400 hitsLOOPS 1.02

Implementation of the familiar Hardy-Cross pipe distribution algorithm.

4402 hitsHydraulic Calculator 2.0

Performs civil engineering calculations for hydrology, open channels, culverts, gravity sewer, transmission lines and unit conversions.

3121 hitsEPANET 2.00.12

EPANET is software that models water distribution piping systems. EPANET is public domain software that may be freely copied and distributed.

New & Updated

23 AugANUGA Hydro 3.1.9

ANUGA Hydro is a free and open source software tool for hydrodynamic modelling, suitable for predicting the consequences of hydrological disasters such as riverine flooding, storm surges and tsunamis.

17 DecCityWater 2021

Online web application for visualizing, referencing, and analyzing water distribution models.

22 DecTsipiras HydroTools 1.1

Tsipiras HydroTools is a set of tools useful for calculation and design of hydraulic works and installations.

10 MayCSiPlant 6.1

CSiPlant is an integrated engineering software product for analysis and design of piping systems and frame structures, .