SVFLUX

SVFLUX was designed to model the percolation of groundwater in unsaturated and saturated areas for soils and rocks. It is a finite element program 1D, 2D and 3D to calculate the flow of groundwater in steady state and transient. The package includes powerful features such as automatic mesh generation, manual mesh refinement, climate coupling and calculation of actual evaporation from the soil surface.

Stability analysis of saturated and unsaturated soils. The new solver implements the construction and temporary excavation of modeling scenarios. Multiple variations of unsaturated flow formulations.

Calculation of infiltration of saturated / unsaturated finite elements in 1D / 2D / 3D.

Creation of 3D digital models with the SVDESIGNER conceptual model builder. Creation of 3D models from triangulated surfaces (TINS). Multiple methodologies for building 3D models (Extrusions, cross sections sewn in 2D, 3D layer cake or material volume method).

Simplified and easy to use CAD-based user interface:
  • Organized menu system with left-to-right layout of the primary functions;
  • Allows for quick model creation;
  • The new 3D CAD engine provides faster, more measurable global operations.

Calculate the volume of flow rates in soil structures. Couple with SVSOLID to solve small and large stress consolidation problems.

The following boundary conditions are available: known hydraulic load, known flow, evapotranspiration, recharge and load dependent flow in stationary or transient models. Boundary condition data can be entered as values in tables. The advanced climatic condition of the Fredlund-Wilson-Penman contour calculates the current evaporation based on data from weather stations.

Semi-automatic mesh generation and manual refinement. The new 3D solutions offer support for both mesh and grid surfaces. The surface mesh support allows models of greater complexity to be produced.

This application has eight different water-soil curve adjustment methods (SWCC), eight SWCC estimation methods (with SVSOILS), four ksat estimation methods (15 with SOILS) and seven unsaturated hydraulic conductivity estimation methods.