Seep3D brings the power of interactive 3D design to the world of saturated/unsaturated groundwater modeling. Using Seep3D, you can analyze a wide variety of groundwater flow problems. Construct your geometry one block at a time using Seep3D’s interactive building block approach. Specify material properties and boundary conditions on the geometry. Solve the analysis, and then visualize your results in 3D as surface contours and flow lines. Create graphical plots, and use Seep3D’s data extraction tools to quickly pinpoint any computed value.
Using Seep3D, you can extend your analysis of groundwater flow to include specific structural geometry such as reservoirs and dams, flow cutoff barriers, individual seepage drains or wells, combinations of side and down-slope flows, and infiltration and flow in waste barrier systems. All of these items can even be combined into a single model.
Seep3D is based on the concept of blocks that are combined together to create a geometric model. Much like using Lego® blocks, you can join together individual Seep3D blocks to build meaningful geotechnical structures. To create a model of your geometry, you simply drag a block from the Region catalog window onto your 3D View; then, drop new regions onto the existing region faces to build your model geometry (called the domain). The finite element mesh pattern is inherent to each region in the domain. Therefore, as you connect regions together, the mesh gets built automatically, ensuring complete mesh compatibility between regions. This makes it possible to create a 3-dimensional mesh over any domain that you can build with regions.
Materials and boundary conditions are created separately from the domain. This lets you delete regions from the domain without losing any boundary condition or material information. Creating one boundary condition and then applying it to many locations on the domain allows you to only enter the information once, reducing the likelihood of errors. You can also change material properties globally by editing a material; the new values will be used for all regions that use that material.
Once you have setup your domain and applied boundary conditions and material properties, the problem is ready to be analyzed using one of Seep3D’s built-in analysis algorithms. Seep3D contains iterative solvers that can handle linear, nonlinear, steady-state, transient, and adaptive analyses.
Viewing the Analysis Results
You can quickly find the results you need from the massive amounts of data produced by a 3D analysis. For example, you can extract data using “result planes” that “cut” through the domain, displaying surface contours, flow vectors, and flow lines. You can contour any parameter on the exterior hull of the domain, create x-y plots, and copy data into Excel for further analysis.
Seep3D’s intuitive interface gives you quick access to commands. Simply right-click on any object in the 3D view or tree view to modify its properties or execute one of its commands. You can explore your model in 3D by interactively zooming, panning, and rotating within the 3D view. Multiple 3D views can also be displayed. When you modify an object in one of the views, its display is updated within all views.
Product:Geoslope Seep3D V1.15