Course: Septembre 28 - Octobre 2, 2009
The course introduces a new generation of Windowsbased numerical models for simulating water, heat and/or contaminant transport in variably-saturated porous media. These include the HYDRUS-1D and HYDRUS (2D/3D) codes for one- and two-dimensional simulations, respectively, PHREEQC-2 for geochemical calculations and HP1 for one-dimensional biogeochemical transport. HYDRUS-1D and HYDRUS (2D/3D) are supported by interactive graphics-based interfaces for datapreprocessing, generation of unstructured as well as structured finite element grid systems, and graphic presentation of the simulation results. Two graphical interfaces are also available for PHREEQC. The graphical interfaces of HYDRUS-1D and PHREEQC-2 are used to set up the reactive transport problems to be solved with HP1. Except for HYDRUS (2D/3D), all software packages are in the public domain.
Computer exercises will be done on your own personal laptops. Please inform us if you are not able to bring your own computer.