Accession Number:

ADA156779

Title:

SUTRA (Saturated-Unsaturated Transport). A Finite-Element Simulation Model for Saturated-Unsaturated, Fluid-Density-Dependent Ground-Water Flow with Energy Transport or Chemically-Reactive Single-Species Solute Transport.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 29 Dec 82-30 Jan 85,

Corporate Author:

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY RESTON VA WATER RESOURCES DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

427.0

Abstract:

SUTRA Saturated-Unsaturated Transport is a computer program which simulates fluid movement and the transport of either energy or dissolved substances in a subsurface environment. The mathematical model employs a two-dimensional hybrid finite-element and integrated-finite-difference method to approximate the governing equations that describe the two interdependent processes that are simulated by SUTRA 1 fluid density-dependent saturated or unsaturated ground-water flow, and either 2a transport of a solute in the ground water, in which the solute may be subject to equilibrium adsorption on the porous matrix, and both first-order and zero-order production or decay, or, 2b transport of thermal energy in the ground water and solid matrix of the aquifer. SUTRA provides, as the primary calculated result, fluid pressures and either solute concentrations or temperatures, as they vary with time, everywhere in the simulated subsurface system. SUTRA may also be used to simulate simpler subsets of the above process. Additional keywords Fluid flow Radial flow FORTRAN. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE