MODFLOW-USG, coming soon
|June 11, 2012||Posted by karmadsen under blog, Groundwater Modeling, Groundwater Modeling Software, Modeling Software, MODFLOW|
MODFLOW-USG (unstructured grid) is a new version of MODFLOW being developed by Sorab Panday.
According to the Aquaveo forum, MODFLOW-USG will probably be fully released at some point in 2012.
At this point it is difficult to find information about the full capabilities of the to-be-released MODFLOW-USG. However, it may offer significant flexibility over the current versions of MODFlOW, and provide a public domain alternative to FEFLOW.
Unlike the rectangular grid used to develop regular MODFLOW models, an unstructured grid is a mesh made out of triangles or tetrahedra. This allows a 3D simulation of the subsurface that expresses complex geological shapes. As described on the Groundwater Modeling Blog, it also would allow MODFLOW to run nested child models and parent models as a single simulation, rather than two separate simulations.