Webinar: Simulation of Solute and Heat Transport with USG-Transport; and Other General Transport Simulation Fundamentals

MODFLOW continues to be the groundwater flow model of choice for hydrogeologic investigations, remedial evaluations, and water resource management throughout the world. In recent years, MODFLOW has advanced to include unstructured grid simulation capabilities and ability for simulating transport.

The USG-Transport software, available as an open-source public domain simulator from the GSI website, includes advances made to the MODFLOW-USG code initially released by the USGS in 2013. The recent release of MODFLOW 6 (version 6.2.0 released in October 2020) also includes unstructured grid and solute transport capabilities with inclusion of density dependent flow effects. Use of these simulators may be easy given available tools and GUIs that support such modeling efforts. However, proper application of these transport models for evaluating solute and/or heat migration in the subsurface further requires an understanding of the transport processes/mechanisms and the specific numerical approaches used to solve the transport equations. This webinar presents an overview of the transport solution approaches with a focus on using the USG-Transport code. Specific topics that will be covered include:
·       Transport processes, formulation and features of USG-Transport
·       Code design considerations and functionality
·       Theory, fate and transport mechanisms, numerical considerations
·       Parameterization, switch settings, demonstrative examples
·       Accuracy considerations
·       Evaluating results, debugging errors, overcoming issues
·       GUI details and support
·       Transport simulation capabilities currently within MODFLOW 6 Version 6.2.0

This 2-hour webinar will be presented by Dr. Sorab Panday from GSI Environmental Inc. who is the lead author of MODFLOW-USG/USG-Transport and is involved in the development of MODFLOW 6. Dr. Panday has conducted research and development in state-of-the art methods for solving complex flow and transport problems, has published his work in reputed journals, and has given seminars and workshops on groundwater modeling to students and industry professionals. He has decades of experience in consulting for environmental flow and transport of solutes/heat and has developed and applied models for a variety of industries and applications. The webinar is right for you if you have encountered one of the following:
·       Sought help from modelers at the USGS, the support desk at your favorite MODFLOW GUI developer, or from Sorab Panday at GSI Environmental on your groundwater transport model.
·       Want to get more educated on groundwater flow and solute transport in general.
·       Desire to be the Mighty Mouse of modelers.

The Webinar will begin at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 30, 2021. Cost for the Webinar is $245 per person. Please register all participants if you have multiple attendees that are conferencing from your office. Please click on the following link to register. Login details for the webinar will be emailed to you once you have registered.