AnAqSim Instructional Series: Exercise Set 2

Simple Model Building

This free introduction to the dozens of tutorials in the AnAqSim Instructional Series has been designed to get you started modeling using the Analytic Element Method today! Our introductory training package includes exercises and lessons that are intended to familiarize users with the AEM method using the AnAqSim modeling software, establish good modeling practices, and provide detailed instruction on how to build simple models and perform commonly used groundwater modeling analyses.

Topics covered in our Set 2 Simple Model Building include:

  • Simple introductory Hello World type example
  • Defining external boundaries for your model
  • Setting up a model
  • Adding a pumping well
  • Tracing flow pathlines (single layer model)
  • Modeling aquifers with isotropic and anisotropic hydraulic conductivity
  • Adding model sources (inflow) and sinks (outflow)
  • Simple hydraulic head contouring (drawdown features; mounding features)

The Free Set 2 Exercise Package contains instructional lessons, any necessary modeling input files, basemaps, etc; and a set of step-by-step completed AnAqSim files that you can load at any point if you want to check one of the exercise steps – everything you need to continue learning groundwater modeling using AnAqSim!

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It's time to take the next step to becoming a superior groundwater modeler – with our flexAEM AnAqSim Instructional Series Set 2 Exercise Package!

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