AnAqSim Instructional Series
The AnAqSim Instructional Series offers self-paced exercise sets designed to provide both novice and advanced groundwater flow modelers easy to follow instruction on the development of groundwater models using the Analytic Element Method (AEM) and AnAqSim modeling software. Our training packages follow a logical progression from basic groundwater modeling concepts and simple AnAqSim tools and features to progressively more advanced groundwater modeling techniques using the AnAqSim software.
The series covers topics ranging from an introduction to simple groundwater flow modeling concepts, to constructing and calibrating complex multi-layer models – all while helping to develop and foster sound modeling practices.
Exercise packages can be purchased individually, or as part of our special bundled packages. Also, contact us directly for special academic pricing.
View our AnAqSim Instructional Series brochure for more information.
The series currently contains the following Exercise Packages, and additional packages are continually being developed.
Free introductory tutorials. Can be run with the free AnAqSimEDU. These tutorials provide an overview of the domain analytic element method, AnAqSim features and techniques, comparison checks between AnAqSim and MODFLOW results, and tips on AnAqSim model building. You should start here!
The Set 2 Exercise package builds upon concepts covered in the free introductory package by providing instruction on the addition of heterogeneities, surface water features, linear barriers, and trenches, all of which are key to evaluating and analyzing more complex hydrologic systems.
The Set 3 Exercise Package provides instruction and hands on exercises that cover techniques necessary to define model domains, as well as sources and sinks. Users will learn how to define multiple aquifer zones using inter-domain boundaries, add common surface water features, and define areas of model recharge and evapotranspiration.
The Set 4 Exercise package covers the use of multiple overlying domains to construct multi-layer models and represent heterogeneities. Multiple layer models allow for the simulation of 3-D aquifer flow, partially-penetrating hydraulic features, multi-screened production wells, and groundwater-surface water interaction models.
Recommended for more advanced users, The Set 5 Exercise Package provides instruction on more complex modeling concepts, including model calibration, creating transient groundwater flow models, and how to use third-type boundary conditions to represent adjoined model domains.
The Set 6 Exercise Package explores the use of basemaps to facilitate AnAqSim model building and enhance graphical output. Exercises provide step by step instructions on how to get the most of AnAqSim’s View Manager, digitize model features, overlay 2D model results, and display and analyze depictions of AnAqSim groundwater flow pathlines.
The Set 7 Exercise Package provides step by step instructions on how to use QGIS in conjunction with AnAqSim to create basemaps, digitize model features, overlay 2D model results, display and analyze 3D depictions of AnAqSim model pathlines, and create a river elevation data set by digitizing points on a QGIS basemap.
The Set 8 Exercise Package provides detailed, easy-to-follow instruction on how to effectively utilize the wide range of features and tools in the AnAqSim software, including working with data entry grids, model building with basemaps, exploring and interpreting model results with built-in analysis tools, and producing and exporting model data and high-quality model output graphics.
The Set 9 Exercise Package focuses on the fresh-salt water interface modeling capabilities of AnAqSim including instruction on basic interface hydraulics concepts, and exercises for single-layer and multi-layer aquifer systems that explore lateral saltwater intrusion, interface upconing, the effect of different coastal boundary conditions, and various methods for displaying interface model output.