Subscription package for: Groundwater

Groundwater and porous media modelling

Our core groundwater application – FEFLOW – allows you to model a multitude of different applications involving fluid flow, groundwater age, contaminant and heat transport processes. Get even more value by coupling with MIKE HYDRO River HD, a powerful, parallelised 1D hydrodynamic engine for rivers and open channels.

Interested in modelling mine tailings or advanced (mixed fluid) non-Newtonian flows? Try our new Hydrodynamics subscription package.


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Build better 3D meshes with the new FEFLOW Advanced module - now included in this package!

What’s in the package?

1 user* 2 users# more users**
All-in-one groundwater modelling solution
  • Darcy flow in porous media
  • 2D/3D unsaturated flow
  • Free surface (phreatic) flow
  • Density dependent flow
  • Fracture and pipe flow
  • Advection-diffusion/dispersion solute transport
  • Single and multispecies solute transport
  • Equilibrium sorption
  • User-defined kinetic reactions
  • Fracture mass transport
  • FEFLOW links with PHREEQC-RM for geochemical modelling
  • Advection-conduction/dispersion heat transport
  • Fracture heat transport
  • Thermohaline convection
  • 1D borehole heat exchanger elements and heat exchanger arrays
Geochemical reactions

A plugin for FEFLOW for the calculation of advanced geochemical reactions together with aqueous phase flow and transport, based on the PHREEQC reaction engine.

Freezing and thawing of groundwater and the unsaturated zone

A plug-in for FEFLOW that extends 2- or 3-dimensional FEFLOW flow and transport models using Richard´s equation by phase changes between water and ice.

Build better 3D meshes

The FEFLOW Advanced module in FEFLOW 8.0 enables users to repair improper 3D data such as surfaces and polylines to successfully build a 3D fully unstructured mesh.

For modelling rivers and open channels

This is a powerful, parallelised 1D hydrodynamic engine for rivers and open channels. It is unsurpassed in flexibility, robustness and features. Key features include:

  • Fully dynamic solution to the 1D St. Venant equations
  • Hydraulic routing options for simplified channel routing
  • Automatic adaptation to subcritical and supercritical flow
  • Comprehensive hydraulic structures library
  • Extremely flexible control module for operational gates, pumps and turbines
Control structures

This simulates operational structures such as sluices, overflow and radial gates as well as pumps and turbines from user-defined operation strategies.

  • MIKE 11 HD DHI's original 1D river modelling modules for hydrodynamics, utilising single core processing power. Provides access to the MIKE 11 engine for dynamic coupling via IFMMIKE11 utility.
  • AUTOCAL is a general tool for parameter estimation and sensitivity analysis that automatically utilises available multicore resources
  • piHMC This module allows the support of mechanical processes (hydro-mechanical coupling) in FEFLOW flow calculations.
  • piMIKE1D This module supports the dynamic coupling between FEFLOW and MIKE 1D engines. piMIKE1D works only with MIKE 2022 and FEFLOW 7.5 and is not backward compatible. Previous MIKE releases are limited to the free IFMMIKE11 utility. The current implementation of piMIKE1D is limited to flow simulations only.
Fast, scalable compute resources on-demand

Cloud Execution is a new MIKE Cloud service that provides instant access to high-end virtual computers to help deliver your projects faster and at a lower, predictable cost. Purchase an annual subscription and receive a MIKE Cloud company account (1 named user with 1Tb of storage) and an allocation of Cloud Credits to spend on cloud-based virtual machines. Click here for more details.



Concurrent simulations





Price per user per month for an annual subscription


Price per user per month for an annual subscription

On request

* A single (1) Concurrent User Subscription will permit one user of FEFLOW and one user of MIKE Zero at any time. There is no limit to the number of named users you may specify.

# 2+ users are only available as an annual Subscription (no monthly option).

** Prices for up to 20 concurrent users available. Does not include VAT/GST and other taxes. For exact prices in your local currency, contact your local DHI office.

## Unlimited simulations of FEFLOW when models utilize the same mesh and problem class, otherwise number of simulations (with different meshes) matches the number of users.

^ MIKE HYDRO River HD is limited to 4 concurrent simulations in a Single (1) Concurrent User Subscription, thereby also limiting the number of FEFLOW simulations when coupled.

Need more than a subscription package?

If you’re looking for a specific combination of modules, our Perpetual Licenses (Professional and University) are available for you.

At the local and global levels we offer an umbrella of activities to support our users in the understanding and application of our software and technologies: training courses, webinars, chats, user group meetings, expert seminars and round-tables.

Questions / Answers

A: Absolutely! The new subscription packages replace short term module rentals, so if you need a MIKE Desktop product for only a short time, subscription is the way to go. Get in touch with one of our representatives via the form below to find a package that best suits your needs.
A: The minimum period of subscription for API packages is 12 months. All other packages are also available for 12 months, except the 1 Concurrent User variants which are also available as a monthly subscription, with a 2-month minimum period. The monthly subscription is a great way to try out the MIKE applications before deciding to commit for longer.
A: Yes, the monthly subscription cost is 20% more than the equivalent monthly rate of an annual subscription. A monthly subscription can be upgraded to an annual subscription at any time (to take advantage of the cheaper monthly rate) by purchasing a new 12-month subscription that commences on the same date the monthly subscription expires. 
A: A monthly subscription is initially invoiced at the start of the contract for the full 2-month minimum period, after which invoices will be issued monthly. An annual subscription is initially invoiced for the full 1-year period in advance.
A: Subscriptions will be invoiced automatically 2 weeks prior to the end of the subscription period, unless DHI receives a written request for termination.
A: Yes, all subscriptions come with DHI’s renowned software support for the period of the subscription.
A: The 2 Concurrent User subscription (and 5, 10 & 25 concurrent users) will unlock unlimited simulations for all the engines included in the subscription (enabling the use of cloud computing resources). This option adds significant value and is a game changer to your project or study delivery deadlines.  
A: Unless specifically referenced (i.e. marine subscriptions which have a choice of one or two add-on modules), adding modules to a subscription is not permitted. Extended functionality can be achieved by combining two or more subscription packages (for example: Flooding + Hydrology & Hydraulics to get advanced structure operations in rivers). We know that not all integrated simulation scenarios are covered by the subscription packages, so if you need a very specific combination of modules, contact your local DHI Office for perpetual license pricing.
A: No, a 1 Concurrent User subscription of the Flooding package allows 1 user of the MIKE Zero GUI (for building 2D Overland and 1D River models) and 1 user of the MIKE URBAN+ ArcGIS GUI, at the same time. That’s great value and really flexible. Same applies for the Groundwater subscription package (1 user of FEFLOW and 1 user of MIKE Zero, at the same time).
A: Some modules have pre-requisite requirements (like process modules requiring HD), so where there is only one choice (Ports & Maritime, Coastal Engineering and Environmental Engineering), available choices are reduced. But remember, when you choose a MIKE 3 module, the corresponding MIKE 21 module comes with it.
A: Bonus modules are modules that DHI no longer sells as perpetual licenses. The only way to access these modules now is via subscription and as part of valid SMA (annual maintenance) of other Professional (perpetual) licenses.
A: No, chart data can be purchased as an add-on to Marine subscriptions that include MIKE C-MAP. Contact your local DHI Office if you want to know more about MIKE C-MAP and/or C-Map chart data.
A: No, perpetual licenses and subscriptions that are both hosted on your companies Internet License Server cannot be combined. Contact your local DHI Office to find out more about DHI’s Internet License Server (powered by Microsoft Azure).
A: Default delivery of a subscription license is DHI’s Internet License Server. API Packages (MIKE1D and DHI EPANET) can be issued as a network license (with dongle), at additional cost (400€ per dongle). Contact your local DHI Office to get a quote in local currency.

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