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Dear FEFLOW User,

Since our last newsletter some time has passed, so that today we have are happy to report on a number of topics.

The key event for the entire FEFLOW team this year clearly was the 2nd International FEFLOW User Conference. More than 120 participants have come together in Potsdam/Germany to present and discuss interesting FEFLOW applications on occasion of the 30th birthday of FEFLOW and to be trained in basic or advanced FEFLOW modeling. Please find more detailed information about the conference below.

As a particular conference highlight, the next generation of FEFLOW – FEFLOW 6 – was presented to the public for the first time by our development team. The completely new user interface was explained in power point presentations and extensive live demonstrations. Please refer to the FEFLOW 6 Beta Test section for detailed information on how to become a beta tester. We would be happy to also get your feedback on the new version before the final release!

Free online seminars in both English and German language are available that introduce the new FEFLOW user interface.

To assist in the pre-processing for FEFLOW models for our clients, DHI-WASY offers the conceptual modeling software Hydro GeoBuilder developed by Schlumberger Water Services.

African culture and lifestyle was experienced by our colleagues attending the Mine Water Conference in Pretoria/South Africa. Besides the usual technical presentations and an exhibition area, this conference even featured a drumming session (see images below).

To support the launch of FEFLOW 6, for the first time a regional Australian and New Zealand FEFLOW user conference will take place in Sydney in May. All our users down under are invited to participate and present their FEFLOW projects.

The FEFLOW Forum is a busy place for discussion of all applications of FEFLOW. Now we have made it even more convenient to follow the discussions by adding RSS and Twitter support – never miss a forum post anymore!

At the end of this newsletter, we have listed upcoming training courses and the latest FEFLOW patches as usual.

 

Your FEFLOW Team

 

 

 

2nd International FEFLOW User Conference

This year’s FEFLOW conference attracted more than 120 participants from all over the world. For three days, various kinds of FEFLOW applications and theoretical aspects of modeling fluid flow, solute and heat transport in porous media were discussed. Pre- and postconference courses proficed opportunity for basic and advanced FEFLOW training.

Outside the official conference program, the conference venue Inselhotel Hermannswerder and the city of Potsdam provided perfect scenery for informal meetings and sightseeing.

Many thanks to the keynote lecturers and presenters - it was you in particular who made the conference a successful event. We would also like to thank all the participants for coming and hope that you have enjoyed the conference as much as we have!

Please see http://feflow2009.dhi-wasy.de for more pictures, the slides of the keynote presentations and additional information!

 

 

FEFLOW 6 Beta Test

Users of FEFLOW 5.4 are only a few steps away from becoming beta testers of FEFLOW 6:  Just open http://www.feflow.info/feflow6betatest.html and follow the steps described there:

1.    Register as a user of the FEFLOW web site.

2.    Wait for an email indicating approval.

3.    Log in to the FEFLOW web site and install FEFLOW 6.

We would be happy to receive your feedback on the new version as there is still room for modifications before the final release. The more feedback we get, the better the new user interface will fit to your needs! For feedback, please use email to our support team, or the corresponding board in the FEFLOW Forum (http://www.feflow.info/forum). Please note that the FEFLOW 6 Beta Test board is only visible for registered forum users.

Important notes for beta testers:

As several cases have shown, crashes are sometimes caused by bugs in older graphics drivers. Should you experience a crash, we would like to suggest to first updating the graphics driver on your system to the most current version. This may already resolve the issue.

FEFLOW 6 Beta 2 has been released. Please go to www.feflow.info, log in to the site, and download the new and significantly improved version. Beside many bug fixes, functionality that was still missing in Beta 1 has been added, e.g.:

·         Content analysis

·         Movie export

·         IFM module management

 

 

 

Free FEFLOW 6 Online Seminars

To get a first idea of the new interface and to facilitate the first steps, DHI-WASY offers free online seminars in English and German. The first few seminars have already taken place very successfully.

Please check our web site for the next seminar dates and make sure to register early: http://www.feflow.info/onlineseminars.html.

 

 

Hydro GeoBuilder

From now on, DHI-WASY is world-wide reseller for the brand-new Schlumberger Water Services software Hydro GeoBuilder when purchased in combination with FEFLOW. Hydro GeoBuilder provides a flexible and streamlined approach to developing conceptual models for MODFLOW and FEFLOW. Quickly and easily assign flow materials, pumping wells screened over multiple layers, and design complex three-dimensional finite element meshes and grids in a multi-view, graphical environment.

For further details, please refer to our Hydro GeoBuilder website.

 

 

International Mine Water Conference

This year the International Mine Water Conference took place in Pretoria, South Africa from 19 to 23 October. DHI-WASY participated in the exhibition with a booth and presented results of an ongoing research project concerning the handling of damages due to historical potassium mining in east Germany. As expected there was a lot of interest in the application of FEFLOW for different aspects of mining, especially dewatering. Approximately 350 participants attended the conference. Also DHI colleagues from South-Africa and the Czech Republic participated in the conference. South-Africa and the neighboring countries are expected to have an increasing importance for future developments in the mining business, but also in the areas of groundwater protection and remediation.

A special highlight was the interactive drumming session, see pictures below.

 

 

feflow-in-africa

 

 

FEFLOW Down Under 2010: Australian and New Zealand User Conference

For the first time FEFLOW users from Asia and the Pacific countries are invited to join us for a local FEFLOW User Conference. The meeting will take place in Sydney, Australia from May 4 through May 6 2010. Details will be published soon on http://www.dhigroup.com.au. Further information is already available on request to feflowdownunder@dhigroup.com.au.

 

 

Forum: RSS and Twitter

Probably many of you have already used the option to be notified by email about new topics in specific boards of the FEFLOW discussion forum, e.g., to be automatically informed when information about the latest FEFLOW patch is posted by DHI-WASY. For all of you who use RSS News Feeds or Twitter, we have made the process even more convenient:

RSS:

As the simplest example, the latest message in the entire forum can be subscribed by using the address http://www.feflow.info/forum/index.php?action=.xml;sa=recent;limit=1;type=rss2. Most of the numerous additional options for the RSS feed are described in a forum topic on http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=25009.msg198119. Potentially interesting options include the limitation of the news feed to a certain number of messages or to messages on a certain board.

Twitter:

New forum message topics and links to the messages themselves are published on the FEFLOW twitter account: www.twitter.com/feflow. The twitter account is updated every half hour.

 

 

Trainings & Conferences

A list of all planned FEFLOW training courses given by DHI-WASY as well as registration information can be found on http://feflow.info/training.html.

Upcoming training courses include:

Title

Language

Organizer

Date

Location

Groundwater Modeling using FEFLOW

English

DHI North America

10-12 November 2009

Denver CO, USA

FEFLOW Basic Training

English

DHI-WASY

30 November – 4 December 2009

Berlin, Germany

FEFLOW 6.0 for 5.x users

German

DHI-WASY

7/8 December 2009

Berlin, Germany

FEFLOW 6.0 for 5.x users

English

DHI-WASY

9/10 December 2009

Berlin, Germany

Geothermal Modeling with FEFLOW

English

DHI-WASY

22-24 February 2010

Offenburg, Germany

FEFLOW Basic Training

English

DHI-WASY

22/26 February 2010

Berlin, Germany

FEFLOW 6.0 for 5.x users

German

DHI-WASY

15/19 March 2010

Berlin, Germany

FEFLOW Basic Training

English

DHI-WASY

2/3 March 2010

Berlin, Germany

FEFLOW 6.0 for 5.x users

German

DHI-WASY

18/19 May 2010

Berlin, Germany

FEFLOW Basic Training

English

DHI-WASY

14/18 June 2010

Berlin, Germany

FEFLOW Basic Training

German

DHI-WASY

13/17 September 2010

Berlin, Germany

FEFLOW Basic Training

English

DHI-WASY

25/29 October 2010

Berlin, Germany

 

Some of the upcoming conferences with participation of DHI-WASY are:

Title

Date

Location

Der Geothermiekongress 2009 / GEOenergia 2009

17-19 November 2009

Bochum, Germany

GeoTHERM - expo & congress

25/26 February 2010

Offenburg, Germany

9th Gulf Water Conference

22-25 March 2010

Muscat, Oman

World Geothermal Congress

25-30 April 2010

Bali, Indonesia

Tagung der FH-DGG

12-16 May 2010

Tübingen, Germany

 

 

 

Latest Patches

The latest patch for FEFLOW 5.4 is FEFLOW 5.411 that can be downloaded from http://feflow.info/downloadpatches.html.

 

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