FEFLOW 2012   Summer School 
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Dear FEFLOW User,

The FEFLOW Services team would like to thank you for the fruitful collaboration in 2011.  For the FEFLOW Services team it was a busy year, us meeting many of our users at public and in-house training courses, at user meetings, conferences and trade shows. Once again we have seen a great increase in FEFLOW application around the globe – thanks to all of you!


For 2012, we are looking forward to the release of FEFLOW 6.1 in summer. With this release we will say a final goodbye to X servers and the Motif toolkit that have been accompanying us for the last 20 years.


We are also anticipating the 3rd International FEFLOW User Conference (FEFLOW 2012) in September, hoping to meet many of you in person here in Berlin. We would like to remind you that the deadline for abstract submission is January 31, 2012. Below you find the basic conference information and a list of pre/post conference training courses.


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


Don’t forget to visit our website for a video of our special FEFLOW snowman!


We wish you a Merry Christmas! In case you do not celebrate Christmas, we send you Seasons Greetings, we wish you Happy Holidays, and may all of you have a Happy New Year 2012!


Your FEFLOW Services team

Julia Mayer, Peter Schätzl, Bastian Rau, Alexander Renz



3rd International FEFLOW User Conference (FEFLOW 2012)

Building on the success of the previous FEFLOW user conferences, FEFLOW 2012 will feature numerous opportunities for exchanging ideas and improving your modeling skills. Highlights include:

·         Keynote presentations of trends and latest ideas in numerical modeling of water resources and related fields

·         User presentations showcasing ways in which FEFLOW is applied to challenging problems

·         Product updates

·         Opportunities to meet with DHI-WASY partners and FEFLOW users worldwide

·         Software demonstrations

·         Training courses and workshops


Conference Topics

Groundwater management: regional flow, water allocation, well-head protection

Mine-water management: dewatering, flooding, tailings dams, re-injection, solution mining

Contaminant transport: remediation, risk assessment, multispecies simulation, chemical reactions

Geothermics: open-loop systems, closed-loop systems, ATES, deep geothermics, geothermal use of mine voids

Porous-media modeling: unsaturated flow, industrial material development, new fields of application

Density-dependent flow: saltwater intrusion, brine injection, upconing

Methods and technology: user interfaces, 3D graphics, FEM, solvers, parallel computing, technical optimization, calibration and parameter estimation, uncertainty analysis

Model coupling: development, application, calibration/validation, linking with MIKE software


Key Dates

Abstract submission      January 31, 2012

Abstracts may be submitted to the Organizing Committee before January 31, 2012. Please email your abstract (up to 300 words) in MS Word format to feflow2012(at)dhi-wasy.de, including information about author(s), organization(s), email address(es) and whether oral or poster presentation is preferred.

DHI-WASY will award free FEFLOW licenses for the best oral and poster presentations.


Abstract acceptance       February 29, 2012

Paper submission           July 31, 2012

FEFLOW Basics course    Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, 2012

Preconference excursion September 2, 2012

Conference dates          September 3-5, 2012

Topical workshops          September 6-7, 2012


All details and further information on the conference can be found here.



Summer School in Berlin, September 17—21, 2012

It's becoming a tradition: The week-long summer-school program Modelling of Mass and Energy Transport in Porous Media With Practical Applications will again be offered in 2012. The summer school is a collaborative effort between DHI-WASY, Freie Universität Berlin and Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam and will be held at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Freie Universität Berlin. At a very affordable price, the course offers a combination of lectures on the hydrogeological and mathematical basics of flow, mass and heat transport in the subsurface, introductory FEFLOW exercises, and FEFLOW application in project work.

More information on the program can be found at http://emm.mi.fu-berlin.de/SOMMER/


Tips & Tricks – Layer subdivision into several uniformly spaced layers


Step 1: In the 3D Layer configurator increase the Distance to a value that is larger than the thickness of the layer that you would like to subdivide. If you want to be on the safe side, choose a very high value.

Step 2: Increase the Number of layers/slices to the desired number.

Step 3: Choose where the new slices are to be placed.

The result is a uniformly subdivided layer:


You have worked out your own particular way of achieving something otherwise impossible in FEFLOW? Email us!

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:






Advanced Groundwater Modeling



February 6-10, 2012

Berlin, Germany

Advanced Groundwater Modeling



April 23-27, 2012

Berlin, Germany

Advanced Groundwater Modeling



May 21-25, 2012

Berlin, Germany

Basics course (3-day preconference course)



Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 2012

Berlin, Germany

Summer School


FU Berlin, GFZ Potsdam, DHI-WASY

September 17-21, 2012

Berlin, Germany

Advanced Groundwater Modeling



October 15-19, 2012

Berlin, Germany

Advanced Groundwater Modeling



November 12-16, 2012

Berlin, Germany


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




GeoTHERM 2012 - expo & congress

1-2 March 2012

Offenburg, Germany


9-13 April 2012

Santiago, Chile


Latest Patches

The latest patch for FEFLOW 6.0 is FEFLOW 6.008 that can be downloaded from http://feflow.info/download.html.



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